January 21st, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Ventura County Charitable Foundation event

The recently formed Ventura chapter of The Charitable Foundation raised more than $4,000 at its first event, a Bingo Extravaganza held in November at Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura. More than 100 guests attended the event, which included a silent auction, food and beverages.

“The Ventura chapter is off to a great start supporting local organizations that focus on the community, education, health and the environment,” said Natalie M. Hill, director of the Sherman Oaks-based nonprofit foundation.

“Our agents and staff saw an opportunity to help the community we serve by becoming active with the foundation. That has now become our chapter’s mission,” said event chair Mark Ouchi, a REALTOR®-Sales Associate with the Ventura office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

“We already are making recommendations to the board about local charities we can help support. Everyone in the office is excited to be a part of the foundation’s generous efforts.”

The chapter plans to hold two major fundraisers annually, Ouchi said. Many of the office’s agents donate a percentage of each transaction to the foundation coffers, make one-time donations and participate in various fundraising efforts sponsored by the foundation.

To learn more about the Ventura chapter’s activities, contact Ouchi at 805-256-0933 mobile, 805-677-7300, ext. 101 office, or

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