Newport Beach, California (PressExposure) September 18, 2009 -- The Project Access Fourth Annual âKeys to Successâ Awards Dinner and silent auction, to be held on Saturday evening, September 26, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, will honor community leader The Bascom Group, a private equity firm in Orange County, California, which specializes in value-added multifamily real estate investments.
Project Access, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit, a provider of premier onsite services for families living in low income housing communities, will also award six $1,000 scholarships to adults and youth living in those communities. Project Access provides individuals, families and seniors access to onsite health, education and social services to help keep families employed, children in school and seniors active.
Hosted for the second year in a row by actor and comedian Jay Mohr who currently stars in the CBS sitcom âGary Unmarried,â the event will also raise money to fund the critical education, technology, healthcare and community resources available at Project Access facilities located in over 33 affordable housing communities throughout California. These resources benefit more than 8,500 youth, adults, and seniors.
The 2009 awards dinner honoree, The Bascom Group, is being recognized for its extraordinary community leadership through numerous outreach programs that aid and support residents and local neighborhoods. In addition to creating value-added renovations and improvements that have reached well into the millions of dollars, The Bascom Group has developed community outreach programs that support residents and local neighborhoods, including offering free rent to teachers and police officers in exchange for their on-site services.
The six $1,000 scholarship winners were chosen through their demonstrated determination to continue their education and increase their probability of gaining future self-sufficiency and independence. Winners are Cal State Fullerton psychology major Daniela Recinos; future nurse Abigail Lopez; black-belt, recent high school graduate and volunteer Donghoon Lee; full-time mother and college student Tawni Kirkpatrick; future certified nurse practitioner Mayra Perez; and high school honors student graduate and future pharmacist Agape Awad.
Project Access will also honor the 2009 Family of the Year, the Alcantar family, for their efforts to turn their lives around in a meaningful way as a result of taking advantage of the programs and services offered by Project Access.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised by the fundraiser will go toward funding Project Access services (and not operations). For information about event sponsorship or tickets, contact Debra Fine at (949) 253-6200 ext. 302 or go to http://www.Project-Access.org