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Special Examiner Real Estate Section: I/We are in the Press. Our “Evening of Art and Fashion” at Vanguard Properties on 7/25 went off swimmingly well, raising $10,000. for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. We exhibited “In-house Resident Agent Art” for exhibit and sale, and had an “In-House Fashion Designer” Show and Silent Auction of Art and other objects of beauty. Check out Page 3 in the Examiners’ Digital Edition for my mention in the Press Release. Check out my previous blog post for pics.
VANGUARD PROPERTIES ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE – AN EVENING OF ART AND FASHION TO BENEFIT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GREATER SAN FRANCISCO
I am proud of my brainchild as event organizer & silent auction Co-Chair….this event was concieved to celebrate the Realtors of Vanguard Properties, as individuals, who like myself and my Co-Chair, Mitch Laufer, Vanguard Marketing Director and event planner extraordinaire, are also artists and designers while performing at high levels in their real estate careers. I loved the idea of bringing together business and art while contributing to a worthy cause. The event resonated with the participants and attendees alike as a fun, exciting and enriching evening while we raised funds and gave back in a meaningful way. (My art is in this crowd shot)
Vanguard properties one of the fastest growing Real Estate brokerages in San Francisco hosted an evening of Art and fashion to benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. Pictured right – Deven Richardson and Daniel Smith of Habitat GSF with Erika Burke. The event was Sponsored by Principal James Nunemacher and co-chaired by exhibiting artists, Erika Burke and Lynn Brei, both agents at Vanguard Properties who liased with Habitat Events Coordinator , Arti Sharma who all planned the event with tireless determination. Habitats’ Senior Director of Development adressed the crowd explaining all that they do in our community.
The resident Artists and Fashion designers, all Vanguard Properties agents and or employees showcased and sold their works of Art and Fashion with 30% of the proceeds benefitting Habitat GSF.
A silent auction was also held during the festivities where 100% of the proceeds from the sale of art and many objects of desire were purchased. Attendees had choices of Hotel stays, to cosmetic treatments and of course all art was donated by the artists in residence.
In addition to art there was also a fashion show, (pictured right – Jonathan Deason, Agent with model), orchestrated by yet another Vanguard agent. Jen Fritz, owner/designer of Warrior Within and agent, who put together an amazing show using all Vanguard Agents as models with their escorts, while showcasing her creations.
Having raised nearly $10,000.00 For Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco the successful evening is the first of what Vanguard plans to make an annual fundraising event.
As a member of The San Francisco Luxury Marketing Council, I attended a presentation of “America’s Cup – Everything you need to know”, Hosted by Al Nucifora at The City Club at 155 Sansome tonite. Presenter, Napa Valley Vintners’ Association served an array of Napa Boutique Wines and and was introduced as the Official Wine of the America’s Cup. Napa wines will exclusively be served at the events. In Napa Valley, 95% of vineyards are family owned, 80% produce 10,000 cases and less. There are 45 acres of planted vineyards which is only 9% of the county. They will be partnering to offer promotion for visitors to visit Napa during their Bay Area holiday.
The America’s Cup is a series of regatta’s held in top venues around the world, sailing the AC45’s, the fastest catamarans with cutting edge wing sail technology. The marketing message is that this event is “Innovative and Revolutionary”. They have 28 Broadcast Partners, have recieved 5.8 million UTube Views and expect 370K spectators to take in the World Series of Racing. www.uTube.com/AmericasCup
Time to make your home a short term rental or if you are ready to sell, prepare in time for the quickly approaching race dates!
Pier 39 will be host to the America’s Cup Village and the Finish Line where you can get up close and personal with sailor and take in bands at theAmphitheater. Piers 27/29 Will be home to the International Broadcast and Media Center to coordinate and support more than 1,000 journalists.
Howdy! Look what I received today in my ValPak mailer. A coupon from PG&E promoting Recycling, and energy savings. The info below is what was on the coupon with all of their website links too!
Check out the program put into place by PG&E in San Francisco
It’s easy to recycle your old (still working) refigerator! Guess who will do it for free and you will receive $35 dollars too!
www.ApplianceRecycling.com/PGE or PHONE 1-800-299-7573
Here are some other PG&E Links you might find useful
Gavin Newsom just Twittered me about the launch of the new Green Cities Website, which is a collaboration of 10 cities GREEN Goals, we can participate in helping our City “Go GREEN”, read about Best Practices and keep up with what’s happening. Very inpsirational. I’ll be sure to post some of their San Francisco initiatives and events here.
See the article about the launch Here:
and the visit the New WEBSITE website here:
Zephyr is sponsoring a video contest, SF Community Voices, to get the word-on-the-street perspective on the 90+ neighborhoods of our one amazing City. Enter the SF Community Voices video contest and declare your love for your neighborhood: favorite hot spots, hidden treasures and insider scoop. Upload your video for a chance to win $500 or one of 12 other prizes! Get the details, enter your video, or check back later to vote for your favorite video at www.sfcommunityvoices.com.
This morning I met with two of the board Members, John Keogan, Chairman of the board of Directors and Luke O’Brien; of The San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, an organization that interests me greatly. I saw their advertisment in the San Francisco Irish Herald Newspaper, became inspired, and gave them a ring and they set-up a meeting with me post haste!
I agree with the spirit of their mission statement. This is about San Francisco planned growth having become a polarizing issue and the need for planned city development reflecting the needs of the people as needing bolstering and promotion. They represent the ideas of many of the working class pillars of the community who actually make development happen in real time. The sectors represented are architects, business owners, community stakeholders, labor, planners, property developers/owners, and real estate related professionals. It’s about time the common mans voice is heard in this town, in terms of making our actual City in San Francisco comfortable, well developed and reflective of all of its’ citizens. Let’s have real dialogue with the City offices and become re-involved with our towns workings, right now and in the future. Their website is: www.sfcrg.com I am becoming a member and I’ll attend their general meeting to see where I can best make myself useful! Keep checking in for updates about this grass roots organization to watch how they grow and how I grow with them.