The Master of Ceremonies was Mike Raring from AAA Property Services, who also led the live auction. CREW's Summer Party attracted over 240 commercial real estate professionals from all facets of the industry who represented Orange County, the Inland Empire, San Diego and the Los Angeles markets. This very successful event raised over $20,000.00 for WISE-Place and CREW Network Foundation.
WISE Place (http://www.wiseplace.org/
Kathi Bowman, Executive Director for WISE-Place spoke at the dinner, along with Rose, a WISE-Place Alumni who shared her story. WISE-Place has an 85 year history of caring for local women, children and families. By meeting basic needs and providing vocational and life skills training, the WISEPlace Hotel for Women is one of the few places homeless women can go to begin again.
"WISE-Place is extremely grateful for the support from CREW-OC. Our long term partnership with CREW in saving the lives of women in our community has been so instrumental in the expansion of our services to homeless women and improvements in our building. Beyond dollars CREW, through the annual summer party, has introduced WISE-Place to individual and corporate funding and in-kind services. It is not an exaggeration to say that we could not do what we do without CREW-OC" shares Kathi Bowman, Executive Director, WISE-Place.
CREW Network Foundation (http://www.crewnetwork.org/
CREW Network Foundation is the only foundation dedicating its resources solely towards building opportunities for women and girls in commercial real estate. CREW Network Foundation implements and supports the Network’s career outreach agenda, which cultivates future women leaders in the industry through participation in a continuum of educational outreach, as well as scholarship and mentoring programs.
The CREW-OC Summer Party was co-chaired by Anita Makwana, Director, Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb, and Diane Fiorelli, Senior Project Manager for Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. They shared, “We would like to extend special thanks to all of the CREW-OC committee members, sponsors, and donors, as well as the attendees who helped make this a very successful charity fund-raising event.”
Sponsors for the evening including the following:
- Main Event Sponsors: Live Oak Fund, Bank of the West
- Table Sponsors: CREW Inland Empire, AAA Property Services, Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, Nelson Paving and Sealing, Newport Real Estate Services, Sares Regis, United Paving Company.
CREW- Orange County (http://www.crew-
CREW-OC is a member organization of The Commercial Real Estate Women Network (CREW Network) and has been serving Orange County real estate professionals since 1988. CREW-OC is a non-profit organization established to promote and sponsor educational and professional activities for its members in the field of commercial real estate. For more information about CREW-OC, please visit www.crew-oc.org. You can also find CREW-Orange County on Facebook and LinkedIn, both linked from the CREW-OC website.