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everyone annual report FY2015-2016


years of service

letter from our CEO

Right now, over 400 Tucson families are living and making memories in homes built in partnership with supporters like you. That’s 400 families who are building better lives, contributing to our economy and are active members of our community — in 400 homes that are safe and stable. It’s 400 dreams that you helped turn into realities. In 2015, you helped built that 400th home — an incredible way to end our 35th year of building homes and hope in Southern Arizona.


As I look back on our 35-year legacy in this community, I think of all of the families who were touched by your generosity and support of the community. I think of the children who have known a safe place to call home. I also think about the hands and hearts that have worked tirelessly to build a better world by giving of their time and talents. I think of my mother, Connie. Connie began volunteering with Habitat in 2000. She later brought our family to build alongside families who were completing their sweat equity. The rest is history. We were moved by the passion of the volunteers — like my mother — who worked relentlessly to build homes and hope. We were touched by the families’ determination and efforts to build a future for their children. That determination gave me the motivation to keep building.


It’s the same motivation that continues to drive our volunteers and donors too. We have a long history of working with families to build dreams. We share memories of children running through the halls of their new homes. We continue to think of the smiles of individuals as they turn the key to their futures. It is so crucial to our mission to remember how far we’ve come and to continue that drive forward. As we look back on the past 35 years, let’s remember why we do what we do. Because everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something today to help make that possible for another family. Thank you for investing in your community by supporting home building and repair efforts in your neighborhoods.

Every home. Every family Every nail. Every hammer. Everyone can make a difference. I’m so excited to see what we can build together in the future. In partnership,

T. VanHook, CEO Habitat for Humanity Tucson

everyone deserves a decent place to live and everyone can do something today to make that possible for another family.

at a glance

impact FY2015-2016


individuals in Tucson benefited from the kindness of Habitat Tucson supporters, volunteers — and you.


families, including 37 children, moved into new, safe and stable homes.


home repair projects improved the quality of life for 195 seniors, veterans, families and individuals.


volunteers helped build and repair homes in and around the Tucson community.


hours were donated to support Habitat Tucson’s mission to build a more just and compassionate world.


sweat equity hours were completed by homebuyers.


individual donors supported home building and repair efforts in our community.

$1.2 million

of new and used furniture, appliances and home goods were donated to the HabiStore.

For 35 years, volunteers and donors like you have partnered with Habitat Tucson to work to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. *Pictured: Completed Habitat Tucson homes in the Copper Vista II neighborhood.

Revolving Fund

Donations enter into the revolving fund cycle as Habitat Tucson builds and sells homes. Our homebuyers make mortgage payments that continue to fund the construction of new, safe and affordable homes. For our complete financials, visit us online at www.HabitatTucson.org




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Homeownership is a first step toward lifelong security. It opens doors to opportunities that include financial stability, better health and higher education. Habitat homeowners take a huge step toward self-reliance when they turn the keys to their new, safe and affordable home. And in this home, Habitat Tucson homeowners John and Gaby watched their baby girl take her first steps.

...first steps.


Habitat Tucson was founded in 1980 and was the first of the Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build west of the Mississippi. The next year, we broke ground on our very first home, which was dedicated to the first Habitat Tucson family in 1982.

By 1990, Habitat Tucson had completed and sold 26 homes. The same year, our affiliate began global tithe efforts to help build homes in Haiti. Those efforts continue today, as we help 23 international families every year in countries like Mexico, Bangladesh and more.

Just a few years later, Habitat Tucson completed and dedicated our 100th home in 1997. It took just six more years to complete another 100 homes by 2003. The 300th Habitat Tucson home was completed and dedicated in 2009.

On September 11, 2002, Habitat Tucson hosted our first Building Freedom Day in remembrance of the lives lost in the events of 9/11/01. Habitat volunteers and partners continue to honor this day by building homes together.

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In 2005, Habitat Tucson hosted the first ever Rainbow Build — a home built in partnership with the LGBT community. Now, these projects take place across the country and raise awareness for the need for shelter as it relates to social justice issues.

The Habitat for Humanity Tucson HabiStore opened in 2006. In February 2016, the store underwent a massive remodel to expand its capacity to further support Habitat Tucson’s mission through the sale of donated new and used home goods.

In 2012, Habitat Tucson expanded our community resources by launching the A Brush With Kindness program, which helps homeowners complete minor exterior home repairs. In January 2016, Habitat completed the 100th ABWK project with the help of community volunteers.

This year, we raised the walls of our 400th home in Tucson! It was dedicated to the Paz Family in June of 2016. We are extraordinarily grateful for the support of the community of volunteers and donors who continue to build alongside hardworking families.

gth, stability, self-reliance and shelter.


400 homes... and counting.

every home

is a building block.

1982 After being selected into Habitat Tucson’s homeownership program, Elisa and Alfredo Paz quickly completed their required hours of sweat equity. But when they learned that they were soon to become the proud owners of Habitat Tucson’s 400th home, the duo made a commitment to continue to build the homes of their neighbors. The Paz family has now volunteered over 1,000 hours with Habitat Tucson — more than double their requirement for homeownership. The spirit of service runs deep through Habitat Tucosn’s legacy. More than three decades before the Paz Family received the keys to their own home, another Tucson family was receiving the keys to a very special home of their own — the first Habitat home in Tucson. The Diaz Family — Habitat Tucson’s first family — went on to help build eight more homes in partnership with their neighbors. It has been 15 years since the family paid off their mortgage, and they continue to speak on behalf of Habitat Tucson’s mission.


100 projects to improve our shared community.

With the help of the community — and you — Habitat Tucson has improved the lives of seniors, veterans, families and individuals in our shared community through home repair projects. In 2012, the introduction of the A Brush With Kindness program expanded these services by connecting volunteer groups with neighbors in need of minor exterior home repairs. Fast-forward three years — volunteers from Santa Cruz Lutheran Church repaired and repainted the exterior of an aging Tucson home. The project was the 100th of its kind and helped restore dignity to the home of 90-yearold Edward Roman, a veteran of the U.S. military. Habitat Tucson and supporters help build and repair homes in Marana, Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita and Amado.

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On April 15, 2015, Habitat Tucson said goodbye to a remarkable friend, Leland Yarbrough. Leland worked with fellow volunteers, staff members and homeowners to build the foundation of our work at Habitat Tucson. He is recognized as our first volunteer and staff leader, and founded our “regulars” — an extraordinary group of individuals who faithfully volunteer their time to Habitat Tucson’s mission. To honor his life and efforts to make Tucson a more compassionate and just community, Habitat Tucson is building a home in partnership with a hardworking, local family in Leland’s name. Every board, every nail, every part of this house will be a testament to the dedication and passion he brought to Habitat Tucson. On Friday, November 6, 2015, Leland’s family and Habitat Tucson volunteers raised the walls on the Leland Memorial House.

“The best feeling is working with the new homeowners, of course - building homes with them -

side by side.

They are so deserving of good things in their life.” For three generations, the Boice family has supported Habitat Tucson’s mission by giving of their time, talent and treasure. Since our founding, Mary Kelly helped establish our affiliate in Southern Arizona. Her daughter, Ann Boice (pictured right), followed in her footsteps and served on our Board of Directors for nine years and continues to give in support of Habitat programs. Ann has also enjoyed picking up a hammer and working alongside Habitat homebuyers. She is active in our all-woman construction program, Women Build. Today, we work alongside Bill Kelly, Mary Kelly’s grandson, and Henry Boice, Ann’s son, who leads a corporate partnership between Habitat Tucson and Northern Trust. “It just is always such a good feeling, working with Habitat,” Ann said. “They give people hope.”

a legacy of


“I appreciate the time and efforts of everyone who helped me build my home. Thank you.� Habitat Tucson Board of Directors 2015-16 Board President Past-President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Board Members Veronica Aguilar Christina Borboa Allyn Caywood Carmen Cueva Frederic Dardis Pat Diflo

The Rev. Canon John Kitagawa Steve Cooke Ellen Wheeler Terry Galligan Jerry Miron

Nancy Flores Bill Hard Kevin Henry Pat Hirschman Jan Hoffman Sam Jordan

Kevin Larson Juan Lopez Jo Riester Natalie Rivera Alyson Trinidad

400 families Since our founding in 1980, Habitat Tucson has helped more than

build a safe and decent place to live. These families now have the strength, stability and self-reliance needed to build better lives.

Since 1990, we’ve helped our neighbors across the globe gain access to adequate shelter. We’ve tithed over

Every year, the HabiStore, our retail outlet for new and used home goods, helps keep more than

to global build efforts. Each year, we help more than 23 families obtain adequate shelter in countries like Mexico, Bangladesh and more.

of usable materials from local landfills. The sale of donated, used furniture and appliances helps further Habitat Tucson’s mission in Southern Arizona.

