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.
“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.
Laguna Beach, CA – January 23, 2014: Deconstruction & ReUse Network, Inc. (DRN) is thrilled to announce Carrie Coffey has joined the organization as a representative in Los Angeles County. DRN is an environmental and social benefit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting and empowering deconstruction practices and the reuse of quality building materials through collaboration. Ms. Coffey joins a successful team led by Los Angeles Regional Manager Myles McGray and will help expand outreach to the region.
“We are experiencing solid growth throughout California, particularly in the Los Angeles area so we are delighted to have Carrie on board with us,” says Lorenz Shilling, DRN president and founder. “Her hands-on experience in home remodeling and passion for reuse and recycling is a great advantage for us in being able to support the needs of our partners and reach our goals as an organization.
[Pasadena, CA – May 28, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) is pleased to recognize PARALLELTEK and J+J/Invision 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 Patron Sponsors to join efforts toward bettering industry practices.
PARALLETEK is an integrated smart office technology company headed by President and General Manager Anthony Minite. Minite’s support for ANEW began during his previous post as President and CEO of Bentley Prince Street, California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer. While there, Minite backed the ANEW Social Sustainability® mission by providing warehouse space and supporting them as a sustaining sponsor. In 2012 he was unanimously elected chairman of the board for the organization.
[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.
Begins with Support of 15 New Libraries in Chihuahua, Mexico
[Pasadena, CA – October 08, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) and the United States Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) have announced a partnership to team up on projects that will have a positive environmental and social impact on communities locally and beyond. The announcement came Friday, September 28th at the USGBC-LA’s 8th Annual Green Gala event. ANEW and USGBC-LA have committed to work with the World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) organization to build 15 libraries in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW said: “Anytime we are called upon to serve those in need, we are living out our daily practice of “doing”.
[Pasadena, CA – August 21, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) has partnered with AIS, a leading commercial furniture manufacturer, to promote the practice of redirecting surplus office furniture to public agencies and charities. AIS has signed on as a Steward Sponsor and, in addition to funding, will also provide ANEW as a resource to its clients who are faced with the task of liquidating surplus furniture, fixture and architectural materials.
Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW said: “When asked, most companies will say they want to do the right thing for their community and the environment. Crossing the threshold and taking action is what matters most. We’re talking about people coming together for a single purpose – to unite social responsibility with environmental sustainability. AIS is a progressive company that values this practice and is enthusiastic about creating positive change.