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DEC 2018

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56 December 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE CHERYL D'ANNA is a sales professional with Elevating Real Estate, a Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Real - ty brokerage. She donates a portion of her commissions to Golf Fore Africa, an organi - zation that brings clean wa- ter to children and families living in extreme poverty in Africa. JOZETTE HERRERA is an agent with Keller Williams Houston Preferred in Pear- land, Texas. Herrera is on the board of directors of the Opioid Awareness Founda- tion, a 501(c)(3) centered on combating the opioid cri- sis, from education to pre- vention to treatment. She manages the operations of the organization. GEORGE C. JALIL is man- aging broker and president of Real Living First Ser - vice Realty in Miami, Fla., and chairman of the board of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®. In 2017, MIAMI adopted the Changing Com - munities Initiative, which has hosted dinners for homeless residents, including one in June 2018 that fed 500. JIM PARK , national chair- man emeritus, AREAA, has over 25 years of experience supporting diverse communi- ties, global business devel- opment and affordable hous- ing. The founder and partner of the Mortgage Collabora- tive, Park formerly served as the chair of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Con- gressional Studies. DAN SPRANSY , broker/ owner at Realty Execu - tives Cooper Spransy, is the founder of Before 16, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foun - dation that matches host families with international orphans who are almost 16 years old—the age at which most are forced out of the adoption system. AMITY COURTOIS is a bro- ker at Give Realty, which has a charity-based business model in which 25 percent of each commission is donated to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit or faith-based organization of the client's choice. Thus far, Give Realty has donated over $826,000 on behalf of their clients. Located in Honolulu, ABE LEE , with CENTURY 21 iProperties, focuses on real estate education and afford - able housing. With a mas- ter's degree in education, Lee has developed over 150 affordable housing projects and taught thousands in real estate pre-license, zoning, contracts, foreclosures, tax laws, etc. JOSH STEPHENS , vice president of Berkshire Ha - thaway HomeServices War- ren Residential, is an estab- lished innovator, community developer and advocate. In 2018, Stephens helped to champion the #ForHerToo movement, raising funds to help the Creative Action In- stitute (CAI) in its mission to advance gender equality. CEO & Founder, National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Jeff Berger is the CEO and founder of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates on behalf of the LGBT com- munity within housing, as well as an LGBT and allied network of practitioners in real estate. With Berger at the helm, NAGLREP is advocating for the expansion of fair housing to include LGBT members; under the Fair Housing Act as it stands, sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected. To bring the cause to the forefront, NAGLREP hosted its second annual LGBT Housing Policy Sum- mit this spring, where Berger and other constituents met with policymakers and representatives in Washington, D.C. JEFF BERGER CRUSADERS | The champions of a better way

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