Susanne Crenshaw, Keller Williams of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla.
For 19 years, Crenshaw has shaped and improved the futures of the elderly and handicapped by providing daytime care and relieving the burden on caregivers. She is the former volunteer president of Daily Living Centers Inc., which is the largest adult day healthcare program in Oklahoma, providing 934 participants with self-sufficiency, dignity and hope, and helping delay or prevent placement in nursing homes. Crenshaw spearheaded fundraising efforts to fund the construction of two new facilities and launched a daily transportation service.
Kenneth W. Davis, Welcome Home Realty, Boca Raton, Fla.
As a long-time member of The Rotary Club of Boca Raton, Davis has spent more than two decades reaching out to underprivileged youth. Over the past two years, he raised more than $100,000 for Tomorrow's Promise Community School, a county charter school for at-risk students. He also mentors students at the school and helps them obtain college scholarships. A long-time supporter of the Cat Island Orphanage in the Bahamas, he has inspired members of the Palm Beach State College Rotaract Club to volunteer and spearhead fundraisers for the children. Last year, Davis inspired the college students to donate a truck to the orphanage, create a pen pal program and raise money for Christmas gifts.
Bernice Helman, Coldwell Banker Troy Helman Realtors®, Terre Haute, Ind.
For 18 years, Helman has served the United Way of the Wabash Valley, an organization dedicated to achieving community-wide change by improving the education, income and health of its residents. Her community was dealt a hard blow when a large pharmaceutical company left, taking with it jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in corporate donations. Helman overcame the challenge through her tireless efforts, which included reaching out to solicit donations from rural counties that typically had only received donations, resulting in the United Way surpassing its fundraising goal of $1.8 million last year.
Nick Manis, Manis Realtors®, South Brunswick, N.J.
Following the death of a close friend in Iraq, Manis co-founded the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit that helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life. His experience as a Realtor® has enabled him to tackle critical issues -- getting homeless veterans off the street and preventing homelessness among veterans and their families who face foreclosure and eviction. Manis frequently conducts midnight missions during which he and a team of volunteers visit bus stations, train stations and other places that the homeless gather to provide food, clothing and emergency assistance.
Tina McDonough, RE/MAX Select, Renton, Wash.
As captain of the Valley Girls & Guys! 3-Day Team, McDonough has raised more than $1.4 million to raise awareness and fund research for breast cancer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Starting with a team of four walkers in 2007, McDonough has grown the team to more than 168 walkers and become the number-one fundraising team in the U.S. The 3-Day Team gives cancer survivors a place to feel at home and as part of a second family while taking their next step into surviving and celebrating life. Because of McDonough's passion and commitment, 75 percent of her walkers return each year.
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