Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders (CWFL) recently spent the afternoon of October 16 together with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) for an intimate tour of several vital parks and recreational projects which TPL is helping develop in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Referred as the Tenderloin Wellness Trail, the group walked together for several city blocks visiting Hyde-Turk Park, Boeddeker Park, Sergeant John Macaulay Park, and the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds at the Civic Center Plaza and Playgrounds.
Situated within one of the densest, lowest income, most diverse, and park poor neighborhoods, the Tenderloin Wellness Trail works to prioritize the streets and sidewalks between all Tenderloin parks and playgrounds in order to cultivate a safe, vibrant and beautiful wellness trail. The Tenderloin is home to the densest concentration of children and families, yet the few open spaces that exist are often underutilized, unknown, or disconnected. More on the Tenderloin Wellness Trail and each of these projects can be found on TPL’s web site here.
The walk tour was organized in connection with Cushman & Wakefield’s annual CWFL Broker Bowl-a-Thon—whose $85,000 in proceeds over just the past two years have all supported TPL’s work in San Francisco’s under-served Tenderloin neighborhood. The up close and personal walk tour provided several CWFL members a great opportunity to see firsthand the impact and benefit all fundraising dollars are having toward this effort. CWFL also had the privilege to meet with some of The Trust for Public Land’s key leadership, including Luis Severiano, Director of Philanthropy, Philip Vitale, Jr., Senior Program Manager, and Greer Monteverde, Philanthropy Associate.
Since its inception 14 years ago, the CWFL Broker Bowl-A-Thon is considered a staple annual event in the San Francisco commercial real estate community. Cushman & Wakefield has helped raise a grand total of more than $450,000 dollars through this widely popular and very fun fundraising event that draws huge bowler participation, crowds and importantly donations. The next Bowl-a-Thon takes place very soon on Thursday November 14 at Presidio Bowling Center in San Francisco. This year’s proceeds will again be given toward the great work by TPL in the Tenderloin. To learn more about CWFL Broker Bowl-a-Thon or to help donate please click here.
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco (and working from more than 30 offices nationwide) dedicated to creating parks and protecting land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects. In California alone, they have protected 500,000 acres and enabled more than 1.1 million Californians to live within a 10-minute walk of a park or open space. To learn more about The Trust for Public Land and or to donate, please visit https://www.tpl.org .
More About CWFL
Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders (CWFL) was created to foster the future leadership talent of our firm. The members of this group strive to advance their careers, the Cushman & Wakefield brand, and the firm’s vision to drive meaningful value to our clients. The group’s mission is to create a network of rising professionals within Cushman & Wakefield which, through continuing education, collaboration, communication and community service, will grow individually and collectively.
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Story by Joshua Deale, Communications Manager