Nearly $3.9 Million to Shelter-Related Charities
On Wed., Sept. 28 at Bellerive Country Club in Ladue, Mo., the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner program honoring the foundation’s greatest supporters. Since 1997, HBCF has donated nearly $3.9 million in donations, materials and labor to almost 90 local charities. Jim Brennan, President of McKelvey Homes and the HBCF Board, emceed the program. Representatives and beneficiary families from Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis and Rebuilding Together St. Louis also addressed attendees.
“Over the past 25 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, you invested over $245,000 and helped us as an organization construct over 425 affordable housing units and welcome home more than 450 families …. Your investment provided unmatchable good starts as well as a stronghold to a life well lived. Thank you all for your support, and congratulations on 25 years effecting real change in our shared community,” said Harper Zielonko, director of resource development for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
HBCF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs and the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri, a local trade association of nearly 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry.
Photo Above: (L to R): Current and founding HBCF Board Members Jim Brennan (McKelvey Homes), Pat Sullivan (Retired HBA Executive Director), Ken Stricker (Consort Homes), John Eilermann (McBride Homes), Harold Burkemper (1st Capitol Construction), 2022 HBA President Jeremy Roth (Elite Development Services/McBride Homes), John Fischer (Fischer & Frichtel Homes), Rick Sullivan (Strategic Advisors LLC), Lee Allen (Allen Roofing & Siding), Craig McPartlin (Con-Tech Carpentry LLC), David Griege (Paramount Bank) and Randy Mayer (Mayer Management).