FortuneBuilders Moments

FortuneBuilders Sponsors Canine Companions For Independence’s 5th Annual DogFest Walk-N-RollSep 15, 2018

Employees and friends raise nearly $2,000 to help provide highly trained service dogs for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities at no charge to the recipients  FortuneBuilders, the nation’s premier real estate investing education and business development company, helped sponsor Canine Companions For Independence 5th annual DogFest Walk-N-Roll on Sunday, Sept. 9. The event was held at Liberty Station’s NTC park and featured live music, dog demonstrations, a one-mile walk, a raffle, volunteer booths, and more. Over 400 San Diego locals and their furry friends took part in the charity drive, at no charge, and enjoyed several festivities: a photo booth, face painting, doggy caricatures, and free giveaways from local vendors. “FortuneBuilders, and our company’s philanthropic arm FBGives, is always passionate about giving back to our community, as well as communities across the U.S.,” explained FortuneBuilders founder and CEO Than Merrill. “When we discovered that our very own FortuneBuilders coaching student, Craig Connors, was a dedicated advocate of Canine Companions, the DogFest sponsorship seemed like the perfect fit. We love encouraging our students to make a difference and are always there to provide support,” said Merrill. In preparation for DogFest Walk-N-Roll, FortuneBuilders hosted a “puppy play day” at their San Diego headquarters to help raise money for the event. Four service dogs in training gathered in the FortuneBuilders lobby, and were greeted with smiles and plenty of treats. With the help of employees and friends, puppy play day raised nearly $2,000 for Canine Companions. Founded in 1975, Canine Companions For Independence is a nonprofit organization that breeds highly-trained service dogs to help enhance the lives of people with disabilities. The organization prides itself on providing lifelong support to ensure every dog is the perfect fit for his or her owner, and their services are always free of charge. Canine Companions opens up new opportunities and possibilities for those with disabilities, and they always strive to spread joy and confidence. DogFest 2018 raised over $140,000 for Canine Companions and always appreciates donations from the public.  ..

Movember 2017Nov 06, 2017

What is Movember? Movember is a month-long event where men grow mustaches during the month of November to bring awareness to, and fundraise for, prostate cancer and other male health associated charities. If you’ve been wondering, “What’s with all the silly mustaches lately,” now you know! Over the course of the next month we will provide various opportunities for everyone to give to the Movember movement...

August Company Volunteer Event: Ronald McDonald HouseAug 27, 2017

For the August FBGives volunteer event FortuneBuilders employees and their families spent Saturday morning at the Ronald McDonald House to give back! We served meals to families in need of support and cleaned up around the House...

June Company Volunteer Event: San Diego CoastkeeperJun 28, 2017

For the June FBGives volunteer event FortuneBuilders employees spent Saturday morning partnering with San Diego Coastkeeper to give back and keep our beaches clean! Our group, along with 300 other volunteers, helped contribute to over 500 pounds of waste being collected in Pacific Beach...

FortuneBuilders Own to Compete in IronManJan 12, 2017

We invite you to Join our FortuneBuilders family and FBGives as we swim, cycle and run to raise money to purchase bicycles custom made for children with disabilities. One of our very own FortuneBuilders is competing in the Oceanside IronMan on April 1, 2017 and dedicating his race to the support of disabled children...

Pencils of Promise

One of FortuneBuilders very own is partnering up with the Pencils of Promise organization to make an impact on kids all throughout the world by helping provide them with an opportunity for an education. I remember being on the playground, picking out my favorite library book, studying for tests and walking across the stage at graduation. With the hope of a promise of a bright future in a big world, I was ready to do big things...

From the Canyons to the Ocean: Cleaning our city one wrapper at a time!May 18, 2016

FBGives kicked off the New Year with the first once monthly charity event, cleaning up the Manzanita canyon with Project Helping. This amazing non-profit organization believes that getting involved in volunteering and the joy of purpose will improve mental health. As a team we collected 72 pounds of trash and debris from the canyon! All of that debris picked up not only cleaned the Manzanita canyon, but also the lovely Pacific ocean.    ..

Weekly 3 Day Event Charity Drives

  Charity Drives EVERY WEEKEND! FortuneBuilders hosts 7-9 3 Day Events each weekend with about 100-300 real investors student attendees all over the U.S. and Canada. Along with these events, FBGives coordinates charity drives with charity organizations in the event area. From food drives to school supply drives, FortuneBuilders Gives has donated to 180+ charities across the United States & Canada in 2014, and we are on track to donate to over 200 charities in 2015-2016! Check out the Charities we are supporting this week!  ..

