Home Builders Foundation Gala Draws Record Crowd, Grosses $227,000

Silver and Crystal Gala draws record crowd at the Nines Hotel

Single donation of $25,000 exemplifies the generosity of the home building industry

April 4, 2014 (Portland) – Over 400 guests showed up for an exciting evening of bidding at the luxurious Nines Hotel on April 4 to support the Home Builders Foundation. The Portland area nonprofit, whose mission is to provide safe, dignified housing for those experiencing homelessness, was shocked by the amount of support shown by guests at this year’s Silver & Crystal Gala.

The event is expected to gross over $227,000.

www.ykvision.com“We had an outstanding amount of support this year across the board.” explains Ken Cowdery, Executive Director of the Home Builders Foundation. “We are continually amazed by the high level of giving from our guests year after year.”

One example of this support was an unexpected donation from one of the home building industry’s most recognizable supporters, retired CEO of Oregon Title, Pat Ritz. Ritz generously offered a $25,000 paddle raise match for those in attendance who raised their paddles at the $1,000 level during the event. The match was made quickly, with bidders eager to support the Home Builders Foundation.

www.ykvision.comMayor Charlie Hales gave his remarks at the event, and thanked the attendees for supporting the Home Builders Foundation. Dr. Derenda Schubert, Executive Director of Bridge Meadows, who will be partnering with the HBF and Renaissance Homes to build a new facility for at-risk youth exiting the foster care system, thanked both the Home Builders Foundation and attendees for their support for these important projects.

The Home Builders Foundation would like to thank its sponsors for their generosity: Milgard Windows & Doors, Directors Mortgage, Standard TV & Appliance, Cobalt Mortgage, HomeStreet Bank, Sussman Shank LLP, NW Natural, Union Bank, and Garrison Hullinger Interior Design.

About the Home Builders Foundation
The Home Builders Foundation, established in 1997, is the charity of choice for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. Its mission is to build transitional shelter for families in need and provide construction related educational opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in the home building industry. Visit hbapdx.org/buildhopepdx-temp for more information.

About Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland is the leading voice for the residential building industry, representing more than 1,000 builders, remodelers and industry professionals. Since 1942, HBA has worked on behalf of the industry to promote diverse, affordable housing options to area residents.