Marques Williams with YBA students
On October 22, Marques Williams in Cushman & Wakefield’s West LA office hosted a charity fundraiser with Youth Business Alliance (YBA), a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing critical business skills and perspectives to top performing students from the inner city who otherwise would not have connectivity to meet with and share ideas with business leaders in the greater Los Angeles area. Held at Penmar Park in Venice, CA, the event consisted of a softball tournament and career education day for students with all proceeds raised at the event to be used to enhance YBA’s programs learning center with updated technology, books, school supplies and other fundamental items needed for students to succeed in school.
“We connect local business leaders with the YBA students to help introduce real world business perspectives and experiences. We believe that exposing the students to professionals from different backgrounds helps to prepare them for their future careers,” said Williams, a board member with YBA who has been involved with the organization since 2014. The event raised over $4,000 and had approximately 200 participants in attendance.