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CREW Jacksonville Supports Holiday Giving & Art Auction for PACE Center for Girls

Holiday Angel Tree and PACE Portrait Initiatives Kicked Off

Jacksonville, FL – September 24, 2013 — CREW Jacksonville is proud to launch its annual Angel Tree and Art Auction program to benefit the PACE Center for Girls.  

The campaign will kick off in October at CREW Jacksonville’s meeting on October 1, 2013 at the Sheraton (Deerwood Park Boulevard). CREW Jacksonville is one of Jacksonville’s leading networking organizations dedicated to the advancement of women in commercial real estate. The organization has supported Jacksonville’s PACE Center for Girls for more than 8 years.

This year’s initiative will include a holiday Angel Tree featuring 80 Angels that will be displayed at CREW Jacksonville’s October and November lunch programs. Each Angel can be purchased for a $25.00 donation which will be used to purchase a gift card for a PACE student, as well as a donated item from the Jacksonville Jaguars.  These gifts will be presented to PACE during the CREW Jacksonville December holiday event that will be held at the PACE Center for Girls facility on University Boulevard.

CREW Jacksonville will also be donating several canvases and coordinating with local artists to assist some of the PACE students in creating beautiful “PACE Portraits” that will in turn be auctioned at the CREW December event where all proceeds will be donated back to PACE.  Portrait prints will be framed and given back to the PACE student who created it and the images will also be used to create packages of gift cards, which will be sold at the December event. The PACE Portraits will also be displayed at the December holiday event which will be held on December 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. at the PACE Center for Girls, 2933 University Boulevard N, Jacksonville, Florida 32211.

PACE provides girls and young women in our community with an opportunity to better their future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.  “PACE Portraits with CREW Jacksonville is a very exciting time of year for us at PACE. Volunteers from CREW Jacksonville come to the center and work with a group of girls who have shown interest and ability in art.  The girls will paint portraits to be auctioned off at CREW’s annual event to benefit PACE. In the past, the creative process has been a wonderful outlet for the girls to express themselves. We are grateful to the members of CREW Jacksonville who have volunteered more than 900 hours over the past several years to PACE Center for Girls,” said Jill Auld, Transition Services Manager, PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville.

For more information on joining CREW Jacksonville and getting involved in the CREW Jacksonville/PACE Portrait initiative, email: scortina@kingengineering.com.


CREW Jacksonville, established in 2002 is one of 74 chapters of the CREW Network, a diverse non-profit group of over 8,000 commercial real estate professionals from more than 70 major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The mission of CREW Jacksonville (www.crewjax.org) is to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women. CREW Jacksonville does this by looking outward to bring more women into the industry, showcasing member successes and serving as a key resource to its members and the industry. CREW Jacksonville members represent all disciplines of commercial real estate. Our members are some of the region’s most successful commercial real estate professionals and include recent JBJ Women of Influence, CREW National Top 20 under 40 CRE Professionals, and Top 40 under 40 Regional Leaders. Additionally, CREW members “do business together.”  To join CREW Jacksonville visit: www.crewjacksonville.org.


PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized and research based model that features a balanced emphasis on academics and social services with a focus on the future for middle and high-school aged girls and young women. The foundation of PACE is the gender-responsive culture, providing a safe environment that celebrates girls, services that take into account how girls learn and develop, and staff that understand the lives of girls and can respond to their strengths and challenges.   With a demonstrated record of success, PACE uses a holistic, strength-based and asset building model specifically responsive to the needs of girls and which is recognized as among the most effective programs in the country for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system.

For more information contact:
Pauline Gerry
AZMARK, Inc. — Strategic Marketing