Strengthening our community through giving and service.
At Charter One Realty, we are part of our community. We take pride in being a good neighbor, and we are committed to strengthening our community. Through the years, many of our agents served as board members of local organizations, volunteered in the community, and continued to expand their knowledge with education.
Agent Community Service Contributions
Andy Twisdale served on the Hilton Head Island Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Greater Island Council Government Policy Committee, and chaired the South Carolina Realtor Political Action Committee. Andy was also a South Carolina RPAC Trustee from 2012-2016, South Carolina Realtor Advocate of the Year in 2013, Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors President in 2000 and 2006, and named Realtor of the Year in 1998 and 2013 by the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors.
Andy Reed is a member of the Hilton Head Island Community Church.
Barry Fiebert volunteered at 2 charitable events held in Hampton Lake in 2016 that raised money for local charities and military veteran organizations, the annual Tiger Bass Race and the Fishing with Military Heroes.
Becky Herman served on the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors Board of Directors and was involved in the planning of their golf and tennis fundraiser. 2019 Realtor Service Award Recipient.
Brad Wilson served on the Board for Memory Matters.
David Carroll served on the Board for Experience Green, volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, LCPCC Low Country Pregnancy Center & Clinic, Second Helpings, and American Cancer Society in 2016.
David Hill served on the Board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes Week of Champions, volunteered as a youth mentor for First Tee/Hooked on Golf, and gave his time as a program volunteer with Young Life.
Erica Veit is the Founder and Executive Board Member at the Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society and volunteered at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Savannah.
Jacque Johnson has been a Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island for 15 years, a committee member for the Boys and Girls Club fundraiser for 14 years, and is a committee member of the Wexford Foundation. Jacque also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Walk for Cancer, and the Community Education Program for Leamington & Wexford. 2019 Realtor Service Award Recipient.
Joey Doyle serves on the Community Outreach Committee and she is a volunteer for Realtor Helping Real People.
Judd Tracy served weekly as a food bank volunteer at the Church of the Cross.
Katie Gambla was a former employee and currently serves as a Volunteer of Hopeful Horizons, which services Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton, and Allendale counties.
Keller Welch volunteers for the Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival and participates in the Realtor Association Community Golf and Tennis Tournament. Keller is also a member of the Professional Development Committee for SCAR.
Lonnie Goulet served on the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, the Board of Education for the Island Lutheran Church, and served on the Community Outreach Committee. 2019 Realtor Service Award Recipient.
Mike Ray is a volunteer at Maranatha Farms Animal Rescue.
Michael Mark is the first vice-chairman of the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina.
Neil Castellane is a VanLandingham Rotary Member and has received the honor of Rotarian of the Year. Neil is the founding member of Hilton Head Citizens and continues to serve on the Board.
Randy Fix was the 2018 Vice Chairman for the Hospitality Ambassadors for the Heritage Golf Tournament. Randy was also a past President of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors in 2014 and has served on the board of the Fishing Club Steering Committee at Hampton Lake.
Rich Reed served on the Board of Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers in Medicine.
Richard MacDonald serves as an Elder at Hilton Head Presbyterian Church.
Rob Moore served the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors as the Co-Chair of the Legislative and RPAC Committee in 2016. Rob also served the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors as the RPAC Fundraising Chair. Additionally, Rob served as on the 2016 Candidate Joint Screening Committee for the combined Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and Beaufort Area Association of Realtors.
Sonny Huntley served on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Discovery Museum, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and Club Course Villas. Sonny is a VanLandingham Rotary Club member and past president. He was the Hilton Head Island Area Association of Realtors President in 1981 and was the Hilton Head Island Area Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year in 1981.
Susan Yahn is the Chairperson of the 2017 "Play for Pink" event at Berkeley Hall this year. Susan and her dog also volunteer at Hospets through Hospice of the Lowcountry and are a part of "a reading dog" program at the Boys and Girls Club.
Tom Reed served on the Board of Directors for Osprey Village in 2016 and has been named Chairman of the Board for 2017. Tom served on the Hilton Head Island Multiple Listing Service Board in 2016 and will continue to do so in 2017.
Tracy Dayton is on the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Committee. This is a fundraiser put on by the American Cancer Society on Hilton Head Island and in Savannah.
