Manhattan Beach Fire Foundation Launch Event

September 15, 2016

MBFFThe Manhattan Beach Fire Foundation will host a Launch Event on Thursday, September 15 at Shade Hotel from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited to attend this FREE event, learn more about the organization through a presentation, and hear speakers from the Manhattan Beach Fire Department and the MBFF.

The Manhattan Beach Fire Foundation (MBFF) is a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support the Manhattan Beach Fire Department in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing equipment, training, and public outreach programs to supplement city resources.

Founded in 2015 and modeled after the very successful City of Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, MBFF is the primary source for private financial support to the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. By working closely with Manhattan Beach Fire Chief Bob Espinosa and the Manhattan Beach Firefighters’ Association, MBFF’s goal is to enhance and sustain the level of excellent service provided by the Manhattan Beach Fire Department.

The Manhattan Beach Fire Foundation was initiated and adopted by community members and business leaders to uphold a campaign promise by Manhattan Beach Councilman Mark Burton to provide additional equipment, training, or other items that may not be within the city’s budget. The MBFF is not intended to supplement shortfalls in the budget, but they would very much appreciate any donations to help them provide the absolute best additional support to the Manhattan Beach Firefighters.

One of the founding sponsors, Skechers USA President Michael Greenberg believes, “It is a true honor to support the heros of the MBFD and all they do for our community.”

If you or your company would like to become a sponsor, there are four levels that include: Title Sponsor ($10,000), Gold Sponsor ($5,000), Silver Sponsor ($2,500), or Bronze Sponsor ($1,000).

For additional information, visit the website at

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.