Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles to Honor Nelson & Christopher Rising of Rising Realty Partners at 2017 Wish Gala

Los Angeles, CA – September 5, 2017 – Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles will honor Nelson and Christopher Rising of Rising Realty Partners at its 2017 Wish Gala. The nonprofit, which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, has selected the Risings for their long-time commitment to development and philanthropy in Los Angeles.

Rising Realty Partners is a full-service investment and operating platform specializing in creating world-class commercial and industrial properties. Rising executives have been creating value for investors in California commercial real estate markets for over four decades through their dynamic vision and commitment to community. Together, Nelson and Christopher Rising have built some of the most iconic buildings in California and supported numerous public service endeavors through board and community leadership. Rising Realty Partners is among the growing number of development firms and capital providers to the real estate industry that are passionately supporting Make-A-Wish Greater LA’s mission to bring hope, strength and joy to children and families in Los Angeles.

“My father and I are very grateful to be honored by Make-A-Wish and hope to raise awareness of the critical work they do for children with life-threatening illnesses in Los Angeles” said Christopher Rising. “We are committed to their incredible mission and stand together with the community to ensure all eligible children are granted life-changing wishes.”

The 2017 Wish Gala will be held on Thursday, November 9th at the Hollywood Palladium. The Risings join past honorees including Robert Downey Jr., Scooter Braun, and the LA Kings in being honored for their support of Make-A-Wish Greater LA. Presenting sponsors for this year’s gala include The Goldwin Foundation and Security Benefit.

“Nelson and Christopher Rising have shown a focused vision and tireless commitment in developing the Los Angeles community,” said Paul Fuhrman, board member, Make-A-Wish Greater LA. “Their support will be invaluable in garnering critical funding for the organization.”

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Founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,600 wishes to children in Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, and facilitates nearly as many wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles.   

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of Make-A-Wish America, a national organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories.