Benjie C. Benas
Chair for Events
Benjie is a Serial Entrepreneur with a Passion in Philanthropic activities.
He is the founding President, Chairman and CEO of Canaan Foundation International, A California based 501C3 Organization that focuses on Disaster Relief and Educational Scholarship programs.
Benjie hails from Bangued, Abra Philippines and has a degree in Physical therapy and has served several Skilled Nursing Facilities as Director of Rehab, He holds licenses as a Realtor, Mortgage Loan Officer and Life Insurance Professional.
One of the programs of Canaan Foundation International is The Ophir Heritage Awards which seeks to recognize exemplary deeds of Valor, Heroism, Success stories and achievements of Filipino Americans around the world. It aims to inspire the younger generations, and reconnect Filipino Americans abroad to their roots and culture while promoting Philippine tourism and economy.
Benjie dreams to Make a difference in the world by promoting The Filipino ingenuity, talents, culture, and entrepreneurship and impact the Fil-Am community in a positive way while celebrating the Filipino traits and cultures while strengthening families and the youth thru various non-profit and missionary endeavors.
When not actively selling Solar renewable energy, homes, doing loans, or Financial Services. Benjie can be found doing meaningful outreach activities thru his talent in singing and entertaining retirees in Nursing homes with His guitar often impersonating Elvis Presley.
He is also a Servant leader in the Missionary Families of Christ ministry as a Household Servant in helping married couples build a successful marriage with a winning mindset. Benjie has a Love in Singing and enjoys performing at Church events/fund raising and brings the positive effect of his passion to other’s lives. While real estate is in his blood, his greatest joy comes from His family as a husband to Racquel and a father to His three beautiful Princesses: Emma MaiMai and Bambam.