$1 million

250 tons

People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place to call home.

What will you build?

thank you

donors Recognized here are businesses and organizations that have invested in the future of community through monetary and in-kind donations to Habitat for Humanity Tucson. Thank you for your support. We’d also like to acknowledge our sustaining donors as well as those who have pledged support of Habitat Tucson in their will. With your continued support, we are able to partner with even more families to build or improve a place to call home. Together, we are building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Businesses & Congregations 355th Fighter Wing - Davis Monthan

Community Church at SaddleBrooke

Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona


Community Foundation Of Collier County

Affinity Wealth Management

Connie Hillman Family Foundation

Amadeus Revenue Integrity Inc.


Amazon Smile Program

Desert Skies United Methodist Church

American Institute of Architects

Design Modulars Inc.

American Property Exchange, Inc.

Diamond Family Philanthropies

Arizona Land And Water Trust Inc.

Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona

Ascension Lutheran Church and School

DK Appraisals

Ashland Group, Milllenium LLC

Dorothy Harmsen and Bill Harmsen, Sr. Charitable Foundation

Bank of America

Dow Chemical Company

Bank of the West


Bank of Tucson

Earth Economics


Eaton Charitable Fund

BBVA Compass

Eddy Foundation

Benevity Community Impact Fund


Ben’s Bells

Elizabeth Read Taylor Foundation

Brodsky School of Real Estate

Eugene C. and Wiletta F. Denton Family Foundation

Buffalo Wild Wings

Forte Research Systems

C & D Garage Doors

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation

C.E. & B.G. Lamb Foundation

Fry’s Food Stores

Casas Adobes Congregational Church


Catalina Rotary Foundation

Goldsmith Real Estate

Caterpillar, Inc.

Google Advertising

CDG Architects, Ltd.

GracePointe Lutheran Church

Central Indiana Community Foundation

Greater Green Valley Community Foundation Inc.

Chili’s Grill and Bar

Habitat for Humanity International

City of Tucson

Hamstra Heating & Cooling Inc.

CNA Charitable Contributions

Hand-N-Hand Designs

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Hodesh Properties

Coffee Times

Hunter Douglas Blinds


Russo Russo and Slania

Truly Nolen Exterminating Inc

iHeart Media

Saguaro Christian Church

Tucson Electric Power

Interior Expressions

Sanctuary United Methodist Church

Tucson Medical Center

Jade Tree Foundation


Tucson REALTORS Charitable Foundation

Jasam Foundation

Santa Cruz Lutheran Church

U.S. Bank Foundation

Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

Schneider Electric

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

John & Helen Murphey Foundation

Shirley’s Plan Service, Inc.

United Way - Valley of the Sun

Kautz Family Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

United Way Of King County

Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC

Sky Island Alliance

United Way of Tucson & Southern AZ


Slutes Sakrison and Rogers, PC

Valspar Corporation

LeCroy & Milligan Assoc., Inc.

Soaring Heights/Lend Lease

Vantage West Credit Union

Leidos Inc.

Southern Arizona Foundation Inc.

VFW Auxilliary Post 6271

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Southern Arizona Land Trust

W.E. O’Neil Construction Company Inc.

Long Realty Cares Foundation

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Walmart Foundation

Long Realty Company

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Washington Federal

Lord of Grace Lutheran Church

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Wells Fargo


St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church

Whirlpool Corporation

Margaret Mellon Hitchcock Foundation

St. Pius X Catholic Church

William S. Anheuser Foundation

Mark & Mary Ellen Stinski Foundation

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

YouthBridge Community Foundation

McCortney Foundation

Stewart Title & Trust of Tucson

Mesa Fully Formed

Sunstreet Mortgage

MGD Investments & Consul

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch

Mintec Inc.

TCI Wealth Advisors

Monger and Monger, PC

Telecom Pioneers

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

The Evo and Ora DeConcini and Thu Family Foundation

Mulcahy Foundation

The Gordon Foundation

Network For Good

The Harry and Marjorie Stewart Foundation

Northern Trust Bank

The Home Depot

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

The Loft Cinema

Palomino Management

The Sundt Foundation

Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation

The Yoga Connection

Procter & Gamble

Thrivent Financial

R & D Adventures

Top Dog, Inc

Radiology, Ltd.

