News » New President and Board of Directors Announced for the Calgary Home Builders Foundation

Bill McFarlane assumes the role of Past President of the Calgary Home Builders Foundation and will be succeeded by former 1st Vice President P. Lamont (Monte) Kendall, Vice President of Finance with Homes by Avi. Taking on the role of 1st Vice President, from his former role as Foundation Secretary, will be Jim Smith, Senior Vice President of Operations at Shane Homes.

Joining the Foundation board for the first time, in the role of Secretary, will be Anne Crossley, Vice President of Crossley Custom Homes. Randy Kraft, Audit Partner at KPMG continues in his role as Foundation Treasurer.

Donna Moore, Executive Officer of the Calgary Region Home Builders Association, also continues her role as Managing Director of the Foundation. Since its founding in 1986, The Calgary Home Builders Foundation has worked diligently in the community to provide shelter for those in need. Successful past projects include the Children’s Cottage, the renovation of a cottage for high needs children at the William Roper Hull Centre; and the Safe Haven Project in Bridgeland which provides a safe home for runaway adolescent girls. Perhaps the best known contribution of the Foundation to date is the Bob Ward Residence. This 61 unit facility, built in partnership with The Calgary Homeless Foundation and Horizon Housing, opened in October 2003 to provide much needed housing for individuals with mental illness, brain injuries and other special needs.

The Calgary Home Builders Foundation adds to their legacy of providing safe and supportive housing by joining the Bob Ward project partners for their newest project, The Inglewood Residence. The Foundation has committed $1 million in cash along with further donations of materials and services. The Foundation will also oversee the construction of the 114 unit facility.

For more information: Amie Blanchette, Director of Communications, CRHBA (403) 730-4255