At Neighborhood Real Estate, we believe that businesses and residents should work together to build a strong community. The company and individual members of our team volunteer our time and donate our dollars to a variety of schools, sports teams, community groups, and more. We enjoy helping and always receive much more than we give knowing that we are making our community a better place.
Here are some of the groups we've worked with lately:
Tonya Finlay has three active children that have attended Oakridge Elementary, Gunston Middle, and Wakefield High schools. She served on many Oakridge fundraising committees, as President of the Oakridge and Gunston PTAs, and donated to the Gunston PTA silent auction. She also organized and participated in the Gunston Parents’ Mixer to raise funds for the school.
For the past few years, Neighborhood Real Estate and Troutman & Company have been a sponsor of the Oakridge Elementary School Spring Fling, providing the pony rides and the petting zoo. This is an annual neighborhood tradition and the PTA's most exciting and largest fundraising event of the year, featuring a carnival, silent auction, and children's used book fair.
Tonya Finlay partnered with Billy Bayne, local parent co-owner of the Crystal City Sports Pub to purchase a new scoreboard for the Wakefield High School gym.
Louis Drummond volunteers for Arlington Neighborhood Village, an organization which serves the 55+ residents of Arlington County who want to continue living in their own homes and communities as they age. He drives members to shopping, social outings, and medical or personal appointments, and he provides technology assistance such as showing people how to use their computers, phones, and tablets. Louis also serves on the organization’s Information Technology Committee.
Launa Klimowicz Brown retired from the military in 2009 and continues to work with veterans and volunteer in the local community. As the volunteer president of a military community spouses' club, she is responsible for all fundraising events that led the organization to provide more than $30,000 in annual scholarships. She served as a panel member for Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Women’s Symposium and participated on the advisory board for the University of Washington at Tacoma initiative to establish the Veteran’s Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE).
She also regularly volunteers to meet the Honor Flights dedicated to bringing Veterans to our nation’s capital to explore the monuments dedicated to our service men and women.
Rose Demma serves as the Historian for the Aurora Hills Women’s Club, a nonprofit organization started in 1958 to support charitable organizations that serve Arlington Communities. Tonya Finlay has served as vice president for programs, and Launa Klimowicz Brown is also a member and volunteer.
Tonya Finlay serves as the Care Chair for the green Manor Garden Club in Arlington.
Tonya Finlay has sponsored boys basketball and girls softball in the Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation as well as girls basketball at Wakefield High School.
Tonya Finlay has donated to Cole’s Closet, an organization which donates items to hospitals to ensure a more comfortable hospital stay for all children and provides new toys, books, gift cards, and care packages to seriously ill children and their families.
2219 S. Arlington Ridge Road
Arlington, VA 22202