Elizabeth Lucchesi, leader of The LizLuke Team of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Old Town Alexandria office, has been named as the 2017 small business philanthropist of the year by Volunteer Alexandria. The organization, which works to match volunteers with opportunities to give back, chose Lucchesi based on her strong commitment to the community. Lucchesi will be honored at Volunteer Alexandria’s 19th annual Alexandria Business Philanthropy Summit on April 27.
“When you volunteer in your community, most often it’s done out of love, a sense of pride for where you live and because you believe in the work of the organizations you support,” Lucchesi said. “The core values that my team and I hold both personally and professionally are what drive our desire to give back, which makes it an absolute honor to have been chosen for this award by Volunteer Alexandria.”
Lucchesi and her team work to support numerous organizations, including Rebuilding Alexandria Together, the Boys and Girls Club, Alexandria Little Theatre, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Marine Corps Marathon, National Children’s Hospital, Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as public and private schools in Alexandria and Fairfax County.
Additionally, Lucchesi gives back to the small business community of Alexandria by hosting business mixers for area professionals, sponsoring the Old Town Boutique District and the Del Ray Business Association and being on the board of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce where she has been a long-standing member.
The LizLuke Team is one of the top producing teams in the local market and sold over $63 million in real estate in 2016. Lucchesi is a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and its Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club, as well as the Virginia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. The LizLuke Team has helped clients reach their real estate goals at all price levels, from first-time buyers seeking a condo to high-end luxury property sales. In 2016, The LizLuke Team was named one of the top teams in Virginia by Real Trends.
“Elizabeth Lucchesi and The LizLuke Team are committed to their clients, to their profession and to their community, which is what has enabled them to earn an honor such as this one,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “We’re incredibly proud to have them as part of the Long & Foster family, and it’s because of the integrity and dedication of agents like Elizabeth and her team that we are the top real estate company in the Mid-Atlantic.”
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