Good Neighbor Award Nominees

Voting has ended! The winner of the 2021 Good Neighbor Award is Albert Alvarado.

This year SABOR is opening up the Good Neighbor Award for voting by the membership and the winner will receive $1,000 for the charity of their choice. Voting will be available through SABOR’s member portal November 9 – 23, 2021.

How to Vote:

Log in to the Member Portal. Select the Elections tab from the top menu, from there you can proceed to cast your vote. *Please note that each member will only be able to vote once and voting will close on November 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

If you need any assistance voting or logging into the portal, please contact support@sabor.com.

Awards & Installation Ceremony:

Join us in celebrating our 2021 award winners and welcoming our 2022 leadership at SABOR’s Awards and Installation Ceremony on December 15. Learn more here.

Good Neighbor Nominees:

Nominee: Albert Alvarado
Office: Keller Williams Heritage
Charitable Organization: 
Traveling Loaves and Fishes
Organization’s Mission: Providing food and clothing with dignity to the homeless and other disadvantaged communities of San Antonio and its surrounding areas through the daily delivery of nourishing meals and compassionate interaction.
Nominee’s Volunteer Work: Albert is committed to ending homelessness and feeding the hungry in San Antonio. He has been part of Traveling Loaves and Fishes for over 20 years and has helped raise funds and hand out meals for over 10,000 people in his years of service. Albert serves those in need with humility and grace, always greeting all with the dignity that they deserve. 

Nominee: Arnold Ballesteros
Office: Stonepoint Properties, Inc.
Charitable Organization: 
Harvest City Church
Organization’s Mission: Harvest City Church is a community church dedicated to serving people throughout the city.
Nominee’s Volunteer Work: Arnold is an accomplished guitarist and as a member of Harvest City Church, he participates in multiple services, almost every week. He has served consistently for the past several years, providing support for the ministry’s goals. Specifically, Arnold has helped serve the church’s community services by leading practices, rehearsals, and Sunday services for their worship ministry. He also generously gives his time to serve those who have lost a loved one by ministering to them at funerals and committal services. In addition, Arnold makes himself available as needed.

Nominee: Holly Hermes
Office: Phyllis Browning Company
Charitable Organization: 
The Police Unity Tour
Organization’s Mission: The Mission of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of those officers who die in the line of duty and to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.
Nominee’s Volunteer Work: Holly participates in fundraising throughout the year for The Mission of the Police Unity Tour, including volunteering during the 250-mile bike ride over a four-day period. While volunteering, she follows the riders and sets up drink and food stations at stops in between Portsmouth, VA, and Washington DC. Holly has always wanted to honor the men and women of law enforcement that have made the ultimate sacrifice. She feels extremely passionate about this cause because her sisters-in-law’s name is on the memorial wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Travis County, Senior Deputy Jessica Wright Hollis lost her life in September 2014 while she was securing a low water crossing. She left behind a son, a husband, her mother, and a brother. 

Nominee: Marlee Kutzer
Office: Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
Charitable Organization: 
Any Baby Can
Organization’s Mission: The mission of Any Baby Can is to serve families with children and youth facing serious health or developmental challenges.
Nominee’s Volunteer Work: Marlee has been volunteering with Any Baby Can for 8 years and has served on the Board since 2019. She participates in monthly board meetings and annual events, while also serving as the Vice-Chair of the board and as a member of the committees for The Angel Affair and the annual Fore! Any Baby Can Golf Tournament. Marlee is also the Nominating Committee Chair of their Finance and Nominating Committee. Through Marlee’s time, efforts, and donations, children affected by a medical diagnosis will receive a chance at a better life, proper nutrition, adequate health care, and education. Marlee’s volunteer work provides children born with a chronic illness, complex medical needs, or other special needs with resources to create a happy, full life and reach their maximum potential.

Nominee: Leesa Harper Rispoli
Office: Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®
Charitable Organization: 
Communities in Schools
Organization’s Mission: Communities in Schools’ mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Nominee’s Volunteer Work: With Leesa’s background in education (working as an educator and then administrator for 19 years), children and their learning are very important to her. For that reason, she donates personal time and money to her charity of choice, Communities in Schools, which is dedicated to providing resources to children across the nation that are at risk for not earning a high school diploma. Leesa understands, from experience, that some children find security and safety in their classrooms; she wants to do as much as she can to help make classrooms feel as much like home as possible for them.

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