Wayne Corley served as the Chairman of the Professional Development Committee of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, served as a member of the Beaufort County Tax Equalization Board, and served as a member of the Berkeley Hall Architectural Review Board. Wayne is also a member of the Berkeley Hall Membership and Marketing Committee.
Diana Sroufe, Joey Doyle, Holly Snyder, Judd Tracy, Lonnie Goulet, Neil Castellane, Randy Fix, and Tracy Dayton are all Hilton Head Island Ambassadors.
The following Charter One Realty agents are Realtor Service Award Recipients:
- Alison Melton
- Andy Twisdale
- Angela Mullis
- Ann Lilly
- Becky Herman
- Charles Sampson
- Enid Anderson
- Frances Sampson
- Jacque Johnson
- Lonnie Goulet
- Neil Castellane
- Randy Fix
- Tom Jackson
- Wayne Corley
In 2020, Charter One Realty donated over $100,000 to local charities and organizations. From the beginning, Charter One Realty has been a business sponsor of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Charter One Realty also sponsors the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the building of Habitat homes in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island, Osprey Village, Deep Well, Hilton Head Heroes, First Presbyterian Day School, and the Heritage Classic.
Charter One Realty has, in the past, purchased three (3) box trucks for Hilton Head Regional Habitat, and for the past three years, has made a major financial commitment to Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine as a corporate Diamond Sponsor. Charter One Realty’s plans are to continue with this support of VIM in the future. Osprey Village is another organization that Charter One Realty generously supports, giving $15,000 over 2015 and 2016 for the purchase of two (2) box trucks and giving another $15,000 in 2017 - 2018 and 2019 - 2020.
For the past 30 years, the agents of Charter One Realty have been very involved in the local real estate industry. The president of the Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS for numerous years has been a Charter One Realty agent. Also, Charter One Realty agents have been honored to be named REALTOR of The Year 8 times. Many of our agents are Ambassadors of the Island and Lowcountry. Most of the time, the REALTOR is the first person a prospective buyer meets and talks in detail about all the Island and Lowcountry has to offer, and what it means to live or own here. The Charter One Realty agents are involved in their industry, serving on many Boards such as Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, The Coastal Discovery Museum, Heroes on Horseback, Fellowship of Christian Athletics, Osprey Village, Memory Matters, Experience Green, and Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity, to name a few. Charter One Realty agents have also been Elders and Deacons at local churches, and coaches of youth sports. Charter One Realty agents live here, work here, get involved here, and have a true love for our area. This commitment goes a long way in being able to help friends, family, and clients who are considering becoming part of our community. When you have a true love for what you do and the product you have to offer, it makes one’s job that much easier.
It is thanks to our Charter One Realty customers and clients, and their trust in us by allowing us to serve them with their real estate needs that we are able to make these financial contributions, and we want to thank each and every one of them.
We are proud to support the following organizations in 2020:
- African Leadership
- Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
- Banner Elk Christian Fellowship
- Bluffton Self Help
- Backpack Buddies
- Bluffton-Jasper Volunteers in Medicine
- Boys & Girls Club
- Child Evangelism Fellowship of the Lowcountry
- College of Natural Resources - Robert B. Jordan Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship
- Community Bible Study
- Cornerstone Church
- Deep Well
- Dr. Peter Allen Research Foundation
- Family Promise
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- First Baptist Church of Hilton Head
- First Presbyterian Day School
- First Tee of the Lowcountry
- Focus on the Family
- Friends of Whitehall Park
- Gospel Coalition
- Habitat for Humanity
- Heritage Classic Foundation
- Hilton Head Christian Academy
- Hilton Head Heroes
- Hilton Head Island Community Church
- Hilton Head Preparatory School
- Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
- Hilton Head Presbyterian Building Fund
- Hilton Head Presbyterian Church
- Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine
- Hopeful Horizons
- Lowcountry Community Church
- Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity
- Memory Matters
- Moss Creek Marines
- Osprey Village
- Pockets Full of Sunshine
- Pregnancy Center and Clinic
- Programs for Exceptional People
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Samaritan's Ministries
- Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
- Search the Scriptures
- Second Helpings
- Skywatch TV
- Sun City Community Association
- VanLandingham Rotary
- Young Life