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Clark CARES Achieves Fundraising Success in Today’s Economy

San Diego Golf Tournament Raises $312,000 for Charitable and Military Organizations
November 9, 2009

SAN DIEGO — Last week, Clark Builders Group, Clark Realty Capital, and Clark Construction hosted the fifth annual Clark CARES golf tournament at Maderas Golf Club. Despite the challenging economic times, over 240 golfers came together for the two-day fundraising event. Proceeds totaling more than $312,000, given on behalf of the public charity Clark CARES, benefited several nonprofit and military groups, including the Naval Special Warfare Foundation (NSWF), an organization that proudly honors and serves Navy SEAL heroes and their families.

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Clark CARES Achieves Fundraising Success in Today’s Economy

"NSWF is honored to be a 2009 Clark CARES beneficiary," said Kelly McGraw, director of development and public relations of NSWF. "The contribution from Clark CARES will help NSWF further our mission to support the Navy SEAL community by funding programs such as stress relief for the families of deployed service members, computers for children who have lost their fathers in a combat or training-related incident, and support for families with special needs."

Other recipients included the ACE Mentor Program, Family Recovery Center, United Warrior Survivor Foundation, and the SDSU Student Veterans House, a project of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Troops to College program that provides continuous support to veterans as they strive for their education goals.

Contributions were made possible by over 75 southern California corporate sponsorships. Many of these sponsoring companies return year after year in support of Clark CARES.

"It was a classy tournament run by a classy company for worthy and honorable charities," said Terry Rusnak, Sr., former president of RBE and sponsor of Clark CARES since the tournament's inception in 2005. "We were truly delighted to be involved and only wish that we could have done more."

"There are industry partners that are struggling in this down economy but will go above and beyond in support of a great cause," said Jim Forburger, senior vice president of Clark Builders Group. "Our community is in need of support more than ever, and we are truly grateful for their generosity."

The event sponsors held a dinner and awards reception both evenings of the tournament at Maderas Golf Club's Del Lago Ballroom. Reception highlights included the announcement of tournament winners and the formal donation presentation to charitable recipients.

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About The Clark CARES Foundation

The Clark CARES Foundation is a recently formed Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) public charity committed to improving local, national, and global communities through its charitable contributions program. The Clark CARES Foundation provides grants to deserving organizations in an effort to promote five main pillars of support: Community - Bringing individuals together to build a stronger society; Advocacy - Raising awareness as inspiration for action; Responsibility - Fostering a culture of accountability; Education - Empowering others to improve the world around them; and Service - Committing resources to set values into motion. For more information, please visit www.clarkcares.org.

About Clark Builders Group

As the fourth largest multifamily builder in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 50,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com.

About Clark Realty Capital

Clark Realty Capital (CRC) is a fully integrated national real estate company offering a broad base of services including capital markets, development, construction, property management, and investment management. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are leveraging the ingenuity and assured performance of CRC at 12 military installations throughout the United States. Upon completion of current military projects, CRC will have built or renovated over 34,000 homes with a development value in excess of $4.9 billion. For more information, visit www.clarkrealtycapital.com.

About Clark Construction

Since its founding in 1906, Clark Construction Group has developed a reputation as one of the nation's most experienced and respected general contractors. With annual revenue in excess of $4 billion, Clark is consistently ranked among the country's largest construction companies. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Clark has regional offices that are strategically located to serve the needs of clients throughout the United States. Clark's projects have been successfully completed for both public and private clients under a variety of delivery methods, including general contracting, construction management, and design-build. For more information, visit www.clarkconstruction.com.