Project Playhouse

On Saturday, March 19th, 2016 FBGives was given the privilege to build two playhouses for two children in veteran families. Habitat for Humanity’s Playhouse Program is designed for building and decorating usable and durable playhouse that are given to children through partnerships with several local charities serving families in need. One playhouse was built and decorated as Monsters Inc. for 2 year old Ezra. The other was a princess castle for 9 year old Kristina. In 4 hours, FBGives created two custom playhouses for these children who got to come pick them up with their families. The children were filled with joy and once they saw their new playhouses, they didn’t want to get out!..

Future FortuneBuilders Launches 2-Day Camp In AtlantaJan 18, 2016

First the first time ever, Future FortuneBuilders (FFB) hosted an event open to the public, and received huge acclaim. FortuneBuilders Gives, FortuneBuilders’ philanthropic branch, partnered with the Equal Footing Foundation to increase awareness about the importance of financial literacy among teens across the US...

MovemberNov 27, 2014

The FortuneBuilders Family raised close to $3,500 for Movember at the 4-day Rehabbing Bootcamp this past weekend in San Diego. During the season to give thanks, start shopping for Christmas sweaters, and growing mustaches we promoted Movember..

Alayna WoolseyJan 03, 2014

FortuneBuilders Gives is coming together to support Alayna Woolsey and her sudden diagnosis of Pre B Cell ALL Leukemia. We hope that..

Halloween Fun at the Ronald McDonald HouseOct 25, 2013

There’s nothing more rewarding and powerful than giving back and positively impacting lives...

Pushing the LimitsSep 20, 2013

The Boston Rehab Bootcamp is definitely one that stands out in FortuneBuilders events’ history! Shawn Tiberio..

Crushing PollutionAug 21, 2013

FortuneBuilders team members had some fun in the sun this past Sunday while cleaning the beach with San Diego Coastkeeper..

FFB at the Boston BootcampAug 15, 2013

Generosity abounded this past weekend with our Boston friends at the FortuneBuilders’ marketing and wholesaling bootcamp. We fundraised for our new philanthropic project Future FortuneBuilders, through t-shirt sales and kind donations..

Fundraiser for Arroyo Paseo High SchoolJul 31, 2013

The Rooftop Rally was a fun, carnival-themed night with games, entertainment, and prizes. With the help of volunteers, talented people such as dancers , Legacy and the Junkyard Crew, DJ’s, an MC, numerologist, Smooth 98.1, and our wonderful attendees, we were able to raise $20,000..

Household Items Drive for Wellspring Living

A huge thank you to the FortuneBuilders, Inc. of San Diego, CA! FortuneBuilders is a group of people whose primary philanthropic passions are children, education and housing. They select local organizations that align with their company core values to provide the tools, knowledge and systems for implementation and support...

Wildland Firefighters FoundationJul 06, 2013

With the tragedy that took place on Sunday June 30, 2013 and the loss of 19 brave firefighters in Prescott, AZ, we are reminded of the courage and selflessness of these men who constantly put their lives on the line for their communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and their loved ones they left behind...

Flower Friday for Ronald McDonald HouseJun 21, 2013

Earlier this year, Sophia's little brother was undergoing treatments at Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego. During one of her visits, she was inspired to tour the Ronald McDonald house, which provides the 'home-away-from-home' for families to be close to their children who are receiving treatment at Rady's...

Oklahoma Disaster Relief FundraiserJun 19, 2013

Oklahoma families were devastated only weeks earlier by numerous Tornadoes and we felt it was crucial that we raise funds for the victims. We partnered with the Red Cross to fundraise for the Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund. ..

Real Estate Workshop Raises $13,000 for Be the ChangeApr 25, 2013

During a recent 3-day real estate workshop, we hosted a fundraiser for “Be the Change” and raised $13,000 to contribute to their cause! We are extremely proud of the generosity our students and our team for supporting this wonderful organization...

Fundraiser Benefiting Nutmeg Big Brothers Big SistersApr 16, 2013

FortuneBuilders Mastery head coach, Pat Precourt, recently held a fundraising event at the grand opening of his gym, The Cage, to benefit Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters in Connecticut. Pat and The Cage raised over $4,000 at the event through the sales of raffle tickets!! ..

