On September 21st, Apriem Advisors joined the more than 400 generous attendees of the Families Forward 35th Anniversary Gala held at Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach. The Havana Nights-themed fundraiser raised nearly $600,000 to support the Families Forward’s mission to prevent and reduce homelessness in Orange County.

The event reflected on the 25 years of visionary leadership of Families Forward retiring CEO, Margie Wakeham. In honor of Margie’s vision of bringing a home to all families in Orange County, Families Forward has established the Margie Legacy Fund which will ensure that their goal of housing over 250 families in the next year is realized.

Apriem Advisors has been a huge supporter and a partner in progress for the past 3 years through our charitable arm, Apriem Cares. In attendance with their loved ones are Benjamin Lau (Chief Investment Officer), Alan Ahmatovic (Financial Analyst), Matthew Kawashima (Portfolio Administrator), Joshua Garland (Financial Advisor), and Lindsay Duran (Administrative Assistant).