Harkey Kicks Off San Diego Commercial REALTORS® Oktoberfest Benefitting Autism Foundation

By Clare Michal

Diane helped kick off the Commercial Real Estate Alliance of San Diego’s (CRASD) 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration. This event was more than just fun and food; it was a benefit for the Autism Tree Project Foundation (ATPF).

Diane with Autism Tree Project Director Lisa Kaufman and Founder Todd Hoff

In 2003, Todd Hoff and his wife found out that their two year old son Garrett had Autism. From there they started the Autism Tree Project Foundation. The foundation provides early intervention preschool Autism screenings to children in San Diego and the Bay Area.

From left: Ed Smith, Diane, Lori Brown with Senator Joel Anderson and Bob Kevane

The event featured beer, brats, and sumo wrestling. CRASD chairman Rick Alexander of Sperry Van Ness commercial real estate and ATFP Director of programs Lisa Kaufmann MC’d the event. Special thanks to SDAR’s government affairs director Sherry Hodges for inviting Diane to speak and the folks at Oakwood Escrow for covering the charitable event for Oakwood TV.

Do you run a non-profit or need assistance maneuvering the state’s complex non-profit rules? Email Diane at Diane.Harkey@Boe.Ca.Gov for assistance, or to share your success as a golden leader in the 4th district.

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