Tomorrow we are called upon to give back to others in need.
The work of the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of MBIA, focuses on the fundamental human need of SHELTER. HBCF builds and renovates shelter, providing vital construction services to many front-line nonprofits caring for the homeless, the disabled, victims of domestic violence, the infirm, and others in need. These vulnerable individuals and families need safe homes and places to rest, recuperate and heal. The caregivers who work in these facilities every day need our support too.
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Home Builders Care Foundation Honors Greenebaum Enterprises as its 2022 Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award Winner
Home Builders Care Foundation Honors Greenebaum Enterprises as its 2022 Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award Winner
Pikesville, MD (October 13, 2022) – Greenebaum Enterprises, a real estate company engaged in the development and acquisition of office, retail, residential and large-scale mixed-use properties, today announced that it has been named the 2022 Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award winner by the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF). The annual prestigious award recognizes lifetime achievement and philanthropy by industry members to the local community.
Greenebaum Enterprises will be honored at the Home Builders Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Charity event at the Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre on October 12, 2022. All proceeds from the event benefit the Home Builders Care Foundation’s program to shelter and support the homeless and others in crisis.
“Greenebaum Enterprises is honored to be recognized for its commitment to philanthropy and dedication to sharing our resources to give back to our local communities to help make a positive impact on families and underserved communities,” said Michael Greenebaum, president of Greenebaum Enterprises. “We are proud to carry on the philanthropic tradition set by my late father and company founder, Stewart Greenebaum, who was one of our industry’s most generous community leaders for many years.”
“The Home Builders Care Foundation is extremely grateful for Greenebaum Enterprises’ extraordinary generosity over the years, which includes the gift of land and extensive professional in-kind contributions that led to the creation of the Maryland Center for Housing, our industry’s home, in the award-winning Maple Lawn community of Howard County where Greenebaum is the master developer,” said Patti B. Kane, Foundation Director, Home Builders Care Foundation, Inc.
Michael Greenebaum, president of Greenebaum Enterprises, considers philanthropy essential to his company’s mission. The Greenebaum Family Foundation is focused on improving the human condition most notably in the fields of education and medicine. Michael is involved with many philanthropic and civic organizations. He is co-chair of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Board of Visitors, board member of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a member of the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute Advisory Board. Michael is a former Trustee of McDonogh School and generously donated $8 million toward the construction of the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Middle School.
Mark Bennett, Sr., vice president of land development and construction, has been with Greenebaum Enterprises for more than 30 years. Bennett is an active Life Director of the Maryland Building Industry Association and is a past-president of the Home Builders Care Foundation. He personally oversaw the planning and construction of the Maryland Center for Housing. He is also past president and lifetime member of the Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department.
Named after the Founder of the Home Builders Care program, the Robert L. Mitchell Founders Award is presented in recognition of a lifetime of leadership and commitment to community outreach and charitable efforts, particularly within the state of Maryland and through HBCF, its community service programs and charitable construction projects.
Chosen by the HBCF Board of Directors, recipients of this prestigious award are selected on the basis of dedication, service, participation and contributions – both in-kind and financial - that go above and beyond “normal” volunteer activity. The award recognizes lifetime achievement and philanthropy.
For more information on the 10th Annual Charity event, please visit: Lifetime Achievement Honors - HOME BUILDERS CARE FOUNDATION OF MARYLAND (hbcf.org).
About The Maryland Building Industry Association:
The Maryland Building Industry Association is a not-for-profit trade organization representing the interests of over 1,000 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including home builders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers in the Maryland Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's as well as Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore and Washington, DC. www.marylandbuilders.org.
About The Home Builders Care Foundation
Founded in 1984, HBCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official charity of MBIA, serving 85% of the state of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. It’s mission is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. The Foundation is an accredited organization with the Standards for Excellence Institute, a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance. Find out more at: www.hbcf.org
About Greenebaum Enterprises
Greenebaum Enterprises is a real estate company engaged in the development and acquisition of office, retail, residential and large-scale mixed-use properties. For information, visit: https://greenebaumenterprises.com.
Contact: Mitchell Schmale
Nevins & Associates
It’s National Volunteer Week!
Here's a link to good article written by Lois M. Collins in Deseret News about the current situation with volunteering in the US.
As stated, Nonprofits often live or die by having volunteers.
As also stated - there’s no lack of opportunity.
Get involved. According to a quote in the article “The most joyful people in the world are people who serve. We need that in America.”
#nonprofits #volunteering #nationalvolunteerweek
Will the Volunteers Come Back?
(Fulton, Maryland) – The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), recently installed its new executive leadership team for 2022 and elected two new directors.
Mr. Steve Rubin, the Project Development Executive for Harkins Builders, Inc., based in Columbia, MD and Charlotte NC, officially assumed leadership duties at the Board's first meeting in January. Prior to his election as President, Mr. Rubin has served on HBCF's board of directors for four years and on its executive committee for two years.
Mr. Rubin has been with Harkins for nearly 14 years. In his current role, he helps clients with their pre-construction challenges and opportunities and oversees and manages the business development activities in the company’s Multifamily and Commercial Divisions. Based in Columbia, Mr. Rubin’s territories include the company’s southeast region (Carolinas, Richmond, Hampton Roads areas) as well as their northeast region (suburban Philadelphia and surrounding metro).
