Bell-Meyer brings with her over 10 years’ experience working with chambers of commerce and economic development initiatives.
Suzanne DeCosta Presented with Houlihan Lawrence's Humanitarian Award
In recognition of the extraordinary volunteer contributions of its real estate agents and employees, Houlihan Lawrence presented its second Humanitarian Award at its companywide event on May 5 which was held at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Suzanne DeCosta was presented with the award in recognition of her exemplary service to her community. Her commitment to giving back is not limited to a single cause or organization. DeCosta selflessly lends her time and leadership to a myriad of causes benefiting community members in need, the brokerage stated.
Much of her work focuses on supporting those suffering from addiction, a cause close to her heart. DeCosta has donated countless hours to supporting Saint Christopher’s Inn, a rehabilitation shelter for men with addiction. She also serves as a member of CAPE, the Council on Addiction Prevention of the Southern Dutchess Coalition for Drug Prevention. In addition to her support of those with addiction, she avidly supports the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Heart Association. DeCosta is also an organizer of countless community initiatives, including the John Jay High School Operation Santa, the Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley, and the John Jay Leaf Raking for Senior Citizens.
“This award recognizes and encourages the great work of our many agents and employees who donate their time and talents,’’ said Liz Nunan, President & CEO of Houlihan Lawrence. “When we asked for nominations for this year’s award, we received many heartfelt stories. We are so lucky to have a company filled with big hearts who put the needs of others ahead of their own.” The Houlihan Lawrence Humanitarian Award recognizes someone who has made an extraordinary impact through volunteer work or fundraising efforts on the local, national or global stage.