The 25th Building Hope Gala and Auction presented by California Closets will be led by Honorary Chair Chip Wallace, the Vice President and part-owner of Standard TV & Appliance. Chip tells us he was honored when 2021 Honorary Chair Gordon Root asked him to spearhead Home Builders Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. “I agreed because it is an exceptional cause to help people in their time of need… Everyone needs a home. “
Chip’s involvement with HBF is fairly new, but there is a long legacy of support for HBF and Home Builders Association from Standard TV & Appliance. Wallace became one of three owners of Standard TV & Appliance in 2019, joining advertising veteran Barbara Bradshaw and former Standard Sales Director Jeff Jarvis, who is now Standard TV & Appliance’s President. Founded by Clement and Hazel Gander as Standard Refrigeration in 1947, their son Bill Gander ran the company from 1972 until it was sold.
Chip is an Oregon native, and is also the owner of Capital Credit & Collection Service. He worked in the credit and collection field for over 30 years, interacting with hundreds of Oregon businesses, as well as local, state, and federal government officials. A graduate of Beaverton’s Sunset High, Chip graduated from the University of Oregon in 1988 with a degree in Political Science and Economics. He and Tammy, his wife of 32 years, raised two daughters Alexis and Bridgette Wallace.
Chip brings high energy and a wide range of interests to his new role. He was a Golden Glove Boxer for four years out of college. He competed in Scottish Highland games for 16 years, winning many Caber Championships, and held Hammer records, ranking 4th in the country. Chip reveals he even competed in Scotland, beating the Scottish national Champion in the Caber and Hammer. He’s also competed in world Strongman competitions. Wallace’s more low-key exercise is golf.
Bringing Big Gala Energy
Chip is an avid traveler, and tells us he purchased a package to his favorite place, Tuscany, during our 2021 HBF Gala. Chip’s favorite travel destinations include France, Italy, Spain, Scotland, and England. We hope you’ll join Chip in raising your paddle high at this year’s Building Hope Gala & Auction.
Chip looks forward to touring some of our projects to inspire him for his important position, which raises money to improve and build shelter for houseless Oregonians. He has the honor of leading our milestone 25th Anniversary Building Hope Gala & Auction. We are positive our guests at Tumwater Vineyards on June 11 are in for a treat. Here are his goals for the event; “Well, a great time, to raise more money than ever before, and change people lives for the better!”