Realtor® Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is one of five winners chosen by the National Association of Realtors® for REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award. Hanna was selected for founding a nonprofit that donates millions of dollars to children’s hospitals to fund treatment for children without insurance whose treatment is not covered by their insurance.
"It’s amazing how the efforts of this year’s Good Neighbor Award winners truly creates a positive connection in their communities and spurs a ripple effect of generosity among others,” says National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown, broker-owner of Investment Real Estate in Oakland, California and founder of Investment Properties. "I am proud to honor Hanna’s dedication for going beyond the call of duty of finding a way to help fund the treatments for children who have no insurance and making it possible for them to have the proper treatments needed.”
Mr. Hanna co-founded the Howard Hanna Children's Free Care Fund in 1988 to pay for children's medical treatment and special projects at children's hospitals. Since then more than $14 million has been raised through the company's 9,000 agents in eight states, and last year alone, his agents raised more than $1 million. The money goes to about a dozen children’s hospitals in markets where Howard Hanna offices are located.
To read his full story and watch his video, go to Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III.
Charlene Haislip, President of the REALTORS® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh had this to say, "Congratulations to Hoddy on being recognized nationally for his years of fundraising on behalf of Children's Hospitals. It is a testament to his leadership and he inspires us all to achieve more in our community."
Hoddy Hanna and the other four Good Neighbor Award winners will receive a $10,000 grant for their charity and will be featured in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The recipients will be presented with crystal trophies on Saturday, November 4, during the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.
The Good Neighbor Awards have been granted annually since 2000 by NAR’s REALTOR® Magazine to recognize Realtors® who make an extraordinary impact through volunteer work. More than $1.1 million in grants have been awarded to the winners’ charities since the inaugural award.
REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards is sponsored by primary sponsor realtor.com® and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Nominees were judged on their personal contribution of time as well as financial and material contributions to benefit their cause. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.