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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will Honor “Sugar” Ray Leonard with Dream Builder Award at 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® on September 28th

Annual Event Honors Change Makers in Building & Real Estate Industries

Los Angeles, CA – June 21, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor “Sugar” Ray Leonard at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® to be held Thursday, September 28th at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Mr. Leonard is the first honoree to be announced and will receive the organization’s Dream Builder Award recognizing his commitment to helping those in need in the community, as an individual and through the vast efforts of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.

Each year, Habitat LA honors outstanding individuals and companies that are committed to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles.

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Habitat for Habitat of Greater Los Angeles Launches New CharityBuzz Auction Package Featuring General Hospital Fan Club Weekend Event Priority Entry and Seating plus a Real Hollywood Makeover

Los Angeles, CA- April 18, 2014: Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH), a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), has launched its latest auction on featuring General Hospital Fan Club Weekend tickets with priority access plus a makeover day with the show’s Emmy® Award winning hair and makeup artist Linda Rondinella. Bidding is open through Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT just in time for Mother’s Day. All proceeds from this auction benefit Habitat LA’s mission to end substandard housing.

Bid now on the chance to be made over like a General Hospital star and priority access to up to six Fan Club Weekend events.

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Local Youth Advocate for Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during Act! Speak! Build! Week April 6 to 12, 2014

“Opening the Doors to Change” Design Contest is One Way to Get Involved

Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014: Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW) is a student-initiated advocacy program that empowers young people ages 5-25, not only to educate themselves about affordable housing issues, but also to take action. Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country participate annually and this year ASBW will take place April 6-12.  Locally, schools and universities will participate with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) by planning and hosting an event or activity focused on ending poverty housing, raising social consciousness, and changing housing policy.

This year’s theme is “Opening the Doors to Change.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Invites Public to Design Collectible T-Shirt for 9th Annual “Power Women, Power Tools” Build Event

Deadline for Entries is April 3, 2013 

Los Angeles, CA – March 21, 2013:  For the first time, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is offering the opportunity to design the collectible t-shirt for its most anticipated event of the year “Power Women, Power Tools.”  Every year, “Power Women, Power Tools” attracts high-profile women volunteers from various sectors, including corporate, government, faith and the entertainment industry, as well as celebrities who spend the day building homes and bringing much needed awareness for affordable housing.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Sony Pictures Studios from 8am to 4pm.

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Ron Burkhardt Joins ANEW Board of Directors

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.

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Mark Harmon, LL COOL J and Sean Hayes to Present at “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles’ Dreamer Brunch on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Skirball Center

Patricia Heaton will Emcee the Event Honoring Eric & Kim Tannenbaum and Bela Bajaria

Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2013: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) announced today that Mark Harmon (NCIS), LL COOL J (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Smash) will be presenters at the 15th Annual Dreamer Brunch on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Television producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, and EVP, Universal Television, Bela Bajaria will be honored with Dream Keeper Awards. Patricia Heaton (The Middle) will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Foundation’s premiere event to be held in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Skirball Cultural Center. This year’s Dreamer Brunch celebrates the 25th Anniversary of IHADLA.

“These three presenters raise our event to a higher level,” said Executive Director Katy Garretson.

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Knoll Extends Sustaining Level Sponsorship of ANEW through 2014

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.

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