NEW YORK CITY-Douglas Elliman needs no introduction to readers, nor does Dorothy “Dottie” Herman, the president and chief executive of the company. Herman is the Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award Winner of this year’s annual Real Estate Board of New York annual banquet.

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Herman is a contributor to The Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Medical Center, a program established to raise awareness and funds for pediatric oncology programs. In the summer of 2008, Dottie was honored at the 12th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Gala, receiving the Distinguished Community Leadership Award for her continual support and contributions. In 2009, the Guardian Angels honored Dottie with the Outstanding New Yorker Award. Dottie is also a long time supporter of the American Heart Association, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, the Southampton Hospital, the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and Katz Women’s Hospital located at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and LIJ Medical Center in New Hyde Park. She is also involved with the Every Woman Matters Walk: A Walk for Women and Their Families.

The Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award celebrates the memory of Gerrety, who served with distinction as REBNY’s executive vice president for many years and gave valuable community service to his hometown of Garden City, NY.