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Buchanan Street Partners, a national real estate investment management firm, raised $120,000 through its 2012 “Encore for Education” charity concert, held March 29, at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The fundraiser featured live performances by multi-platinum and Grammy award winning artists, Blues Traveler and the Gin Blossoms. 

“We’re proud of the success of the event this year and its core impact on the community to support both music and real estate education programs,” said Robert Brunswick, CEO of Buchanan Street Partners.  “Our mission is to empower our most valuable future resource, our children and young adults, and restore music education programs in schools, and to advance programs that are paramount for future real estate professionals.”

Proceeds from Thursday night’s concert benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation, The John Parker Memorial Fund at The UCI Foundation, and Buchanan Children’s Charities. VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating systematic change in the American public school system by restoring curricula-based music programs and by raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation’s youth. Over 1,000 children in Orange County will receive instruments as a result of the money raised at Encore for Education. The John Parker Memorial Fund is a legacy fund for the late John Parker and supports the UCI Center for Real Estate’s missions in real estate education, research and outreach.   Buchanan Children’s Charities, is a public non-profit organization dedicated to measurably improving the quality of life and educational opportunities for children.

Over 800 top real estate professionals attended the event, a nearly sold-out crowd, which was hosted by Buchanan Street Partners.  The event was underwritten by the generous support of the producing sponsor, The Bascom Group and industry leaders including Seyfarth Shaw LLP, DLA Piper, CT Realty Investors, Idea Hall, Cushman & Wakefield, Ernst & Young, Allen Matkins, Chase Merritt, CBRE Capital Markets, Coast Magazine, GlobeSt.com, Orange County Business Journal, among others.

In 2007, Buchanan Street Partners formed Buchanan Children’s Charities, a public non-profit organization, to measurably improve the quality of life and educational opportunities for children. Buchanan Children’s Charities is a corporate catalyst for communicating to other companies about the value of corporate philanthropy and the opportunities available to make a tangible impact in our communities.