Nearly $140K Raised at Building Block Foundation Fund Event
Building Block Foundation Fund raised nearly $140,000 for charities it supports at its annual White Party Fashion Show and Fundraiser held on September 12. Nearly 400 attended the event at the Noguchi Garden in Costa Mesa that included a high-energy runway fashion show featuring commercial real estate professionals modeling fashions by designers.
Some of the CRE industry firms participating in the fashion show included Bascom Group, Irvine Company, Stream Realty, Cox, Castle, Nicholson, Shopoff, Invesco, Nuveen, Chase, Stirling Development, and Rutan, among others.
“We are thankful to all of the firms and individuals that came out to support the event and in turn provide much needed funds to a number of important organizations in our county. I love that we are able to do something meaningful and the commercial real estate community is willing to step up to make it happen,” said Sal Provenza, chairman, Building Block Foundation Fund and partner, WD Land.
*Pictured Mike Santley, Jerry Fink and Bill Shopoff
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.