Buchanan Street Partners, a national real estate investment manager and advisor, raised $150,000 for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation during its second annual “Encore for Education” charity concert, held June 12 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The fundraiser featured an exclusive performance by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a guitar signed by the band was auctioned off for $10,500. All proceeds will benefit music programs at five schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and provide more than 3,000 children with musical instruments.
Attended by more than 1,000 real estate professionals, the event was sponsored by Arden Realty, Bixby Land Co., Buchanan Street Partners and The TCW Group. Each sponsor received an additional guitar signed by the band.
The concert was hosted by Buchanan Children’s Charities, the company’s 501(c)(3) charity launched in 2007. The organization was created to increase funding for local aid organizations and improve educational opportunities for kids. In addition to Encore for Education, the group hosts Challenge for Children, an annual beach-sports competition benefiting several causes. This year’s event will take place on Sept. 12.
Last year’s charity concert raised $100,000 and featured a performance by The Goo Goo Dolls. Proceeds funded L.A. music programs including those of the 32nd Street/USC Magnet School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Hooper Elementary School and the Balboa Gifted/High Achieving Magnet.
Buchanan Street Partners, a subsidiary of The TCW Group, is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The company manages equity funds on behalf of institutional and private investors, including those for self-storage. For more information, visit www.buchananstreet.com.