Hero Award

 
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Celebrating Members Who Make a Difference!



Applications for the 2018 NVAR Hero Award have closed.

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About the Award

Many of our NVAR members modestly donate their time and funds to help improve the lives of others in need or to help advance a cause or a mission that they care about. 

The NVAR Hero Award celebrates and recognizes these remarkable members who have made a great difference to others. It is NVAR’s plan that this recognition will help raise awareness of each recipient’s important contributions and show that NVAR members care about the welfare of our community. As an added benefit, this program will position us to submit NVAR Hero Award winners into the NAR Good Neighbor Awards national program.




Congratulations to the 2018 NVAR Hero Award Recipient, Nora Partlow!

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The Neighborhood Health of Virginia nonprofit nominated Nora Partlow for the 2018 NVAR Hero Award for her 21 years of time, donations, and leadership in support of fundraising events netting more than $550,000. Read more about Nora here.




NVAR Hero Award Rules and Eligibility Criteria


1.    Nominees must be members of NVAR in good standing.

2.    Nominees should have contributed volunteer (unpaid) hours to a program that improves the livability of a community. The program's activities aren't limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring, and homelessness prevention.

3.    Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials, and other resources will be considered by judges as well.

4.    Nominees will be judged on 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 association- or company-wide efforts. If an individual within your company can be singled out as instrumental to the success of a group effort, he or she is eligible. If the achievements of two people (such as a married couple or co-founders of an organization) cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one.

6.    Some portion of the nominee's community work must have taken place during the timeframe specified on the application form, but judges will also consider ongoing efforts outside that timeframe that demonstrate a depth of commitment.

7.    Nominees should be able to document the results of their involvement though published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.

8.    Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be considered. NVAR Realtors® may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another NVAR member, a state or local association executive, or the community organization they serve. All entries will be verified.

How to Enter:

The 2018 NVAR Hero Award application has closed. Please check back for information about the 2019 award!