The Burnham Way netted nearly $90,000 at its recent annual fundraising event, double the amount raised last year and benefiting local charities including Alpha Project, Casa de Amparo, H.O.M.E.S. INC., Home Start, Polinsky Center, Nativity Prep Academy and San Diego Youth and Community Services.
The Burnham Way is an informal, nonprofit fundraising group formed by Burnham Real Estate employees. The group's annual September fundraiser has become a much-anticipated event that this year was attended by more than 400 Burnham clients, vendors, employees and friends.
Held at the Del Mar Racetrack Sports Club, the 2005 Burnham Way event featured a casino night format with an evening of gambling, and silent and live auctions for items ranging from original works of art to spectacular week-long getaways. An 8-week-old German Shepard puppy was one of the featured live auction items and found a loving home while raising $1,100 at the same time. Other live auction items included week-long vacations in luxury homes in Hawaii, Colorado and on San Diego's Mission Bay, golfing events, and dinners made and hosted by Burnham executives.
"Every year we raise our goal, and each year we exceed it," said Jackie Greulich, chairperson of The Burnham Way and director of brokerage resources for Burnham Real Estate. "Our company is deeply committed to giving back to the community. This event would not be possible if it were not for the countless volunteer hours our professionals and employees donate each year. We are deeply appreciative of our clients and friends who stepped forward to support this worthy cause."
Major corporate event sponsors included: Cruzan|Monroe, DRA Advisors, Inc., Veralliance Properties, The Grove Agency Inc., BKM Officeworks, JMI Realty, Archon Group, A.O. Reed, Howard Sneed Architect, Stewart Title, Allan Matkins Leek Gamble & Mallory, San Diego National Bank, Ontario Refrigeration, Johnson & Jennings, CrossField Products, Smith Consulting Architects, John Burnham Insurance, ABM Engineering Services, Chicago Title, Landwin, TRANE, American Communications Corp., and Time Warner Telecom. The Burnham Way would also like to thank all of the employees, brokers and friends of Burnham Real Estate who made personal donations as well.
Burnham Real Estate provides comprehensive real estate services to clients throughout the western United States. Headquartered in San Diego, the company has four regional offices in Southern California and one in Las Vegas. Company services include traditional brokerage along with corporate services, asset services, capital markets, advisory services, strategic corporate consulting and project management. The Burnham Web address is www.burnhamrealestate.com.
Submitted by Burnham Real Estate