The Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Builders Ball 2018 recently took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Holly Robinson Peete accepts the Dream Builder Award
Holly Robinson Peete accepts the Dream Builder Award

This annual event celebrates Habitat LA’s counterparts in the building and real estate industry, as well as partners and donors, who are helping transform the landscape of Los Angeles. It is also an evening to raise awareness and funds to help us reach our goal of empowering families and building strength and stability in our communities through homeownership. Honoree gifts were generously donated by Thoughtfully, a company specializing in curated gift sets perfect for any occasion. Through the Thoughtfully Initiative, ten percent of all profits go towards funds to support local, regional and national organization all while supporting the company’s mission of inspiring others to live and give thoughtfully.

· Actress and singer, Holly Robinson-Peete, was honored with the Dream Builder Award for her commitment to helping those in need through the HollyRod Foundation, which provides compassionate care and services to underserved individuals and families that are financially and emotionally affected by autism and Parkinson’s disease. Holly has volunteered with Habitat LA several times and has served as its National Women Build Week spokeswomen.

· Los Angeles’ beloved professional soccer team, LA Galaxy, was honored with the Foundation Builder Award in recognition of their commitment to helping those in need through the LA Galaxy Foundation. The LA Galaxy Foundation is dedicated to assisting the community through soccer programming that promotes inclusion for all athletes, education opportunities, and a strong spirit of volunteerism. The LA Galaxy has been an important partner and long-time supporter of Habitat LA for nearly a decade.

· Watt Companies, one of the nation’s largest owners, developers, and managers of residential and commercial real estate on the West Coast, will receive the Builder of the Year Award for their commitment to creating holistic communities to work and grow, while incorporating quality and innovation. Since their founding over 70 years ago, Watt Companies has been committed to finding solutions to resolve the homelessness crisis and the Watt family has a strong continued commitment to affordable housing solutions.

Celebrity attendees such as Tina Knowles, Kate Linder, Brett Lockett, and many others enjoyed a VIP reception, followed by dinner, and special musical performance by world-famous percussionist and entertainer, Sheila E.

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