Adriane Gallagher, originally from Wilmington, has lived in downtown Lewes for nearly 30 years. She spent many vacations in Rehoboth Beach as a child and wanted to move to a small town near the water to raise a family. Her two children, now college graduates, loved growing up in such a tightknit, laidback community with easy access to major cities for their “culture fix”. She earned her REALTOR® license in 1992 and began her career as a rental agent and cleaning coordinator. She joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty in 2006 as the Lewes rental manager.
Adriane first became involved with the Foundation during the 1990’s when it was still the Community Service committee of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS®. She was asked to handle portions of the fundraising event and eventually asked to chair the shopping sub-committee. All along the way, she involved her children with shopping, wrapping, selling raffle tickets, etc… and to this day some of their fondest memories are of their service. Her dedication to the transition from committee to a formal Foundation with a 501c3 status lead her to be named the Foundation’s first President in 2009. She is currently serving as a board member.