Our affiliate has been addressing housing needs in our community since 1990. We have built and/or renovated 121 homes, offered minimal home repairs, and provided home owner education classes in conjunction with many community partners, amazing volunteers (1,600 last year) and, of course, God’s grace. A strong board of directors is a major asset. As President of the Habitat Board of Directors from 2010 – 2014, Evan Ingebrigtson’s leadership has brought many bonuses to our affiliate. He has led with humor, intelligence, passion for the Habitat mission, and good common sense. He is a consensus builder and has the friendly and open respect of his peers on the Board. Through his efforts, Habitat has gained:
Lot acquisitions in many “new to Habitat” neighborhoods.
Linkage Through Evan’s connections he has brought regional build project opportunities to our community, creating enthusiasm, awareness, more volunteers, and media attention. In 2010 alone, a local “Blitz Build” project accomplished the construction of three homes in 9 days, with a nationwide group of volunteers who came to our community to build! In 2013, Evan was instrumental in securing a building with FHLB funding and volunteers.
Financial Growth The level of bank giving to Habitat, the number of banks participating with Habitat, and the range of financial services available to Habitat have increased under Evan’s leadership. Corporate giving is up by 35% in the last two years.
Vision Evan led the Board through its visioning process, which resulted in our 2014 $1.4 million capital campaign, Breaking New Ground, to expand our ReStore and warehouse and expand our capacity to build. We are excited to break ground on our existing campus on October 15!
Evan Ingebrigtson is a good person doing great things as a volunteer leader for Habitat for Humanity. He has “raised the bar” and brought our affiliate to a new level of community awareness. And, he and wife, Pat McGee, participated in a Jimmy Carter Build in Viet Nam in 2009.
Evan Ingebrigtson pictured with Mayor Mike Huether and volunteers at the FHLB Build, June 2013.