Charity & Social Datebook 2017 GM, The Joyce Rey Team, Coldwell Banker Previews International – Beverly Hills TIMOTHY Di Prizito A top producing realtor, Timothy Di Prizito is best known for selling multimillion-dollar properties to clients worldwide and was recently named general manager of the award-winning Joyce Rey Team. When he’s not matching his elite clientele with their dream homes, Di Prizito can be found giving back. After experiencing a medical scare with his daughter Isabella, Di Prizito was touched by the ailing children he came across at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “The experience of visiting oncology wards in these hospitals as a patient and coming into contact with children suffering life-threatening diseases was a game-changer,” he says. Turning trial into triumph, Di Prizito currently supports CHLA, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (through which he co-founded the L.A. Cancer Challenge 10K) and a number of other cancer research foundations. He also counts creating a physical education program for kindergartners dubbed P.E. is Fun™ as one of his top achievements. His life’s passions are creating friendships, giving, sharing and motivating. Contact the legacy: 166 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.266.2777, joycerey.com WHEN IT COMES TO PHILANTHROPY, WHAT IS YOUR MISSION? My mission is to make children’s lives and the lives of their families better by providing resources and motivational enrichment to help them achieve greater happiness and success. Children inspire me to give back. When my daughter Isabella was entering kindergarten, the school told me there were no funds for a physical education program. So I became Coach “D” and started P.E. is Fun™, a 30-minute exercise program for 5-year-olds. I continued to WHY IS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY SO IMPORTANT? Improving the lives of our children is an investment in humanity and the future good of the world. If you feel it’s corny, spend some time helping kids—they give back way more than you give! 12 | charitydatebook.com PHOTO BY BROOKE MASON; MAKEUP BY RENATA RENSKY; SHOT ON LOCATION AT GRAYE ANNEX volunteer weekly for the next five years, giving countless children their first impression that “P.E. is fun.” Volunteering has been a lifelong contribution for me. It is always easy to write a check, but I prefer making an impact with the human touch.