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Beckie Whittier & Julie Gezella Honored at FRAR Award Banquet

Tuesday, December 5th — the Four Rivers Association of REALTORS® (FRAR) held the 2018 Installation of Officers and Directors & 2017 Awards Banquet with proceeds benefiting the Comal Habitat for Humanity. In attendance were notable figures in the local real estate industry including, Scott Caballero, TAR’s Public Policy Chairman for 2017, RVP for Region 13, and a past SABOR Chairman, Candy Cargill, Region 7 RVP, Debbie Vallone-Homeier, TREPAC Trustee for Region 7, Justin Landon, Vice President of Government Affairs San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and Casey Lee, TAR Central Texas Field Representative.

Members of FRAR had the opportunity to nominate members from each of the five counties. Outgoing 2017 President, Monica Malorgio McNabb, presented the following awards to Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® Beckie Whittier and Julie Gezella.

The Four Rivers Association Members voted a REALTOR® they felt demonstrated leadership, community service and all around good professional conduct to their industry. It was completely unexpected. Aside from active REALTORS®, I’ve learned it expands far beyond that, to include someone that exemplifies what a REALTOR® is. That is why this is such an honor for me.”, says Julie Gezella

Julie Gezella is pictured below accepting the 2017 FRAR Comal County REALTOR of the Year.

Beckie Whittier is pictured below accepting the 2017 President’s Appreciation Award.

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® is a proud supporter of the Four Rivers Association of REALTORS®. A total of $2,600 was raised for the Comal Habitat for Humanity as a result of this event. We are immensely proud to have such passionate and involved real estate professionals as a part of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®.

Congratulations to Julie Gezella and Beckie Whittier!

22nd Annual Any Baby Can Style Show, D’Ann Harper accepts 2016 Wonder of the Child Award

trophy-close-upThis year marked the 22nd Annual Any Baby Can Style Show & Luncheon. The funds raised during this event will make a world of difference in the lives of children and youths with special needs. The spirit of Any Baby Can’s Annual Style Show and Luncheon is fashion, philanthropy and friends – supporting families never goes out of style.

Revenue from this fabulous celebration enables Any Baby Can to continue to provide services, at no cost regardless of income,  to families of children and youth with special healthcare needs. By providing crisis assistance, counseling, autism services, sibling support, prescription assistance and health and wellness service they move families from crisis to care.14372070_1177173612344244_3599628622450997372_o

Leslie Bohl a great friend to and supporter of Any Baby Can was Mistress of Ceremonies. Some of the guests shared stories and experiences in the journey of family. Genesis Argueta, 15, gave a beautiful testimony about her journey with Any Baby Can and they assisted her and her family with various resources and support. Bexar County District Attorney, Nico LaHood also shared his experience as a parent with a child with special needs.

It is with much honor that we looked on as former Board Chair, D’Ann Harper was awarded with the 2016 Wonder of the Child Award for her years of service and dedication to Any Baby Can during this year’s opening ceremonies.

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D’Ann served on the Board of Directors for Any Baby can since 2009, and serve as Board Chair from 2013-2015. She has helped lead Any Baby Can through expansion of service provisions and an understanding that there is a great need in the community for service. Any Baby Can serves families who have children, birth through 17 years of age, with special health needs, chronic illness and/or developmental disabilities residing in Bexar and the surrounding 18 counties. Service consist of case management, counseling, Autism education, sibling support, health and wellness, prescription assistance and funeral assistance. Services are free of charge regardless of income. Any Baby Can depends on a vast community of committed friends and volunteers, like D’Ann, to serve over 9,700 individuals each year.

To view all the photos we captured from the day’s events visit us on Facebook here.

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