Board Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Sustainability
[Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2015] Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Di Lorenzo MCR, LEED AP, project manager at CBRE, to its Board of Directors. As a leader of sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field and a valuable advocate of community outreach, DiLorenzo’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.
“I’m happy to be a part of this unique organization, and I look forward to working closely with Rose, the board members and the ANEW team,” says DiLorenzo.
In their collaborative relationship, ANEW and CBRE enjoy the best of both worlds. CBRE brings commercial real estate clients to ANEW for help in liquidating and stewarding surplus, thus boosting corporate social responsibility, as well as charitable organization clients to which ANEW can match surplus.
Santa Fe Springs, CA – June 4, 2014: PARALLELTEK is pleased to announce that it has raised its level of support for nonprofit, ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide) from Patron Sponsor to Sustaining Sponsor. ANEW is a public nonprofit organization dedicated to stewarding surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for donation to underserved communities.
“We are thrilled to elevate our level of giving and relationship with ANEW,” says Anthony Minite, President of PARALELTEK. “What ANEW has been able to accomplish in the past nine years is extraordinary and it’s an honor for us to be in a position to help them continue their great work.”
PARALLELTEK President Anthony Minite has been a supporter of ANEW since its inception nine years ago and also serves as the Chairman of the board of directors for the organization.
Minite co-founded PARALLETEK in 2013 and immediately signed on as a Patron sponsor.
Goodwill Southern California Joins as a Patron Sponsor
PARALLELTEK Increases Support at Sustaining Sponsor
Antea Group, USA, Increases Support at Patron Sponsor
Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2014: ANEW is pleased to announce a new Patron Sponsor, Goodwill Southern California, as well as an increase in support from current sponsors PARALLELTEK and Antea Group, USA. Santa Fe Springs-based technology company PARALLELTEK is raising its level of support from Patron Sponsor to Sustaining Sponsor. Antea Group, USA is also moving its level of sponsorship from Alchemist Sponsor to Patron Sponsor.
“The support from these amazing companies is truly astounding and I am humbled by their commitment to our mission,” says Rose Tourje, founder & president of ANEW.
Los Angeles, CA – April 22, 2014: Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) was awarded the Green Leadership Award in the nonprofit category today for its outstanding efforts to improve environmental sustainability, which benefits the community and the residents of Los Angeles County. The award was presented during the Board of Supervisors meeting as part of the Los Angeles County observance of Earth Week. A reception was held from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration prior to the presentation of the award. In attendance to receive the award was the ANEW team including board members Ron Burkhardt and Yong Wong.
“Today our team of dedicated professionals will pause and take stock of the collective effort we call doing at ANEW,” says Rose Tourje, founder and president, ANEW. “When others take stock of our doing, they marvel at the courage, passion and skill required to build our organization over the past nine years.
Board Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Community Outreach
[Pasadena, CA – March 06, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rock Macke, Director of Global Real Estate Operations, Resources Global Professionals (RGP), to its Board of Directors. As a leader in integrated sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field, Macke’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.
Macke’s comprehensive approach integrating cost, site selection and design, brand identity and sustainability is a natural fit with ANEW. “Serving on the ANEW Board is truly a privilege and honor! Their mission has been near and dear to my heart – long before I had even heard of ANEW,” says Macke. “My participation with ANEW is just another example of the universe unfolding as it should.
Donated Items will be Loaded into a 53-Foot Tractor Trailer at the ANEW Warehouse on Monday, Dec. 16th
La Puente, CA – December 11, 2013: Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) is preparing to send several tons of much-needed materials to help complete a new library in Mexico, in collaboration with USGBC-LA and WIJABA through the Landfill to Libraries project. On Monday, December 16th, 2013, a 53’ tractor trailer at the ANEW warehouse in La Puente will be loaded with repurposed furniture, desks, tables, bookcases, and new carpeting for library #6 in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
ANEW Founder Rose Tourje developed the Landfill to Libraries initiative in collaboration with Dr. Jorge Partida of United States Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC-LA); James Owens of The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA); and Bruce Berton, ANEW Senior Advisor.
[Pasadena, CA – April 2, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) is pleased to recognize Antea Group USA, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) and Teknion Teknion as champions in the field of social responsibility and environmental practices. Each of these companies named members representing senior leadership to work with ANEW and have signed on as Alchemist Sponsors to join efforts toward bettering industry practices.
Antea Group USA, an internationally acclaimed environmental engineering firm, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a global leader in commercial real estate, join Teknion, a leading commercial furniture manufacturer in the U.S. and Canada and existing Steward Sponsor, to elevate their commitment of support toward sustainable alternatives in the field of surplus liquidation.
Board Recognizes Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Community Outreach
[Pasadena, CA – March 19, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide (ANEW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Burkhardt, managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), to its Board of Directors. As both a leader in sustainable practices in the commercial real estate field, and a valuable advocate for national non-profits and local charities regarding their real estate needs, Burkhardt’s appointment to the ANEW board is a natural choice.
“It’s an honor to be part of an organization that truly has found a way of ‘doing what’s right with what’s left’ regarding corporate surplus, and I look forward to working closely with Rose and the board members”, says Burkhardt.
In their collaborative relationship ANEW and NGKF enjoy the best of both worlds.
Furniture Company Embraces 2 More Years of Turning Surplus into Service
Pasadena, CA – January 16, 2013: ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc.) is thrilled to announce that Knoll, Inc. has agreed to continue is support as a Sustaining Sponsor through 2014. Knoll became a Sustaining Sponsor for ANEW when it was founded in 2007 and since then has helped divert thousands of tons of office furniture through repurposing to underserved organizations worldwide. ANEW works with the A&D industry to provide solutions for surplus that benefit underserved communities and organizations. As a Sustaining Sponsor, Knoll supports ANEW’s mission by providing much-needed funding and resources.
“As we enter our fourth year of the Full Circle Program with Knoll, we’re very pleased with the results so far,” says Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW.
Four years ago, I made a cold call to Starfish PR looking for a public relations job closer to home and serving clients who do good work. That call has turned into so many relationships, experiences, skills and opportunities that I am beyond thankful for. One of which is the chance to work for Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A., Starfish PR’s longtime client and an organization whose mission I have always strongly identified with.
Angela is a great teacher and motivator. Over the years, I have learned so much from her and all of our amazing clients. Since it is my last day, I thought it would be fitting to share a few of these lessons here in this post.
Don’t be afraid to make cold calls and go after what you want.