2020 has been anything but predictable, so it’s good to know the one networking event we always look forward to is still on – the Annual Real Estate Gala from Taylor Johnson client the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University (MBIRE) in Chicago. Hosted on Nov. 5, this year’s event will be a virtual networking powerhouse recognizing Leon I. Walker, Esq., managing partner of DL3 Realty, as the 2020 Industry Changemaker Award Honoree, and featuring a fireside chat between two women making huge impacts in CRE diversity – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Collete English Dixon, executive director of MBIRE and the first woman of color to lead a university-based real estate education program in the U.S. If you want to make a positive difference, too, consider a sponsorship opportunity or donation when registering for next week’s Gala – the biggest fundraiser of the year for MBIRE, where more than half of the graduate students are minorities. Also new this year will be a donate-by-text option during the Gala, making it easy to give to the next generation of CRE dynamos. Whether you want to register, make a donation or support the MBIRE’s 19th Annual Real Estate Gala through a sponsorship opportunity, click here.