GHAR Good Neighbor Award

GHAR's Annual Good Neighbor Award Program

The GHAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes a REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work. Nominees must be members of GHAR and NAR in good standing.

One winner will be announced each April to allow enough time to apply for the NAR Good Neighbor Award deadline in May. That will potentially maximize the grant money received for the winner's charity. The winner & corresponding charity will be recognized in all GHAR communications channels. The winner will also receive $1,000 in grant money for their charity, courtesy of the GHAR Foundation.



Applications closed for 2021. Please check back 1st quarter 2022. Please email fillable PDF form to Keara Langston: Also, use this address for any questions. Sponsorships also accepted!

2021 First Good Neighbor Award Winner: Susan Shimkus Lemkuil and the CT Brain Tumor Alliance

(Hartford, Conn., April 26, 2021) – GHAR is proud to announce that Susan Shimkus Lemkuil, a Realtor® with SML Real Estate, Inc, is the first recipient of the 2021 GHAR Good Neighbor Award in recognition of her charitable work on behalf of CT Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA). 

Pictured (L to R): Alexa Kebalo Hughes, GHAR 2021 President; Susan Shimkus Lemkuil; Holly Callanan, GHAR CEO; Chris Cusano, CTBTA Executive Director; and Jen Boilard, 2021 GHAR Community Involvement Committee Chair.

Lemkuil, a brain tumor survivor, has advocated for the CTBTA for over 14 years and has since helped raise meaningful dollars along with countless volunteer hours to support CTBTA, a charity that offers the community four programs in which to assist: patient outreach, patient assistance, brain tumor research and brain tumor program support. As part of the award, CTBTA received a check for $1000, provided by the GHAR Foundation.