Encore for Education Concert Featuring Fitz and the Tantrums Set for October 11th
Encore for Education, Buchanan Children’s Charities’ signature fundraising event, is set to raise the curtain on October 11 at the House of Blues Anaheim. The private commercial real estate industry concert benefitting Music Matters, a program created to restart school music programs in Orange County, will feature L.A.-based Fitz and the Tantrums, which is known for its explosive, no holds barred live shows.
Last year, at the fifth Encore for Education, more than $160,000 was raised to benefit the initiative and the event featured a live performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Cheap Trick. Since inception, Encore for Education has raised more than $805,000 for Music Matters.
Buchanan Children’s Charities was established in 2007 as the Buchanan Street Partners’ philanthropic arm. As of the end of 2017, Buchanan Children’s Charities has donated more than $2 million to children’s charities.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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