Endowment Receives NAHB Student Chapters Award
The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, received the NAHB Student Chapters Distinguished Service Award for its continuous support of the NAHB Student Chapters program during ceremonies at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla. earlier this year.
The endowment’s “commitment to our industry, the NAHB Student Chapters and the next generation of builders and industry professionals is inspiring,” said Bill Paul, chairman of the Home Builders Institute (HBI) which oversees the Student Chapters program.
Paul cited the endowment’s student scholarships, its matching funds program to bring students to IBS and its efforts to bring more residential construction into the classroom.
The award was presented at the NAHB Student Chapters Awards Ceremony for winners of the Student Residential Construction Competitions.
Ken Klein, endowment trustee and president of Kleinco Residential in Tulsa, Okla., accepted the award on behalf of the endowment.
The award is presented annually to an organization or person that has gone above and beyond to support the NAHB Student Chapters program. Past recipients have included Pulte Homes, Centex Homes, NAHB Past President, Bobby Rayburn, endowment honorary trustee Lee Evans and endowment trustee and 1993 NAHB President Roger Glunt.
Endowment Scholarship Programs
The endowment administers 12 scholarships and awards more than $300,000 each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields.
For more information, visit the endowment Web site at www.nationalhousingendowment.org.