Kate Sessions Elementary Fundraising Auction EventApr 09, 2013

Kate Sessions Elementary is hosting their biggest fundraising event of the year, The Sessions Annual Auction. FortuneBuilders is proud to support this wonderful local elementary school, and would like to encourage others to support the cause by attending..

Rehab Bootcamp and the Jacksonville USO FundraiserMar 28, 2013

This month we hosted our 4-Day Intensive Rehab Bootcamp in Jacksonville Florida and raised $2,400 for the Jacksonville USO! Bootcamp speakers Paul and JD Esajian educated our mastery students in the process of rehabbing a home from purchase to sale. ..

FortuneBuilders Bootcamp Fundraiser with Habitat for HumanityFeb 21, 2013

At the Marketing and Wholesaling Bootcamp we partnered with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is an international organization dedicated to providing decent, safe and affordable housing to families in need. Habitat for Humanity is funded and homes are built and renovated entirely by donations and volunteers. FortuneBuilders has participated in two company sponsored build days with over a dozen volunteers at each event and we are proud to support Habitat’s cause. ..

Prayers for CadenceJan 21, 2013

We have developed a Facebook page that I would really like to get out to as many people as possible so they can go in and like the page as well as make comments..

Paying it Forward and Reflecting BackDec 25, 2012

My fellow FortuneBuilders came together this month, to accomplish a goal that has made my heart overwhelmingly full. I'm grateful to share this story with you. Earlier this month, I set a goal to adopt 100 Angels as part of Salvation Army's "Adopt An Angel". What that means is that 100 kids would be able to have a holiday this season they wouldn't have otherwise had one...

Ways to Help Newtown ConnecticutDec 19, 2012

To help the families of Newtown, we are supporting the Newtown Parent Connection; a local organization that provides counseling. They have established counseling services for the parents and children in response to the tragedy. ..

Fall Festival Beach CleanupNov 29, 2012

On Saturday, October 20th, I participated in the Fall Festival Beach Cleanup at La Jolla Shores in San Diego. The event was sponsored by The Unity Center, a spiritual center and philanthropic organization that my wife and I attend on Sundays and was held in order to help clean up our beaches and make our oceans safer for marine life...

Red Cross Fundraiser

Hurricane Sandy let me further explore and implement this attitude. I sincerely sympathize for the thousands of people that were affected by the hurricane, so instead of letting myself become deterred by such a huge tragedy, I decided I needed to do something, even if it was small in the grand scheme of things. ..

Carmel Valley 5K & Kids Fun RunNov 14, 2012

The challenging and unique course will begin at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School and will head south on Carmel Creek Road to the bike trail, heading east parallel to HWY 56. From there the course will take you out and back along a beautiful tree lined path with a mix of paved and trail running, splashed with some rolling hills. Runners will return to Carmel Creek Road, and then head back to the finish line at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School...

Red Cross Fundraiser for Hurricane SandyNov 07, 2012

During Memorial weekend, FortuneBuilders launched a fundraising campaign to help raise funds for the Red Cross and the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief efforts on the east coast. We started by partnering with Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill in Pacific Beach, CA. The local Rubio's at 910 Grand Ave, San Diego, generously agreed to help by donating 20% of all sales made with our flyer. The offer was valid all day for both Friday and Saturday...

MovemberOct 29, 2012

Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Men grow and women support a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives...

Volunteering with Habitat for HumanityAug 20, 2012

FortuneBuilders is dedicated to philanthropy and in our capacity to help those in need, we feel it's equally important to inspire and lead others to give back as well.  Here we offer opportunities to work with us, help support our efforts and to learn about how you too can do good in your community.  Browse the list of opportunities below to find a cause you would like to support.  Additionally, we will provide instructions on how to run your own charitable event.  If you have an idea but are unsure where to start feel free to contact us too!..

San Diego Homeless Community OutreachJun 12, 2012

My name is John Servideo and I team member within the FortuneBuilders family. I am originally from Boston, MA and now reside in San Diego, CA. I am also very passionate about giving back to the community. As a result, I wanted to share my experience about a recent “outreach event” I organized...

Making a Donation to St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalMay 30, 2012

My name is Paul Shively and this is my account of my weekend in Memphis. Having been in Real Estate Investing for almost 5 years now, I have been involved in some incredible moments throughout my career. However, being a part of the May 12th weekend in Memphis, TN with our partners Memphis Invest was truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life...