September 26, 2018

5th Year’s a Charm for UNHP’s 2018 Fundraiser at the Bronx Beer Hall


A big thank you to our generous sponsors, beneficent raffle donors, unique food and beverage vendors and – of course, our over 150 delightful guests that made our 2018 Fundraiser at The Bronx Beer Hall a success!

UNHP’s 2018 Fundraiser offered each guest a token for a free drink -craft beer a specialty – delicious gourmet pizza, a night in the ambiance of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and the good company of people with an interest in affordable housing and a vibrant Bronx

UNHP’s 2018 Fundraiser at The Bronx Beer Hall on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, was a casual congenial evening that raised important operating funds for UNHP. Over 150 people attended UNHP’s annual fundraiser, held for the fifth time at The Bronx Beer Hall in the center of the historical Arthur Avenue Retail Market. The Bronx was highlighted in the food and drink with beers from Gun Hill Brewing Company, a gourmet non-stop pizza selection from Zero Otto Nove and a variety of handmade gelato from La Marketta.

Thanks to our many sponsors and individual donors, UNHP was able to raise over $60,000 to support our work in the coming year, including our efforts to identify and address distressed multifamily buildings, share research around emerging issues in the Bronx and offer a wide variety of affordable housing and financial services to community residents. Sponsors were acknowledged on our custom pint glasses (created by The Bronx Design Group), on our website and are listed at the end of this post.

Raffles sales and selection provided some light moments at the event.

The raffles were popular again this year – thanks to UNHP intern and staff volunteer raffle sellers and John Garcia, UNHP Board member, FBCS Executive Director, and charming and humorous raffle emcee! The wingspan for $20 was our top seller and special thanks to our raffle prize donors and our raffle sellers. With a New York Botanical Garden membership, Yankee tickets, Monroe and Lehman College swag, The Bronx Beer Hall and From the goodie bags, the prizes reflected our Bronx roots! NY Knicks and Giants signed posters, and NY Red Bulls tickets rounded off our selection of prizes.

Final thanks to our many community partners, friends, and corporate sponsors who attended the event. It was an evening to celebrate, catch up with one another and energize for the year ahead. UNHP thanks you for your support and involvement in our work towards our mission. Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Ryan Montgomery, as well as our staff, interns and volunteer raffle sellers. Special thanks to Paul and Anthony from The Bronx Beer Hall – who took care of all the details and made it an easy event to pull together. There are more photos from the event on UNHP’s FacebookInstagram, Tumblr and Twitter. Connect with us on social media!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Cask Supporters

  • Apple Bank for Savings
  • Citi
  • The Community Preservation Corp.
  • Dougert Management
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lemle & Wolff Companies
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Santander Bank
  • UNHP Staff & Fordham IPED Interns

Keg Supporters

  • Berdon LLP
  • BUILD Inc.
  • Dime Community Bank
  • Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
  • New Settlement Apartments
  • New York Community Bank
  • Phipps Houses
  • Shaker Contractors
  • Sycamore Birch Realty LLC

Growler Supporters

  • Advance Security & Intercoms, Inc.
  • In Memory of Theresa Liu-Avitabile
  • BNY Mellon
  • Benchmark Title Agency LLC
  • Brown & Brown of NY
  • Brian Byrne & Jean McBride-Byrne
  • Emigrant Bank
  • F & F Electrical
  • Fordham University
  • Horrigan Development
  • M&T Bank
  • Edward O’Brien
  • OCV Architects
  • Ridgewood Savings Bank
  • Sandra Erickson Real Estate, Inc.
  • Signature Bank
  • Spring Bank
  • Tryax Realty Management
  • John Van Bomel, Esq.
  • Yougie Iron Works, Inc

Pint Supporters

  • ABD Construction
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Jack Buckley
  • Jim Buckley & Joan Gasser
  • DeLutri Landscaping, LLC
  • LotInfo, LLC
  • Annelen Madigan & Joe Muriana
  • Jim & Lucy Mitchell
  • MKD Irrigation
  • Monadnock Development LLC
  • Skyline I LLC
  • Elizabeth & Robert Strojan
  • USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus
  • W & F Maintenance Corp.
  • Workforce Housing Group