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March of Dimes Breakfast Shatters Fund Raising Record

From left, Honoree Tim Jones, CEO of Robert Martin Company; Honoree Martin Ginsburg, Founder and Principal of Ginsburg Development Companies; Event Host Tara Rosenblum, Anchor/Host/Reporter for News 12 Networks; Honoree Don Bucci, Managing Director for JLL, and Patricia Valenti, Executive Managing Director for Newmark and Chairperson of the March of Dimes Real Estate Awards Breakfast

The March of Dimes 35th Annual Real Estate Awards Breakfast held on Thursday at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, shattered its fundraising goal, raising over $1 million for the second year in a row to support the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of moms and babies.

This year’s honorees included two long-time BCW members – Martin Ginsburg, Founder and Principal of Ginsburg Development Companies and Tim Jones, CEO of Robert Martin Company Also honored was Don Bucci, Managing Director for JLL.

Martin Ginsburg received the Award for Excellence in Community Development for the recent transformation of the iconic Westchester Financial Center in White Plains into the new mixed-use City Square. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach presented the award to Martin Ginsburg.

Tim Jones received the prestigious Martin S. Berger Award for Lifetime Achievement for his career as a top executive in the real estate industry. Jones is a long-time March of Dimes supporter, serving on the Westchester March of Dimes Board of Directors and as co-chair of the March for Babies walk. Joe Simone, President of Simone Development Companies, presented the award to Tim Jones.

Don Bucci received the coveted March of Dimes Real Estate Award for his successful 20-year career with JLL building the largest team of project management professionals north of New York City. His department oversees millions of square feet of real estate and over $250 million in work annually. Ray Quartarao, Managing Director, Real Estate Executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. presented the award to Don Bucci.

The sold-out event was hosted by News 12 Networks’ Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Host/Reporter Tara Rosenblum and chaired by Patricia Valenti, Executive Managing Director for Newmark. The event had a record 130 sponsors and supporters. Among those attending the event was BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon.

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