Allison Smookler and Greg Yoshida, leading real estate professionals who comprise Team Smookler with Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver, recently hosted a fundraising event to help save the art program at Edison Elementary School in the Denver Public School District. The MAD (Music, Art and Design) Festival for Edison was held May 24th at the Oriental Theater in Denver’s historic Highlands neighborhood. More than $4,000 was raised and donated to Friends of Edison as part of a collective effort to raise a total of $60,000 by May 28th in order to save the art program.
“The art program at Edison Elementary was recently canceled due to budget cuts,” said Smookler, lead broker for Team Smookler at Kentwood City Properties. “The funds that Greg and I helped raise will help hire a full-time art teacher and help save the art program. After attending a different fundraising event for the same cause, Greg told me about the program. We were in the process of joining Kentwood City Properties and wanted to hold some sort of ‘kick off’ party for our friends and family members, plus past, current, and future clients, that would also support a worthy cause and give us an opportunity to give something back to the community that has helped us grow our business over the years. The MAD event was the perfect opportunity to support this important program that we genuinely believe in.”
The Smookler Team’s MAD Festival for Edison showcased six local bands performing a variety of music ranging from bluegrass and Indie folk, to pop rock and searing metal. Participants enjoyed food and beverages, plus a ‘Moving’ fashion show and fashion auction from Fashion Denver.