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Save the Date for the 2020 Celebrating Home & Community Gala

Join us on October 29, 2020 to celebrate Breaking Ground's 30 years of service to New York City and to honor a distinguished individual who has helped millions of Americans, and countless New Yorkers, find a home through the financing of affordable and workforce housing.

Each year, the Celebrating Home & Community Gala raises vital funding to strengthen Breaking Ground's street outreach, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs serving New Yorkers who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

The COVID-19 outbreak has shone a spotlight on the importance of having a home — a secure place to help foster health and overall well-being, and to limit the spread of a highly infectious disease among community members. Breaking Ground’s programs and housing help homeless New Yorkers attain that essential security for themselves and for all of us who call New York City our home.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 29, 2020


David Brickman
Chief Executive Officer,
Freddie Mac

Gala Co-Chairs:

Michael J. Franco
Vornado Realty Trust

Michael Lascher
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate – New York

Kara McShane
Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate
Wells Fargo

Alan Wiener
Group Head,
Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital

Sponsorship and ticket information will be available soon. In the meantime, meet our 2020 honoree:

David Brickman, CEO, Freddie Mac

David Brickman is Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, one of the largest providers of mortgage financing in the U.S. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Brickman is well-known for his tenure as the head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he presided over a remarkable period of growth – raising annual production from $16 billion in 2010 to almost $80 billion in 2018. He also established the company's flagship K-Deal securitization program as one of the leading securitized products in the structured finance markets. Brickman also drove significant innovation and an expansion in Freddie Mac's products and offerings – particularly those serving the growing need for affordable and workforce housing.

Brickman completed all doctoral coursework for the Ph.D. program in economics and real estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Have questions or interested in learning more about the gala? Please reach out to Vanessa Miller, Assistant Vice President, Special Events and Community Engagement, via email or at (212) 389-9391.

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