Total Transit Foundation

Rotaract Club of Tucson

Trader Joe’s

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi

Trees for Tucson

* We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If we have made an error, please accept our apology and let us know.

thank you


HabiStore Corporate Donors Abounding Grace Lutheran Church

Cornerstone Behavioral Health

Absolute Window Fashions



Country Club of LaCholla

Academy of Math and Science

Cox Electric

Ace Hardware

Cube Smart

Affinity Wealth Management

Dales Doors N Windows

All Wood Cabinetry

Davis Monthan Air Force Base

Andrew Lauren Interiors

Digital Dimensions

Arizona Commercial Lighting

Dunn-Edwards Paints

The sale of these donated goods like furniture, appliances and home improvement supplies helps further the mission of Habitat Tucson in your community.

Arizona Designs Kitchen and Baths

El Tigre

Arizona Endovascular Center

Enick Pro Painting

Arizona Trucking & Materials

Eren Design & Remodeling Company

Art Institute of Tucson


Ascension Lutheran Church and School

Film Creations

With your continued support, we are able to partner with even more families to build or improve a place to call home.

Bank of Tucson

Floor & Decor Outlets of America

Benjamin Supply

Flooring Systems of Arizona

Bill Burger General Contractor

Fort Lowell Realtors

Bogutz & Gordon PC

Four Star Advertising

Braun, PC

Gallery Kitchen & Bath

Brett’s Kitchen and Bath

Gallo Automotive

Broadway Podiatry

General Growth Properties

Budget Blinds

Girls Estate Sales

Camino Seco Village Apartments

Gladen Farms Dental Specialists

Campus Christian Center U of A

GMT Stoneworks

Canyon Cabinetry & Design

Goebal Interiors

Canyon Ranch

Green Valley True Value

Carol Alleman

Haggen Food & Pharmacy

Cascades Retirement Properties

Hampton Inn Tucson Airport

Catalina Canyon Apartment Homes

Home Depot Warehouse

Children’s Museum of Tucson

Home Style Galleries

Closet Trends

Horizon Spa & Pool Parts Inc

Complete Flooring

Interior Expressions

Recognized here are businesses and organizations that have invested in the future of community through donations of new and used home goods to the HabiStore.

Together, we are building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


RA Sushi

VAEE Industries

Junior League of Tucson, Inc.

Re-Bath of Tucson

Vane Minerals

Katie Rogers Law

Redi Carpet

Varsity Clubs of America

Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC

Rock One Property, LLC

Wells Fargo

Kidder Benefit Consultants

RPM Electric

White Stallion Ranch

Kittle Design

Russell Public Communication

Wildwind Realty

Knight Piesold

Scoggin Contracting

Woodland Palms Assisted Living

Krausch Architectural Windows & Doors

Score Physical Therapy

Wood’s Plumbing Enterprises

KRH Electrical

Small Planet Bakery

Law Office of Dennis Rosen

Sotheby’s International Realty

Linda Robinson Design Associates, LLC


Lloyd Construction Company Inc.

St. Philip’s Plaza

Lohse Family YMCA

Star Gaze Event Center

Long Realty

State Farm, David Tick Agency

Long Realty Office

Sunrise Senior Living

Mary L. Marsh

Teledata Interconnect

Mattamy Homes

The Caliber Group

McCaleb Construction

The Good Egg

Mega Trend Construction

The Haven of Tucson

Mr. Car Wash

The Holy Resurrection

National Bank of Arizona

The Lisa Frank Company

New Challenge Day Care

The Sausage Shop

Northern Trust Bank

The Scottish Rite

Northside Lighting

The Tanager Company LLC

Olive Garden, Oro Valley Marketplace

Tierra Antigua

Olive Garden, Tucson Mall

Tile With Style

Olive Garden, Tucson-Broadway

Treasure Shop of the Symphony

Olive Garden, Tucson-Irvington

TT Technical Institute

Orange Grove Family Practice

Tucson Futons

P3 Solar

Tucson International Airport

Palm Canyon Apartments

Tucson Mountain Park

Parker Hannifin

Tucson REALTORS Charitable Foundation

Pima County Sheriff’s Department

Tuesday Morning

Pima Lung and Sleep, PC

UBS Financial Services

Posada Del Rio Health Care Center

Udall Law Firm, LLP

* We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If we have made an error, please accept our apology and let us know.

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