Curry’s Ray Brock receives Community Service Award
Chairman Emeritus recognized for embodying company commitment to the community.
Ray Brock, chairman emeritus for Curry Real Estate Services, was recognized with the Alexander Doniphan chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Community Service Award.
The award, which is given locally, regionally and nationally each year, recognizes individuals who have a history of outstanding involvement in their communities through both leadership and volunteerism. Brock, a Liberty resident, was recognized for his efforts in cultural, education, humanitarian and environmental contributions, among others.
Brock’s dedication to the community dates back to the beginning of his career. He said that investment in the community –both in business and service – was an example set for him that he committed to emulate and encourage in others.
“It was a lesson learned very early in my life and career – quiet loyalty, charity, patriotism – and it has stayed with me,” Brock said.
His extensive community involvement includes work with the Liberty Hospital Foundation, Salvation Army and Northland Community Foundation. He also represents Clay County as part of the Kansas City Zoo Tax Commission and is on the board of trustees for the Watkins Mill State Park.
Like his volunteer work, Brock’s career also reflects his dedication to the community. When he joined Curry in 1954, Brock became president in 1977, later acquiring the company in 1980. Brock recently celebrated 60 years with the company. He and Ellen Todd, his daughter and president of the company, continue the family legacy of giving back to the community.
“Service is, and will continue to be, an integral part of our mission at Curry,” said Todd. “It is one of the many ways we plan to continue to invest in the future of the communities in which we live and work.”