Hearts in Housing Gala breaks records

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Guests at the 2019 Hearts in Housing Gala, held at the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America on April 27, donned masquerade-inspired style while raising funds to help support the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation.

The evening of camaraderie and generosity included a silent auction, live auction and fund-a-need. Over 400 builders, remodelers, trade partners and supporters raised a record-breaking $225,000 to support the nonprofit’s mission of providing safe, durable, affordable housing for Minnesota’s homeless, veterans and others in need.

“It was a great night,” said Jim Myers, attendee and owner of Twin Cities Closet Co. “I think it’s good anytime we can help our fellow Minnesotans, especially veterans.”


2018 Award Recipients and Build Partners Honored Two Hearts in Housing awards were given to individuals who went above and beyond in their support of the Foundation. This year’s Hearts in Housing award recipients were:

• Mac McGaffey of Homes by Tradition, LLC

• Bob Bennett

Five build partners were recognized for their significant contributions to projects in 2018. These companies stepped forward to serve as the general contractor on building projects:

• Crystal Kitchen Center, Inc.

• Homes by Tradition, LLC

• Lennar

• Soderberg Apartment Specialists

• The Kingdom Builders