ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11, 2020 — Florida Realtors has recognized Chuck Bonfiglio Jr., a member of Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors, with the 2020 Spirit of Advocacy Award. The award was announced in a special recognition video that launched the state association’s first Virtual Convention held Aug. 24-27, 2020.
This award honors a member of Florida Realtors who has demonstrated excellence in advocacy at the local board, state association, national association and community within the governmental or political arena over their lifetime. Monetary donations are not a consideration of the award.
This award honors a member of Florida Realtors who has demonstrated excellence in advocacy at the local board, state association, national association and community within the governmental or political arena over their lifetime. Monetary donations are not a consideration for the award.
During his 20-year real estate career, Bonfiglio has served on dozens of committees at the local, state and national Realtor association levels with a highly-developed passion and commitment for advocacy.
Born and raised in a Realtor family (his late father, Chuck Bonfiglio Sr., was the 2008 president of Florida Realtors), he learned the importance of advocacy and engagement in public policy issues early on. He was the 2013 president of his local association, then the Realtors Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and is a 2011 graduate of Florida Realtors Leadership Academy.
A long-time supporter of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), Bonfiglio is a sustaining Golden R Presidents Circle member and made the RPAC Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a member of NAR’s Board of Directors, serves on its Federal Taxation Committee and is the current federal political coordinator for U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
An active member of his community, Bonfiglio has worked closely with Easter Seals, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Charitable Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club since 2007. For the last 15 years, he has volunteered and supported Habitat for Humanity and the Broward Partnership for the Homeless, as well as the Education Foundation in Broward County.
Bonfiglio is a passionate advocate for private property rights, a strong voice for Realtor engagement and investment, and boldly represents the real estate profession.