Two NAGLREP Members Honored With Wells Fargo Community Service Awards

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Congratulations to NAGLREP members Jamie Zapata and Scott Harvey who have been named recipients of Wells Fargo’s Realty Community Service Awards.

Jamie was one of two awarded “Winners” status and received a $7,500 grant for The Center – Pride Center San Antonio while Scott was awarded one of four $5,000 “Outstanding Achievement” awards for the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association.

The Wells Fargo’s Realty Community Service Award is part of its RealtyWINS program, which celebrates real estate agents and brokers who make an impact in their communities by awarding grants to the 501c3 nonprofit organizations they serve.

“Wells Fargo is delighted to join NAGLREP in recognition of the volunteerism and leadership of real estate professionals who make a meaningful difference in their communities,” said Chrissy Weatherman, VP of Wells Fargo Housing Philanthropy and RealtyWINS program manager. “Please join us in congratulating Jamie and Scott for their exemplary efforts!”

Wells Fargo will honor both at the NAGLREP Conference in Palm Springs on October 1-3.

Wells Fargo shared 11 grants this year totaling $50,000 to members of diversity-based real estate organizations including NAGLREP.

Jamie and the San Antonio Pride Center

Jamie became the first out and open transgender Realtor in San Antonio and has taken a leadership role within the city’s LGBTQ+ community. She is member of the Pride Center Board of Directors and also volunteers on a resiliency task force working to identify services and resources that are needed in the community.

“At almost the same time I joined real estate in 2017, I was diagnosed with HIV,” Jamie said. “The Center was the first organization who opened their arms to me and so many others to provide free resources for our community. I now volunteer at The Center and do anything I can to give back to the community in my free time. I really believe my success is due to The Center giving me these opportunities to contribute. I’m thrilled that Wells Fargo is providing such a gift to the Pride Center San Antonio.”

Scott and the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association

Scott is a Past President and 15-plus year member and volunteer with the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association, an all-inclusive, all volunteer, non-profit organization that dedicates itself to preserving the western lifestyle, producing rodeos and raising funds for charitable organizations within the LGBT community.

Now in its 33rd year, the MGRA is planning for its 2020 Show-Me State Rodeo to be held next Labor Day where it is expected to draw more than 2,000 people.

“I grew up in a tiny town – Memphis, Missouri – and when I came to Kansas City after college I was still not out,” Scott said. “I had met a few guys who were involved in the rodeo and they told me I should come out and participate. The group was so important in helping me feel comfortable with myself. MGRA is such a big part of my life and I am thrilled that Wells Fargo honored me with the grant for them.”