Three deserving New Jersey Realtors® were named winners of the Good Neighbor Awards and recognized as individuals who have made extraordinary commitments to community service programs throughout the state.
First place was awarded to David C. Forward, ABR, GRI, of Keller Williams in Medford. A member of the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors®, Forward has been a strong supporter of the Rotary Club’s global campaign to eradicate polio, PolioPlus, for more than 30 years. After becoming the district chairman of the first PolioPlus campaign in 1984, he went on to organize immunization teams that have provided thousands of children with the polio vaccine.
Now the District Governor for District 7500 in New Jersey. Forward continues to raise funds and awareness for PolioPlus. The Rotary Foundation will receive $2,500 on his behalf.
Second place was awarded to Don Doll, GRI, of Jesse Real Estate in Ocean City. A member of the Ocean City Board of Realtors®, Doll has more than 30 years of service with the Ocean City Exchange Club, a local nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The Ocean City Exchange Club also awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Ocean City High School.
The service organization will receive a $1,500 donation in Doll’s name.
Finally, third place was awarded to Dave Lewis of Coldwell Banker Preferred in Moorestown. A member of the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors®, Lewis is an active Board of Trustees member for The Tender, a local nonprofit serving Burlington and Camden counties with three programs: a day center for those with Alzheimer’s, a support group for caregivers, and a transportation program that provides rides for frail, homebound seniors. The Tender will receive a $1,000 donation in Lewis’ name.
“Finding the time to dedicate to necessary, deserving charities, while still maintaining their real estate business at such a high level is a rare find,” said 2015 New Jersey Realtors® President Eugenia K. Bonilla. “We are happy to recognize these outstanding members for their incredible enthusiasm for the well-being of their communities.”