Reaching Out. Giving Back.
National Asset Services Properties

Reaching out and giving back is what truly helps us all move forward together.

Karen E. Kennedy, President & Founder, National Asset Services

Giving Back, a Responsibility We All Share.

The measure of our company's heart is not just by the extent of corporate responsibility assumed, but also by the cumulative effect of each team member's willingness to make a difference.

Karen E Kennedy, NAS Commercial Property Management

Karen plays a lead role in several community and international outreach organizations benefitting the development, well-being and self-sufficiency of women, children and the Jewish community. These active roles include being a:

  • Founding Board Member of the American Friends of Kidum (AFK), a nonprofit organization that supports the Society for Advancement of Education (SAE), founded in Jerusalem in 1962. SAE works to empower youth from disadvantaged communities in Israel to attain distinction in all their social, educational and leadership endeavors.
  • Member of The Jewish Federation, Los Angeles
  • Member of the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange (SHARE!) an organization that helps people in Los Angeles pursue personal growth and change
  • Benefactor of Boyar High School in Jerusalem, which was founded by Mrs. Kennedy’s maternal grandfather
  • Board member of Daybreak: The only Interim housing and day program that offers services to homeless women living with a mental illness in West Los Angeles
Before UTU's involvement, there was a classroom with no doors or windows and a student body of 120; the building was only 24'x40', so the overflow held lessons under a tree in the yard. Three years later with UTU's help, there are 3 building (duplex style) and an admin office, all with doors (lockable), windows concrete floors, desks, chalkboards, and supplies. Recent student body is close to 300... "Build it and they will come."
Mangapasi Primary is roughly 25 miles by dirt road from Mzuzu (town) in the northern Usisya area of Malawi.
The last mile to the school is traversable only with a four wheel drive vehicle. However, they have no vehicles and only a few bicycles, so travel is by foot in general.
In Malawi your progress is measured by your exams & ability. Children 7 years old have been seen learning the same lesson as a 17-year old.
There are six now, with some teachers doubling as administrators.
There is no doubt that one of the greatest gifts given is education, but the greatest impact for this community is the hope they have expressed, "people half-a-world away care about them".

NAS Supported Community Organizations

  • Act Blue
  • African History Museum
  • ALS Association
  • America Gives
  • American Friends of The Hebrew
  • University
  • American Jewish World
  • Another Helping Hand
  • BB Hias
  • BB Plan International
  • Big Brothers – Sisters
  • City of Hope
  • Comet Ping Pong
  • Compassion and Choices
  • Danny Fitzpatrick
  • Democracy Engine
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
  • Esponsor
  • FEMA
  • Friends COEU
  • Gods Love
  • Heifer International
  • Heroes of Second World War
  • Israel Endowment Fund
  • JBBBS Sponsorship
  • JBBBSLACMS
  • Jewish Federation
  • Jewish National Fund
  • JFSLA
  • Keep America
  • KickStarter
  • KIVA
  • KVA
  • National MS Society
  • Network For Good
  • Patricia Parkinson Gil
  • Patricia Parkins
  • PBS Socal
  • Plan International
  • Reeve Foundation
  • Sandy Hook
  • Save The Children
  • Secure America
  • Shrines
  • Smile Train
  • Temple Isaiah
  • U of Pacific
  • UNICEF
  • United States Holocaust Museum
  • US Holocaust
  • UTU
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple
  • WPY Brandon K Herion