NAHREP Honors Civil Rights Advocate Molly Munger With Founders’ Award

SAN DIEGO & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals will present the 2012 NAHREP Founders’ Award to Molly Munger, an attorney and current champion of the Our Children, Our Future California tax initiative that appears on the ballot this November and widely impacts the Latino community. The award will be presented next week at a gala held during the 2012 Membership & Industry Leaders National Convention hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals at the JW Marriott at LA Live.

Munger, who is the daughter of Charlie Munger, Vice Chair of Berkshire Hathaway, is co-director of the Advancement Project – a public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement. She is the primary advocate behind California Proposition 38, a statewide campaign advocating a state income tax that will fund public education programs and learning opportunities for children across the state. Low-income Latino children, in particular, will benefit from the education funding. Her work at Advancement Project focuses on large-scale systems changes to remedy inequality and open paths to upward mobility.

“The connection between education and the ability to buy and own a home is unmistakable for Latinos. We are already starting to see the economic gains of Latino youth who have completed high school and college,” said Ernie Reyes, co-founder of NAHREP. “We salute the work Molly Munger is doing on behalf of low-income children in creating access to upward mobility through education.”

Each year, NAHREP recognizes individuals that have distinguished themselves by their work in support of sustainable Hispanic homeownership and for community service and other efforts to improve the quality of life for Hispanics in America. The annual awards go to people in the corporate and non-profit world.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a non-profit 501c6 trade association, is dedicated to increasing the homeownership rate among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals that serve them. Based in San Diego, NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and with 20,000 members in 48 states and 50 affiliate chapters.

Mary Mancera, 760-634-5007

Source: The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals