Restaurants Team Up to Bring Food, Gifts to Life Navigators
As reported on bizjournals.com , photography by Kenny Yoo
Members of the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet, a group of prominent area restaurants, recently served food and handed out gifts at Life Navigators in Wauwatosa as part of the group’s “3 Days of Christmas.” Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo to see photos of the event.
The event was part of the group’s third annual “3 Days of Christmas,” during which Milwaukee-area restaurant operators, including SURG Restaurant Group, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, 600 East Cafe, Saz’s Hospitality, and Calderone Club, provided food and gifts to area nonprofits. The group also served meals at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee and The Cathedral Center.
In all, the group served meals and provided gifts to more than 500 people. Prominent restaurant executives involved in the initiative included Peggy Williams-Smith of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Omar Shaikh of SURG, Gino Fazzari of Calderone Club, and Jill Ruffing of 600 East Café.
Corporate sponsors for the event included Associated Bank, Gruber Law Offices, Mueller QAAS, Visit Milwaukee, Phoenix Investors, Milwaukee Bucks, and Milwaukee Brewers.
“We continue to partner with the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet in their mission of helping those in need,” said Phoenix Investors Chairman & Founder Frank P. Crivello. “Initiatives like the ‘3 Days of Christmas’ are integral to supporting local communities and families that need a helping hand. We encourage others to join our support in providing assistance.”
Mr. Frank P. Crivello began his real estate career in 1982, focusing his investments in multifamily, office, industrial, and shopping center developments across the United States. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Crivello assisted Phoenix Investors in its execution of its then business model of acquiring net lease commercial real estate across the United States. Since 2009, Mr. Crivello has assisted Phoenix Investors in the shift of its core focus to the acquisition of industrial real estate throughout the country.
Given his extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, Mr. Crivello provides strategic and operational input to Phoenix Investors and its affiliated companies.
Mr. Crivello received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University and the London School of Economics, while completing a double major in Economics and Political Science; he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of his business interests, Mr. Crivello invests his time, energy, and financial support across a wide net of charitable projects and organizations.