LA Networking Matters fourth annual networking event, Network Your Heart Out....It Matters! raised over $17,000 for local charities and scholarship funds.
The event took place at the newly remodeled Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, February 20, with over 200 attendees.
In 2009, Adia In-Home Care and a group of South Bay businesses came together and introduced the first networking event to benefit local charities.
This year's beneficiaries were Peninsula Seniors ,the Toberman Neighborhood Center and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce’s High School Scholarship Fund.
This year’s event raised $17,342.00 with 210 guests and over $10,000 worth of raffle items.
There were 16 sponsors including this year’s Title Sponsor, Bank of Manhattan.
“Bank of Manhattan is a community bank and it is important for us to give back and be involved with the community. We are pleased to be associated with Networking Matters and to be able to help out with such worthy charities,” said Russell Hossain, EVP of Mortgage Lending.
Sponsors included Taylor Insurance & Financial Services; Karin Frasier of Waddell & Reed; American All Care Services; Abby & Michelle; AME Express; Affordable Business Services; Bridge Senior Financial Services; Debbie & Michelle Mortgage Group; Marymount College; Pacific Lutheran High School; Plaza Automotive Center; Respiratory Therapy Home Care; RespirTech; Rivera Sports Physical Therapy; Thomas LaGrelius, M.D. of Skypark Preferred Family Care; Thrivent Financial; and United Agencies/High Ground Insurance.
Media Sponsors were South Bay Magazine; Beach Reporter; PV News; Peninsula People Magazine; Random Lengths; San Pedro Magazine and South Bay by Jackie.
In-kind sponsors included 3V Signs; Deep Roots; Digital Legacy; Tracy Breshears of Eymagin; and Karin Fuire of On Location Photography.
The event proceeds will benefit the Toberman Neighborhood Center’s after school program, Toberman Academy and Peninsula Seniors’ Quality of Life Scholarship Fund.
“We are honored to have been chosen as a beneficiary for this event,” stated Deb Anthony, Executive Director of Toberman, “the youth and families we serve will benefit greatly.”
“Peninsula Seniors has been involved with Networking Matters for over three years. They are stellar business leaders who are passionate about philanthropy,” said Maryann Rimoin, Peninsula Seniors’ Executive Director.
For additional information, please visit the website at www.lanetworkingmatters.com or call 310-370-0555.
Source: Press Release