Last Updated on September 29, 2022
The award is presented to Realtors who have made significant contributions in civic and philanthropic endeavors making their communities healthier, stronger and more inclusive. It is named for Zack Bacon Jr., a former real estate leader and community philanthropist.
Tom Gongaware, general manager for Allen Tate Realtors, accepted the award on behalf of Brookshire at a ceremony held June 23, 2021.
Brookshire is a founding board member of the RFOWC, formed in 2007. The organization is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that improves homes and communities through the collective volunteer efforts and financial donations made by members of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors.
Brookshire joined Allen Tate as regional vice president in 2007 and was promoted to president in 2010. In 2016, she was inducted into the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors Hall of Fame. She has also served as president and director of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors and dean of the Triangle Realtors Leadership Academy
She has served on numerous boards throughout the Triangle, including the board of directors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, board of advisors of the Visual Art Exchange, board of directors of the United Way of the Greater Triangle and as chairman of the board of advisors of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University. In addition, she has supported many other community organizations, including Poe Center for Health Education and the Wake Education Partnership.
Brookshire and her husband, Don, make their home in Raleigh and Asheboro.