NAHB Groups Raise $27,000 for BUILD-PAC at Midyear Meeting

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There’s nothing like power in numbers, especially when it comes to fundraising. During the Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Portland, Ore., three NAHB groups held fundraisers to benefit BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s bipartisan political arm that helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office.

The Young Professionals Committee raised more than $9,000; the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) more than $4,000 and the Professional Women in Building (PWB) more than $13,000.

“BUILD-PAC is one of the best tools we have to advocate for the homebuilding industry in Washington, D.C. It’s exciting to see these three groups stepping up and shinning a spotlight on the importance of investing in BUILD-PAC,” said BUILD-PAC Chair Alicia Huey. “Their recent fundraising efforts will help us elect a pro-housing Congress on Nov. 6.”

Dozens of patrons mingle in a bar.

Young building professionals mingle in Portland. Photo courtesy of Dennis O’Neil.

The Young Professionals Committee hosted an NAHB After Hours party at the Bridgeport Brewery in downtown Portland, and welcomed building professionals under the age of 45. Attendees were given the chance to win an Apple iWatch to benefit BUILD-PAC. Samsung generously sponsored the event and offered attendees a chance to win a flat screen TV.

Putting their selling skills to the test, NSMC members sold trunk organizers at their booth during the course of the meetings. This was NSMC’s first-ever BUILD-PAC fundraiser and members are excited to continue to raise the profile of BUILD-PAC in the future.

PWB members once again sold unique BUILD-PAC-branded luggage tags during PWB meetings and events. PWB Chair Judy Dinelle also challenged attendees to match her $100-on-the spot contribution during the PWB Board of Directors meeting.

These groups recognize the pivotal role that BUILD-PAC plays at both the national and local levels, and the importance of raising awareness about its work.

For more information on the NAHB Young Professionals Committee, contact Topher McLarty at 202-266-8246; for PWB, contact Sheronda Carr; and for NSMC, contact Joe McGaw.

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