12th Annual Tee Off for Tierra a Hole-In-One!

 In Blog, Workforce Development

On Monday, May 6th, Tierra held its 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Angeles National Golf Club. A sold-out course and full house for the reception, auction, and dinner made the event a huge success.

A highlight of the evening included a tribute to Bud Brown, whose 40 years of service as a valued and committed partner of Tierra del Sol was recognized by leadership, supporters and staff alike! Whether it’s advisor, volunteer, fundraiser, donor, advocate, ambassador or Board Member—Bud’s role in bringing growth and success to Tierra has always been about the clients.

A sincere and humble individual, whose business card reads, “retired twice,” Bud is truly a people person. His enthusiasm for Tierra, and generosity in sharing personal and professional relationships over the years, has created valued and long lasting partnerships with businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and individuals throughout the San Fernando Valley.








When Tierra needed funding in the late 90s, Bud was influential in initiating the Burn the Mortgage Campaign and raising money from Hamer Toyota’s Annual Golf Tournament, which ultimately paid off Tierra’s entire mortgage. The milestone event was celebrated in 1997, with a huge bonfire on the Sunland Campus, where clients, families, staff, supporters, and firemen, alike, watched Tierra’s mortgage, go up in flames!


In 2015, Bud began the Opening Doors for the Disabled Campaign which raised funds to pay for the installation of automatic doors throughout Tierra’s Sunland Campus, ultimately empowering even the most severely disabled individuals to enter and exit buildings with the touch of a button. He later raised funds that paid for the installation of electronic gates, which gave staff who started and stopped their day in the early morning hours or late at night, the luxury of staying in their cars as they entered and exited Tierra’s campus. While fundraising and advocacy has kept Bud busy over the years, he never lost sight of his relationship with the clients and staff—all who agree, Tierra is a better place because of Bud Brown.



Click here for highlights of this year’s golf tournament!


Many thanks to our sponsors, golfers, donors, and volunteers who made this year’s tournament a wonderful success!

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