The JB Brown Fund to celebrate its 10th anniversary


Silent auction, food truck and guest speakers at the October 7 event

Roseville, California – Going through a difficult emotional and financial time, such as a job loss or the sudden death of a loved one – or the far-reaching and hard-to-imagine impact of the Covid pandemic.

Being active and learning some of life’s most valuable lessons, from camaraderie to sportsmanship, by participating in youth sports.

“The JB Brown Fund is truly changing lives, establishing a better foundation for residents and their families, and helping to build stronger communities. ”

Geoff Brown, President of United States Properties

Everything has been made possible, and much more, thanks to the JB Brown Fund.

What started as an idea on a drive to the airport has helped nearly 1,000 low-income residents reach new heights – and recover from the most turbulent times – since 2011.

October 7

The JB Brown Fund is celebrating its 10th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7 at the outdoor fountain of the USA Properties Fund Headquarters, 3200 boul. Douglas in Roseville.

The two-hour event features speakers – including JB Brown Fund recipients – an organized food truck and a silent in-person and online auction with all proceeds going to the organization.

Auction items include original artwork depicting images of Sacramento using the alphabet for gift baskets with various themes, from Family Fun Night to golf to soccer, with Sacramento Republic FC items and tickets. A personalized cake of your choice and a basket containing educational toys and games and a $ 25 gift certificate of Lakeshore Learning Store (Pop is anyone?) Will also be available.

A full list of auction items with details is available on the 32 auction site.

All money raised at the auction goes to the JB Brown Fund, a partnership between USA Properties Fund and STAGES of life, a nonprofit organization that provides social services in many affordable apartment communities for families and seniors from USA Properties.

Help low-income residents

The JB Brown Fund helps low-income residents – from hard-working single parents to seniors living on a fixed income – achieve their dreams, like attending and finishing college, cope with an unforeseen financial emergency, including pay for a new pair of glasses or hearing aids at vehicle repair.

“It helped a lot,” said Laura Gutierrez, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from San Jose State University in 2020.

The $ 11,000 JB Brown Fund college scholarship allowed her to focus on her classes and be a new mother – and worry less about paying for her education. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.9. “He paid more than half of my tuition. I really appreciate the help. “

$ 1.35 million to date …

The JB Brown Fund has awarded nearly $ 1.35 million to residents since the start of 2011, including $ 900,000 for college scholarships for residents. Every dollar donated goes directly to helping residents.

“The JB Brown Fund is truly changing lives, laying a better foundation for residents and their families, and helping to build stronger communities,” said Geoff Brown, president of USA Properties, whose father JB Brown founded the company in 1981. “The JB Brown Fund is an investment in our residents and their unlimited potential.

The JB Brown Fund is helping “shake things up and break the cycle of poverty,” said Beth Southorn, executive director of LifeSTEPS, who co-founded the JB Brown Fund with Geoff Brown. The fund, its donors and beneficiaries are “carriers of transformation and positivity”.

Learn more about the JB Brown Fund and how you can help and join the life changing effort at jbbrownfund.org.

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