PMAR Realtor® Good Neighbor Award
The PMAR Good Neighbor Award will be presented at the 2018 Portland First Citizen Banquet in recognition of one PMAR member who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their community. PMAR will donate $1,000 to the recipient’s charity of choice.
2018 PMAR Realtor® Good Neighbor Recipient
Joan Allen, Windermere Realty Trust
Since joining Windermere in 1991, Allen has dedicated herself to the community. She has volunteered for multiple nonprofits in the Northwest and was Co-Chair of a local chapter of the Windermere Foundation. The Windermere Foundation donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and has raised over $35 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, food, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need ourhelp most.
Allen has also served on the board of New Avenues for Youth for the past 20 years and she founded the Steve Allen Legends of Comedy event, the signature fundraiser for New Avenues, raising over five million dollars through 16 comedy showcase events. She also serves on the board of Bridge Meadows, Providence Portland Medical Center Foundation and is on the advisory board for Girls, Inc.
Allen is described as a visionary who infuses a community mission from her work with the Windermere Foundation into her everyday role as Co-Owner and Vice President of Windermere Realty Trust. Her passionate leadership among more than 450 real estate agents in fifteen offices spread throughout Oregon and SouthwestWashington has helped countless low-income and homeless families every day for the past eighteen years. The local chapter of the Windermere Foundation has raised more than $3.6 million which has been donated to 153 nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
In honor of her impressive work in the community, $1,000 will be donated by the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® to Allen’s charity of choice.
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2005 Bert Waugh, GRI, Prudential Northwest Properties
2006 Debi Young, Alpine Realty Group
2007 Dennis Kelly, Windermere/C&C Realty Group
2008 John Ludlow, John Ludlow Realty
2009 Veta Holscher, RE/MAX Equity Group
2010 Robin Grimm, Grimanda Realty, LLC
2011 Chris Bonner, The Hasson Company
2012 Donald Falk, The Hasson Company
2013 Carolyn Weinstein, The Hasson Company
2014 Peter O’Neil, Coldwell Banker Seal
2015 Cheryle Clunes, Summa Real Estate Executives
2016 Bill Grange, Windermere Stellar
2017 Katy Powell, RE/MAX Equity Group
2018 Joanne Allen, Windermere Realty Trust