Builder J. Ronald Terwilliger is giving $100 million of his personal money to Habitat for Humanity.
builder J. Ronald Terwilliger is giving $100 million of his personal
money to Habitat for Humanity International.
The gift represents the largest contribution by an individual
in Habitat for Humanity’s history. The group estimates it will help 60,000
families improve their living conditions.
“We are humbled by and grateful for the unprecedented
commitment Ron is making to Habitat for Humanity. It’s a solid demonstration of
the passion he has for our mission and for decent, affordable housing
throughout the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity.
“Thanks to his generous spirit, tens of thousands of families will enjoy
greater access to simple, decent, affordable shelter worldwide. Habitat
for Humanity is truly honored to be entrusted with this gift and will
faithfully help Ron put into action the commitment he has to adequate housing
and to low-income families.”
Terwilliger is chairman of Trammell Crow Residential, one of
the nation’s largest multifamily housing developers. He also sits as chairman
of Habitat’s board of directors.
“In my professional life, I’ve seen housing strengthen
health, education, families, communities and economies,” Terwilliger
said. “With this legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity, I want to help
ensure a leveraged, sustained impact beyond my lifetime and inspire others to
make the commitment to support affordable housing. There are more than 1.6
billion people around the world who live in poverty housing and they need our
Developer makes $100 million personal donation to Habitat group
May 18, 2009