Roxana Bowgen

Roxana Bowgen of William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services in Greenwich received the 2005 Good Neighbor Award from the Connecticut Association of Realtors at the organization’s recent Leadership Conference held at the Connecticut Convention Center. The award is given annually to Realtors who make an exceptional contribution to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Bowgen was granted the Good Neighbor Award for founding Volunteers on Call and for her 20 years of service to that organization and numerous other groups. Volunteers on Call is a Greenwich-based humanitarian organization that strives to help countless individuals both nationally and internationally. It gathers together people from all walks of life and socioeconomic levels to place teams of volunteers in the roles of helping those in need.

At Volunteers on Call, Bowgen works tirelessly to match teams and projects. Bowgen led a group of volunteers to New York City where they spent the night distributing food and clothing to the homeless. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she organized teams of volunteers to serve at the Stratford FEMA Relief warehouse by packing donations to be delivered to the site of the World Trade Center disaster. She also has served, as well as recruited others, to volunteer time to homeless shelters in Stamford and Norwalk.

Just a few months ago, Bowgen went to Rwanda, Africa, where she worked with another group, building a house for her sponsored family and working with orphaned and child-headed households. She is arranging for another team of volunteers to return there within the next few months to continue the work.

A check for $1,000 will be sent to Volunteers on Call on Bowgen’s behalf.

“Roxana’s volunteer achievements are nothing short of amazing, and we are very proud of the recognition she has received from CAR. Roxana is a prime example of the high caliber of Realtors and staff we have as part of the Raveis team,” said William Raveis, chairman and chief executive officer of William Raveis Real Estate & Home Services.

“The Good Neighbor Awards once again demonstrate Realtors’ commitment to their communities,” said CAR President Robert Fiorito.

Bowgen is a member of the Greenwich Association of Realtors.

Ready Earns Designation

The Real Estate Commission has issued the advanced license designation of Real Estate Broker to Allison Ready of Prudential Connecticut Realty’s Fairfield office. Ready had successfully completed the advanced real estate training required for the broker qualifications in order to give her clients a higher level of service.

“Allison is a consistent award-winning Realtor with over $40 million in residential real estate sales,” said Melissa Riley, office leader of Prudential Connecticut’s Fairfield office. “She is dedicated to giving her clients outstanding customer service. Allison always strives to further her real estate education in order to offer her clients the highest level of real estate professionalism. We are very proud of her achievement.”

Riley said Ready is a highly motivated professional with exceptional marketing skills, adding that her dedication to her clients, attention to detail and professionalism have earned her a reputation for honesty and integrity. Ready is a member of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors and has earned other advanced real estate designations including Senior Real Estate Specialist and Graduate, Real Estate Institute.

Ready has lived in the Fairfield area for more than 30 years and grew up in Greenfield Hill. She serves customers in the communities of Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Greenfield Hill and Southport.