Good Neighbor Award

Honoring REALTORS® with an Exceptional Commitment to  Community

​The Mainstreet Good Neighbor Award recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving their communities through volunteer work. Each year the winner(s) will receive a contribution - in their name - to a charity or organization of their choosing.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominees must be a MORe member in good standing.
  2. Nominees will have contributed to a program that improves the livability of a local community. Those activities aren’t limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring, or homelessness prevention, for example.
  3. Nominees will have made a significant contribution of personal time.  
  4. Nominees will be judged on their level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project’s suitability as a role model for other REALTORS®.
  5. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not company-wide efforts.  
  6. Nominees must be able to document the results of their individual involvement through published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.


Contact Mary Steed at or 630.324.8432.

Nomination Procedures:

REALTORS® may nominate themselves, may be nominated by another MORe member, or be nominated by the community organization they serve. To enter, complete and submit the official nomination form including attachments.

All entries shall become the property of MORe and will not be returned.

  • Nominee entry information will not be given to anyone outside of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.
  • Nominees must sign an affidavit of eligibility and be willing to be interviewed, photographed, and featured on the Association’s website. The recipient will be recognized at the annual installation of Officers & Directors.
  • The recipient will be notified by telephone and mail.

2019 Award Recipients

Dale Taylor - $2,000 to South Suburban P.A.D.S.

Tina Abbatecola - $1,000 to Lake County Responds for Veterans

Linda Dressler - $500 to Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association


2018 Award Recipients

Liane Luckett - $2,000 to Midwest BBQ for the Brave

Nicole Tudisco - $1,000 to Jarrett Payton Foundation

Cally Larson - $500 to Plainfield Police K-9 Memorial


2017 Award Recipients

Jina Boerman - $2,000 to West Suburban Community Pantry

Joan Wayman - $1000 to Rotary Club of Darien

Karen Irace - $500 to US Marine Corps Toys for Tots

2016 Award Recipients

Jack Persin - $2,000 to Naperville Responds to Our Veterans

Beth Kaim - $1,000 to Elk Grove Leo's Club

Robert Lindemann - $500 to St. Baldrick's Foundation in West Dundee

2015 Award Recipients

Michael Lescher - $1,000 to Promote Fox Lake

Brenda Walden - $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dale Taylor - $250 to South Suburban P.A.D.S.

2014 Award Recipients

Joe Kenny - $1,000 to First United Methodist Church - Homeless Ministry

Richard Dunn - $500 to First United Methodist Church - Welcome Center

Gary Leavenworth - $250 to Lombard Town Centre

2013 Award Recipients

Dale Taylor - $1,000 to South Suburban Pads

Cindy Eich - $500 to REALTORS® Against Homelessness

Gary Leavenworth - $250 to Singing for Seniors