Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to Celebrate Change-makers in the Building and Real Estate Industries at Los Angeles Builders Ball®

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Annual Event will Honor Trammell Crow, Delta Air Lines and Mauricio Umansky on October 13th

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will host its annual Los Angeles Builders Ball® on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This year, Habitat LA will proudly honor Trammell Crow, Delta Air Lines and Mauricio Umansky who all share Habitat LA’s commitment to community focused building in an effort to change the landscape of Los Angeles for the better. In addition to recognizing Habitat LA’s counterparts in the building and real estate industries, this event will also raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit’s Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign to revitalize distressed communities throughout Los Angeles and provide hope for low-income families living in substandard housing.

Habitat LA will honor Trammell Crow, a preeminent commercial builder and developer demonstrating creativity and innovation in the Los Angeles building industry, with a Builder of the Year award. Delta Air Lines will be honored with the Foundation Builder award for their instrumental role in neighborhood revitalization in the city of Los Angeles as well as their commitment to volunteerism and advocacy for affordable housing solutions. The Dream Builder honoree will be Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency, whose passion for real estate extends beyond the luxury market and into creating more affordable homeownership opportunities in the local community and worldwide.

Featured at the Los Angeles Builders Ball® will be a VIP reception, followed by dinner, a live auction and special musical performance. The 15 homes that were completed on Santa Ana Blvd. in Watts during the 1995 Carter Work Project and the 32 families who now call this neighborhood home will be celebrated at this year’s event along with the two families in the neighborhood who have recently paid off their mortgages. The keynote speaker, Jose Tobar, grew up in one of the Carter Work Project homes and will share his family’s transformative story. Sponsorships and tickets are now available for this annual sell-out event at: bit.ly/LABuildersBall16.

Habitat LA has built, renovated or repaired more than 750 homes locally, helping to transform the lives of more than 4,000 Angelenos. By 2020, Habitat LA has a goal to invest $100 million into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities. This investment will benefit the local economy by building strong and stable homes in partnership with families, individuals, volunteers, municipalities and donors, which will bring strength and stability to local communities throughout greater Los Angeles.

2016 Builders Ball Honorary Committee:

Hon. Ben Allen
CA State Senate, D-26

Hon. Art Barajas
Mayor of Montebello

Hon. Karen Bass
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-37

Hon. Xavier Becerra
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-34

Hon. Richard Bloom
CA State Assembly, D-50

Hon. Aja Brown
Mayor of Compton

Hon. Autumn Burke
CA State Assembly, D-62

Hon. James T. Butts
Mayor of Inglewood

Hon. Ian C. Calderon
CA State Assembly, D-57

Hon. Ed Chau
CA State Assembly, D-49

Hon. Jim B. Clarke
Mayor of Culver City

Hon. Kevin De Leon
California Senate
President Pro Tempore

W.H. (Bill) De Witt
Mayor of South Gate

Hon. Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator for California

Hon. Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles

Hon. Cristina Garcia
CA State Assembly, D-58

Hon. Robert Garcia
Mayor of Long Beach

Hon. Mike A. Gipson
CA State Assembly, D-64

Hon. Jimmy Gomez
CA State Assembly, D-51

Hon. David Hadley
CA State Assembly, D-66

Hon. Janice Hahn
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-44

Hon. Isadore Hall, III
CA State Senate, D-35

Hon. Edwin Hernandez
Mayor of Lynwood

Hon. Reggie Jones-Sawyer
CA State Assembly, D-59

Hon. Don Knabe
LA County Supervisor, D-4

Hon. Dan Koops
Mayor of Bellflower

Hon. Sheila Kuehl
LA County Supervisor, D-3

Hon. Ricardo Lara
CA State Senate, D-33

Hon. Alan Lowenthal
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-47

Hon. Tony Mendoza
CA State Senate, D-32
Hon. Holly Mitchell
CA State Senate, D-30

Hon. Grace Napolitano
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-32

Hon. Sebastian
CA State Assembly, D-54

Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-40

Hon. Alex Saab
Mayor of Downey

Hon. Linda Sanchez
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-38

Hon. Miguel Santiago
CA State Assembly, D-53

Hon. Adam Schiff
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-28

Hon. Maxine Waters
U.S. House of
Representatives, D-43

Angela Bassett

Kristen Bell

Cari Champion
Sports Center Anchor

Keith David

A. C. Green
Former LA Laker

Tina Knowles Lawson

Richard Lawson

Kate Linder

Lisa LoCicero

James Pickens, Jr.

Paula Poundstone

Holly Robinson-Peete

Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Basketball Team

Luc Robitaille
Los Angeles Kings

Kelly Rowland

Dax Shepard

John Terzian
H.Wood Group

Glynn Turman

Courtney B. Vance

Kim Whitley

2016 Builders Ball Host Committee:

Raul Salinas, AlvaradoSmith & LA Builders Ball® Co-Chair

Maria Salinas, ProAmerica Bank & LA Builders Ball® Co-Chair

Michelle Blay, Sedgwick LLP

Brad Cox, Trammell Crow Company

Lalo Diaz, Travers Cresa

Anthony Salcido, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Jocelyn Topolski, Bernards

Mary Leslie, Los Angeles Business Council

John Manganiello, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michelle Meghrouni, Southern California Gas Company

Michael Flad, City of South Gate

Terri Haack, Terranea Resort

Janine Hamner, Waste Management

Carl Jordan, U.S. Bank

Top corporate underwriters of this event include Delta Air Lines and U.S. Bank.

Sponsorships and individual tickets are available and can be purchased online, or by contacting Patty Lee, Habitat LA Associate Director of Special Events, at plee(at)habitatla(dot)org or 424.246.3178.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,200 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit http://www.habitatla.org


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles – Ali Mullin / amullin(at)habitatla(dot)org / (310) 502-1269
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