Building Industry Gives Big at Hearts in Housing Gala

The BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation held its 2018 Hearts in Housing Gala at the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America on April 21. In its third year, the Gala continued to grow with more than 550 attendees showing up to support the work of the Foundation. Attendees embraced the Derby theme and showed how much this industry cares about giving back to our communities.

More than $200,000 was raised for the foundation during the event. The silent auction had more than 115 items that were generously donated by community members. There were sports tickets, chef experiences, kitchen gadgets, golf packages and much more.

“It’s just an honor to work with our veterans. It’s an honor to build homes for people that need them.” -Andrew Hartmann, Lennar

2017 Build Partners and Award Recipients Honored by the Foundation

Three Hearts in Housing awards were given to companies and individuals who went above and beyond in their support of the Foundation. This year’s Hearts in Housing award recipients were:

• Tim Hassett of Felhaber Larson
• Lennar
• Lyman Companies

“To give back to the community is a huge thing,” said John Zirbes, Lyman Companies. “It makes us feel good about being in the industry.”

Five 2017 build partners were also recognized for their significant contributions
to projects in 2017.

• Ispiri, LLC
• Minnesota Design &
Construction, Inc.
• Contract Interiors, Inc.
• Minnesota Rusco, Inc.
• Lennar