2009 Recipients

Four REALTORS® were recognized for compassionate charitable and advocacy efforts in their communities. Allan DeGenova, John Grasty, Arnold Shuchat and Marianne Wilson were each recipients of 2009 REALTORS Care® Awards. 


Allan DeGenova
Sutton Group West Coast Realty

Allan served as the 2009 president of the Honour House Society, which will provide temporary housing for families of wounded military personnel and local first responders. Honour House opens on Remembrance Day, 2010. He’s also a director of the Vancouver Resource Society, which secures housing for people with disabilities.


John Grasty
Prudential Sterling Realty

John is a tireless homeowner advocate who served as the 2009 president for the Consumer Advocacy and Support for Homeowners Society. He also serves on the national advisory council for Canadians for Properly Built Homes.


Arnold Shuchat
Multiple Realty Ltd.

Arnold is the founder and organiser of the hugely successful Battle of the Bands fundraiser for the Richmond Jewish Day School and the Louis Brier Foundation for the Aged. In 2009, the event's second year, he helped raise $42,000. 


Marianne Wilson
Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty

Marianne is a founding director and the 2009 president of the Squamish Community Foundation. She has created REALTOR®-funded local initiatives such as a shelter fund and a program that collects weekly donations from REALTORS® for the local food bank.