Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to Honor The Los Angeles Rams, AECOM and Thrivent Financial at
2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Presented by City National Bank

Tickets are on Sale Now for this Annual Star-Studded Gala, featuring a Special Musical Performance by The Pointer Sisters

Los Angeles, CA – August 3, 2019: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), a leader in affordable housing, will honor The Los Angeles Rams, AECOM, and Thrivent Financial at its 2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball on Thursday, September 26 at the Beverly Hilton. This annual event will be presented by City National Bank this year and celebrates outstanding individuals and companies that share Habitat LA’s commitment to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing the organization’s counterparts in the building and real estate related industries, this event also raises funds and awareness for Habitat LA’s mission to empower low-income families by building strength and stability through homeownership.

“It’s an honor to recognize these incredible leaders whose work has positively transformed the landscape of Los Angeles,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO Habitat LA. “The Los Angeles Rams, AECOM and Thrivent Financial all share a deep commitment to serving and supporting their community. These organizations have been valuable partners with Habitat LA for many years, helping make affordable housing a reality for hundreds of families across Los Angeles County.”

The distinguished 2019 honorees are:

  • The Los Angeles Rams, NFL’s 2019 NFC Champions, who will receive the Dream Builder Award in recognition of their commitment to raising awareness and money for causes and issues relevant to their fans and fellow citizens through The Los Angeles Rams Foundation. The entire Los Angeles Rams organization – from players to management – has been supporting affordable housing in partnership with Habitat LA since returning to the city and, in some cases, they have literally helped build the foundation for future homes.
  • AECOM, a worldwide leader in building and design, who will receive the Builder of the Year Award for their commitment to developing and implementing innovative environments that connect people and build stronger communities.  Habitat LA has received remarkable financial and volunteer support from AECOM for many years, enabling the building of more affordable housing that has empowered families in the community through homeownership.
  • Thrivent Financial, a financial services organization that helps people be wise with money and live generously, who will receive the Foundation Builder Award in recognition of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity around the world. In August 2019, Thrivent Financial celebrated the completion of the 17th home built in partnership with Habitat LA and also raised the first walls for their 18th home, which will be completed by year’s end.

The 2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball will feature a VIP reception, followed by dinner and a special musical performance by Grammy award winners, The Pointer Sisters.

In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball, Habitat LA is building momentum with a series of events giving a sneak peek into the wonderful work being done throughout the greater Los Angeles community.

August 28-29, 2019: Fleet Week Build Days will be held in S. Los Angeles at the site of two new homes, one of which is the 18th home to be sponsored by 2019 Honoree, Thrivent Financial. Volunteers include members of the Army, Navy, and Coast Guard and the Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar, Commander Navy Region Southwest.

September 17, 2019:  Fire Relief Build Day with The Los Angeles Rams in Malibu

September 19, 2019:  2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball Twitter Party (1p-2p PDT)

The 2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball is made possible by the generous support of many sponsors including:

Presenting Sponsor:                                                Gold Sponsors:
City National Bank                                                      Brad and Anna Cox
                                                                                    Edison International
Platinum Sponsors:                                                  KPMG
AECOM                                                                       the Lelia Fund
EY Corporation                                                            Parking Company of America
SME Steel                                                                   Trammell Crow
US Bank                                                                      The Valdez Family
Jim and Beth Zachary                                                 Zurich

Red Carpet Sponsor:                                               
Los Angeles Magazine

Silver Sponsors:
AlvaradoSmith                                                            Rossi LLP
Bank of America                                                         Southern California Gas Company
Clark Hill                                                                     Terranea
Cupertino Electric, Inc.                                               Thrivent Financial
Dahdoul Inc.                                                               Union Bank
First Republic Bank                                                    Watts Companies
Chris Ganan and Stephanie Turner                            Wells Fargo
Habitat Young Professionals (HYP)                            Zuber Lawler LLP
The Herrick Corporation
Holland & Knight
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens, Inc.
Icelandic Glacial
Los Angeles Ale Works
Los Angeles Business Council
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Morley Builders
Morrow Meadows Corporation
One Hope Wine
Premier Boxing Champions

Past honorees include Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete, Quincy Jones, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Luc Robitaille, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Mauricio Umansky, LA Galaxy, Watt Companies, Morley Builders, Delta Air Lines, Bank of America, and Trammell Crow Company.

Habitat LA has built, renovated or repaired more than 1,400 homes in Los Angeles and around the globe, helping to transform the lives of thousands of families. Habitat LA is investing $100 million into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities. This investment will benefit which will bring strength and stability to local communities throughout greater Los Angeles.

2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball Committee includes: Co-Chair, Brad Cox, Trammell Crow Company; Co-Chair, Raul Salinas, AlvaradoSmith; Susan Booth, Holland and Knight; Linda Duncombe, City National Bank; Terri Haack, Terranea; Walter Hamada, Warner Bros., Janeen Handy, Thrivent Financial; Carl Jordan, U.S. Bank; Jan Karl, Morley Builders; Dieter Klohn, SME Steel; Christina Lee, Trammell Crow Company; Allison Lynch, Watt Companies; John Manganiello; Tammy McGuiness, KPMG; Michelle Meghrouni, Southern California Gas Company; Silvia Themudo, AECOM; Renee Valdez, Parking Company of America; and Araceli Villegas, Ringstar Sports.

Tickets are available here for this annual sell-out event. To stay current on all Habitat LA events, follow @HabitatLA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit habitatla.org.

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 and Platinum GuideStar status for transparency, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 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 www.habitatla.org.

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