Scottsdale Realtor Jeff Fields, of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, is recognized as one of 10 National Association of Realtors 2020 Good Neighbor Award finalists from across the country.
His work on the board of Teen Lifeline to prevent teen suicide in Arizona, according to a press release, has earned him the honor from among the more than 700,000 members of the National Association of Realtors, which selects 10 finalists for its 2020 Good Neighbor Awards, honoring those who make a difference in their communities by volunteering.
Listed among the 10 National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Awards finalists, Mr. Fields, is committed to saving teens from what he calls “the most preventable death,” the release said.
Under his leadership, the organization serves more than 28,000 youth through a peer-to-peer teen crisis hotline while providing community education on suicide prevention.
The past board president of Teen Lifeline has lost several friends to suicide, according to the release.
This is the 21st year the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized Realtor volunteers who donate time, money and passion to enrich the lives of people in their communities, the release said.
“Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, these Realtors have continued to help their neighbors in impactful and inspiring ways,” said NAR President Vince Malta a broker at Malta & Co. Inc., in San Francisco, California.
“I am so proud to honor this year’s Good Neighbor Award finalists for their outstanding volunteer work and for exemplifying everything we strive to be as Realtors® and as engaged, compassionate members of a community.”
In upcoming weeks, five winners will be selected by a multi-stage, criteria-based judging process. Winners will receive a $10,000 grant and national media exposure for their community charity, including a feature in the November/December issue of REALTOR Magazine.
Winners will also be recognized at the virtual REALTORS Conference and Expo in November, while five honorable mention selections will receive a $2,500 grant for their respective nonprofit organizations.
The public is invited to participate in voting for finalists at realtor.com/goodneighbor through Oct. 2, as a $2,500 award will go to the top vote-getter and the second and third place winners will each receive $1,250.
The “Web Choice Favorites” along with the five judged winners will be announced on Oct. 6, noted the release.