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Building Hope

Building Hope
LARE's Building Hope Group is a strategic initiative for emerging leaders in the Los Angeles real estate community.
 
Founded in 2011, the mission of City of Hope’s Building Hope initiative is to raise funding and awareness for City of Hope by connecting with Los Angeles real estate professionals under 40 years of age. In order to accomplish this mission, Building Hope will plan and execute fund- and awareness-raising activities, including but not limited to events, online initiatives, and microphilanthropy, compliant with the policies and resources, and under the auspices, of City of Hope.
 
Benefits of joining Building Hope are networking with fellow real estate professionals, including the elite members of the LARE Council, as well as helping to support a state-of-the-art medical facility that saves lives.
 
Our Currrent Effort
 
For our 2013 - 2014 fundraiser Building Hope’s goal is to raise $50,000 to provide a Carescape B650 monitor for the children being cared for at City of Hope. The monitor will serve children in the Helford Clinical Research Hospital’s pediatric unit, which has 18 patient beds, and allow children to remain there until transfer to ICU is absolutely necessary.
With your support during this year-long campaign, you will help make care for pediatric patients even more senstitive — bringing so much hope and healing to our children and their families.
 
Upcoming Event
Building Hope's
MONTE CARLO GAME NIGHT
 
 
 
Download Information: 
•  About Building Hope   (PDF)
•  Membership Form   (PDF)
 
For more information about Building Hope, or to learn more about upcoming events,
contact Brittany De La Torre bdelatorre@coh.org, 213-241-7168.
 
Past Efforts
2012 - 2013 fundraiser was a success!  In 2012 we determined a goal of $50,000 to be raised for City of Hope for the purchase of a DNA Extraction Robot for the laboratory of Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., the Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences, to aid researchers in determining why some survivors of childhood cancers have serious complications later in life. City of Hope scientists will use this equipment to collect and analyze thousands of blood samples from children treated at 135 institutions across the country. At the end of the year we raised over $50,000 and met our goal!  Thank you to all those who supported this effort!
 

Building Hope Board

 
EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Eliav Dan
Ladder Capital Finance LLC
 
 
FUNDRAISING CHAIR
Farzin Emrani
Lucent Capital
 
VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Yashaar  Amin 
RP Realty Partners, LLC
 
FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR
Shiva Fatoorechi
Peckar & Abramson
 
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER      
Alex Grigorians 
Ballard Spahr LLP
 
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Ben Howell
Caruso Affiliated
 
CORPORATE DIRECTOR
Hugh Meyer
Wells Fargo Advisors
 
SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR
Matthew Howell
American Realty Advisors
 
EVENTS CHAIR
Ada Chan
Bank of American Merril Lynch
ADVISOR
Jeff Okyle
Standard Parking Corporation

 

 

BOARD
Nathalie Amir
Lucent Capital
Natalie Gozini
CBRE
Lauren Record
Cushman & Wakefield
 
Henry Ammar
USC - Trojan Real Estate Association
 
Jessica Hardesty
BCBG MaxAzria Group
Megan Samples Smith
Watt Companies
Ash Baraghoush
Ares Management LLC
 
Aaron Kollitz
Lewis Brisbois
 
Ashley Schendel
Pacific Western Bank
Jamie Bergantz
Watt Companies
 
Sean Leary
Watt Companies
Cameron Schmitt
SBE Entertainment Group
Josh Bernstein
First Property Realty
 
Wilbur Lin
Brentwood Capital
 
Justin Woodhull
EJM Development Co.
 
Bryant Brislin
The Hoffman Company
 
Jennifer McElyea
Watt Companies
 
Jae Yoo
CBRE
 
Alicia Broussard
Marcus & Millichap
Robert Orescan
CorAmerica Capital, LLC
 
 
Alexis Buese
Sidley Austin LLP
 
Melissa Perez
First American Title National Commercial Services
 
 
 
Jeremy Cramer
Builders Bank
 
Nicholas Potter
OneWest Bank
 
 
 
Brian Cushard
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC

Anthony Ramsier
Sabal Builder Lending
 
 
 

Events

April 24, 2014
5900 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA
 
September 18, 2014
Beverly Wilshire
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Recent Events
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Shopping Works Wonders – Building Hope Fundraiser
Bloomingdale's Century City
Los Angeles, CA
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Spirit of Life Celebration honoring Wayne Ratkovich, The Ratkovich Company
Hercules Campus at Playa Vista
Los Angeles, CA
 
Thursday & Friday, September 12 & 13, 2013
Century Park Blood Drive – City of Hope Bloodmobile
Century Plaza Towers – Valet Drive
Los Angeles (Century City), CA
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
"A Gourmet Experience" with Stefan Richter – Building Hope Fundraiser
Stefan's at Lantana
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
Upcoming Event Details
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Building Hope's
MONTE CARLO GAME NIGHT
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
 
5900 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guests will enjoy casino games, buffet dinner, drinks, raffle prizes, entertainment, networking and more!
 
Business/Cocktail Attire
 
Proceeds to benefit Building Hope's fundraising drive. These funds will purchase a Carescape B650 monitor for the children being cared for at City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital.
Contact Us
Kathleen Talbot
Interim Director of Development
 
Brittany De La Torre
Director of Development
(on maternity leave until August 2014)
 
Christy Wilson
Coordinator
chwilson@coh.org
 
For general inquiries, please contact us:
 
Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council
1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-272-2310 toll-free
213-241-7203 fax
 
Income Tax Deduction Rules
Event Tickets: The amount of your contribution, which is deductible for income tax purposes, is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of goods received. The value, which is nondeductible, is a per person rate - check event information for amount. Tribute journal contributions and donations are 100% donation to City of Hope.
Patient Care Overview
City of Hope sees patients at all points in their care, from diagnosis, to treatment, through survivorship.
Mission Statement
City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.
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11/13/2012 - Hope Restored: A Survivor’s Story