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Singing the praises of unsung heroes: Tough economic climate fails to deter progress on two major HBF projects

Major remodels can be a dicey proposition. The Portland Home Builders Foundation finds itself committed to two ambitious remodeling projects in a construction climate not exactly conducive to charitable donations. The fact that these projects continue to move forward is a testament to the generosity, courage and commitment of their builder captains, contractors and suppliers. […]

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2009 Auction Video Snippets – “There’s No Place Like Home”

2009 Auction Opening snippets: Foundation Auction 09 Intro by the Wizard Foundation Programs & Upcoming Events: Workforce Development (Scholarships & Mentors), Shelter Development (HomeAid & Painting a Better Tomorrow) and Trap Shoot Fundraiser Foundation Auction 09 Scholarships Special Appeal Video – Cordero House: Cordero House Funny excerpt – Unleash the Flying Monkeys: Foundation Auction 09 […]

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Foundation awards Milgard Scholarships to high school students

On March 26, the Home Builders Foundation awarded $4,000 in scholarships to four Portland-area high school students, thus concluding the Foundation’s annual Gary E. Milgard High School Scholarship Competition.  To date, this brings the Foundation’s total level of giving toward educational scholarships to over $106,000. First place winner, Erin Grinich of McMinnville High School, received […]

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Foundation’s Mentoring Program “Pays it Forward”

For Building Industry Scholarship award recipients, mentorship opportunities with industry professionals provide some of the most successful methods of ensuring career exploration and “future thinking.” With this in mind, the Foundation created the Collective Student Mentoring Program in 2007. This program offers “collective” workplace mentoring for building industry students during the workday. The end goal […]

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