Gustave White Honors Volunteer of the Year

Posted by Lisa Babbitt — February 21, 2012

1329848321NEWPORT, RI / February 8, 2012 Elizabeth Mastin, a sales associate with Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in Newport, Rhode Island, has been honored, along with her husband Robert, as “Volunteers of the Year” by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, for their support of the center and their commitment to ending hunger in Newport County.

A Realtor for 35 years, Ms. Mastin, among her other obligations with Newport County Board of Realtors, coordinates food deliveries to the King Center pantry from local businesses, often handling the daily transport herself. She has also served on the boards of the Potter League and BankNewport, and is active in supporting Child & Family Services and the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown, RI. Ms. Mastin was also honored recently by the NCBR, with the Gloria A. Slavens Award for professional spirit and cooperation.

1329848368The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is a multi-service agency providing nutritional, educational, social, and referral services to individuals and families in Newport County. The privately funded, non-profit community center offers the area’s highest-volume food pantry and only daily meal site, plus a number of educational and enrichment programs.

“We are proud of Liz and grateful for her dedication to the community," said Paul Leys, co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. “As was said at the awards ceremony, Liz and Bob ‘embody the spirit of excellence in each of their professions and in their service to the community.’”

About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 78 years as a leader in the luxury market, is the sole Sotheby’s affiliate for Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at for more information.

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