Joining Mr. Rubin on HBCF's leadership team are
In addition to the new leadership team, two new board members were also elected. They are Mr. Lewis Birnbaum, Maryland Division President – Stanley Martin Homes, a Virginia based home builder and Ms. Kim LiPira, the Director of Business Development for The Martin Architectural Group, based in Philadelphia PA with offices in Baltimore.
These two new board members join the Foundation’s continuing members – Scott Armiger, Orchard Development; Tom Baum, LaTerra Homes; David Flanagan, Elm Street Development; Michael Karns, Tri Pointe Homes; David Lunden, Timberlake Design/Build; David O’Bryan, Charles P. Johnson & Associates; Jeremy Rutter, Rutter Project Management; and Daniel Ryan, DMR Development.
Founded in 1984, the Home Builders Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official charity of MBIA, serving 85% of the state of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. It’s mission is to give back by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. Find out more at: www.hbcf.org.
The MBIA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization and a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders. MBIA represents the interests of over 1000 member firms and more than 100,000 employees, including home builders, remodelers, developers and affiliate professional and service providers in the Maryland Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and St. Mary's as well as Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore and Washington, DC. Online at www.marylandbuilders.org.
MBIA's PWB Council Helped Collect Essentials for Baltimore's Most Vulnerable Young Families in cooperation with Home Builders Care & SHARE BABY in November.
ShareBaby operates a fully equipped 9,000-sq. ft. warehouse, reliably delivering over 200,000 diapers and other essentials per month to more than 15,000 children!
Most Wanted Mother and Baby Items included:
Diapering & Hygiene Supplies
* Diapers * Diaper Cream * Feminine Hygiene Products * Disposable Nursing Pads * Pull Ups * Toiletries for Mom & Baby *
Clothing + Cloth Items
* Baby Carriers * Bibs/Burp Cloths * Blankets/Receiving Blankets * Onesies * Sleep Sacks * Diaper Bags * Nursing Covers * Towels & Washcloths *
* Bottles * Formula * Breastmilk Containers * Medical Supply Items * Pacifiers *
In 2019, the Ulman House opened its doors to young people traveling to Baltimore to seek cancer treatment from some of the country’s best hospitals. During this original construction, the Home Builders Care Foundation was there to lend its assistance.
Now, after two years of operating the 9-unit home-away-from-home for cancer patients and their caregivers, the unfinished lower level of the building is being fully built-out and once again, HBCF is stepping up to play a key role in construction.
The expanded space will help keep vulnerable residents and caregivers safe and comfortable during their hospital visits. The improved space will include a multimedia room, a few small offices for remote work, and a larger conference room. The big open space will also have a mini-kitchen and a lounge area for residents and staff to spread safely out when needed. We are proud to continue our partnership with the Ulman Foundation and look forward to showing you photos of the completed space when complete!
Ten Nonprofits in Ten Jurisdictions Receive Vital Funding
(Fulton, Maryland) – The Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the official charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), has donated $100,000 to ten (10) hard-working nonprofits as part of its 2021 Covid Crisis Recovery Initiative to help local emergency aid programs.
The initiative targeted assistance to key local organizations, each serving a county, city or local jurisdiction within HBCF’s overall service area, that have been instrumental in providing intensified emergency services to Marylanders in need as a result of the pandemic.
“As our regular HBCF charitable construction projects have taken longer to get started due to covid disruptions, our board of directors made the decision to take immediate steps in the first part of 2021 to aid thousands of Marylanders in need. Over the past few months, our board has allocated resources to support emergency food and shelter programs, boost utility and rent relief funds, promote mental health services to low-income students and families, and also help ensure that vital case management services continue” stated HBCF Director Patti B. Kane. “Most of these nonprofits have received vital government funding to do their pandemic relief work, but most of that funding is tied to particular assistance programs. Our contributions provide flexible funding that can used in a variety of ways to support vulnerable households.”
The core mission of HBCF is to give back, by utilizing the skills and resources of building industry members, with a focus on shelter-related construction for the homeless and others at-risk. The efforts of the Home Builders Care program help community non-profits and local governments meet the challenges of caring for our neighbors in need.
“2020 has not been business as usual for our charitable construction program as the pandemic has postponed many of the projects in our pipeline.” commented HBCF President John M. DeZinno, a Senior Vice-President of Howard Bank. “Through our $100,000 Crisis Recovery Initiative, we sought to supplement our provision of transitional shelter by helping safeguard other essential services that are greatly needed during these challenging times. We are hopeful that our contributions will have an impact in each community we serve.”
The initiative helped reach thousands of Marylanders in need:
HBCF is pleased to announce that the following ten nonprofits recently received $10,000 contributions from our building industry charity:
Upon receiving a grant award, Jo Ann Mattson, the Executive Director of The Light House, stated “This support with go a long way toward ensuring that our most vulnerable neighbors have the food, shelter, case management and hope that they so desperately need...this help is now more important than ever as we continue to see an unprecedented increase in those seeking our services.”
Videos from all of our beneficiaries are posted on our YouTube page.
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