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Parker Properties has always had a strong dedication to giving back. We encourage you to learn more about the organizations to which we dedicate time and financial resources.

Following is a partial list of those charitable & educational enrichment organizations in which the people of Parker Properties are passionately involved.  Please review and perhaps get involved yourself!

Building Block Foundation Fund
www.buildingblock.org

The mission of the Building Block Foundation Fund is to facilitate public/private partnerships that support programs that encourage at-risk, underprivileged but deserving youth in Orange County to achieve more rewarding lifestyles. (John Parker was one of founding members of Tea House Gang’s fundraising success for BBFF, Homeword, and Kidworks)

Building Block Foundation Fund

Chordoma Foundation
www.chordoma.org

The mission of the Chordoma Foundation is to accelerate the development of effective treatments for chordoma which is a rare from of cancer.  Russ Parker has been a continued supporter of the Chordoma Foundation on behalf of friend Josh who is leading the search for a cure after being diagnosed in 2006.

Chordoma Foundation

City of Hope
www.coh.org

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate patient-centered philosophy, and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy. Russ was treated for leukemia in 2005 at City of Hope , and is active volunteer and advocate for City of Hope and their patient centered philosophy.

City of Hope

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Surfrider Foundation
www.surfrider.org

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

Surfrider Foundation

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
cms.komen.org/komen/index.htm

Susan G. Komen race for the cure is dedicated to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.. today there are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the US!   This race has been an important part of Kelly Hallbecks life.  She races every year in rememberance of those we have lost and celebration of those we have saved.     

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Real Estate
www.merage.uci.edu

Parker Properties and its principals have been active supporters of the Center for Real Estate at UC Irvine. The university is building a widely recognized curriculum for the real estate profession and is broadly supported by members of one of Orange County's leading industries.

UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Real Estate

UC Irvine's School of Medicine/Geriatrics
http://www.som.uci.edu/geriatrics/in_pursuit_of_longevity.asp

"Live your life by measuring how much you are giving" - John Parker

John Parker was a longtime supporter of the UC Irvine Program in Geriatrics. John's daughter Kerry Burnight Phd of Gerontology, and Betty Parker have initiated a lecture series for "aging brilliantly" in his memory.

UC Irvine's School of Medicine/Geriatrics

NAIOP So Cal
www.naiopsocal.org

Russ currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the LA/Orange County Chapter of NAIOP and is the advisor for its Young Professional Group. He also serves on the Community Service Committee.  Matt Jepson and Lee Redmond are also active members in NAIOP.

NAIOP So Cal

Urban Land Institute
www.uli.org

Lee Redmond has been a member of ULI's Small Scale Development Council for over 25 years.  John B. Parker was a member in ULI for 33 years and was named a trustee in 1984.  Russ recently served as chairman of ULI's TAP panel for the Laguna Niguel Town Center for the County of Orange and the City of Laguna Niguel.

Urban Land Institute

USGBC
www.usgbc.org

Matt Jepson and Russ Parker are active members of USGBC OC.  Matt Jepson is a LEEDS accredited member and Russ serves on the advocacy committee that awarded the inaugural USGBC LEED Eco-City Award in four Orange County cities in 2012. 

USGBC
 
Building Block Foundation Fund
Chordoma Foundation
City of Hope
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Surfrider Foundation
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, Center for Real Estate
UC Irvine's School of Medicine/Geriatrics
NAIOP So Cal
Urban Land Institute
USGBC
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