2024 Beyond the Build Breaks Records

This year’s Beyond the Build Luncheon was beyond successful, thanks to the 1,400 plus attendees who donated more than $2 Million to tackle the affordable housing crisis in our region. And thanks to our special guest Seahawks Legend, Bobby Wagner. Not only did Bobby charm and entertain the many fans in attendance but set the philanthropy bar high with his own outstanding giving record. 

Each dollar raised at the luncheon will go directly toward funding vital housing, creating tangible and lasting change in the lives of those we serve. Luncheon attendees learned firsthand from Habitat homeowners and home repairs recipients just how powerful a stable home can be. These include stories of how careers were made possible and educational goals were achieved, how improved living situations resulted in better health outcomes, and how families were made whole for generations.

Luminaries from the Habitat SKKC community shared the stage with Bobby as they were recognized for their outsized feats in support of our mission to provide affordable housing for everyone. 

Habitat’s Community Leader of the Year honoreeAmazon, was recognized for their commitment and support of affordable housing in our region. Mike O’Leary was recognized as our Volunteer of the Year, Linda Hoffner as our Resource Development Volunteer of the Year, LeChelle Lucas as our Advocacy Volunteer of the Year, Mikhail Popko Nikolayovich as our Repairs Volunteer of the Year, and Lorraine Yerger as our Manny Weiser Volunteer Service Award Recipient. 

This year’s Habitat SKKC Beyond the Build luncheon brought new committed donors and fresh energy to every element of our battle to assure that everyone has a safe place to live.  

Click here for event photos 

Click here to watch Habitat’s Community Impact video.

Beyond the Build Luncheon 2024

Thank you for your support at the 2024 Beyond the Build Luncheon!

We loved seeing everyone’s enthusiasm and hope you came away inspired by the shared stories from our Homeowner partners, and special guest and Seahawks Legend, Bobby Wagner.

This year, we welcomed more than 1,400 guests and, thanks to generous donors and partners, we were able to raise more than $2 million dollars to tackle the affordable housing crisis in our region. 

Each dollar raised at the luncheon will go directly towards funding vital housing projects, creating tangible and lasting change in the lives of those we serve. Your generosity is a beacon of hope for families facing housing insecurity, offering them the stability and opportunity they deserve.

Special Recognition 

  • Habitat’s Community Leader of the Year honoreeAmazon, was recognized for their commitment and support of affordable housing in our region.

Volunteer of the Year: Mike O’Leary

Resource Development Volunteer of the Year: Linda Hoffner 

Advocacy Volunteer of the Year: LeChelle Lucas 

Manny Weiser Volunteer Service Award: Lorraine Yerger 

Repairs Volunteer of the Year: Mikhail Popko Nikolayovich 

We thank you again for your support and look forward to see you next year at the 2025 Beyond the Build Luncheon.

Thank YOU for making the2023 Beyond the Build Luncheon a BIG success!

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King and Kittitas Counties welcomed over 750 guests last week at the 2023 Beyond the Build luncheon! And because of our generous donors, we were able to earn the entire Challenge Match, made by our wonderful partners, and raised more than $1.7 million, and counting to combat our region’s affordable housing crisis.

Thank you to those who were able to gather and join us at the new Seattle Convention Center. We loved seeing everyone’s enthusiasm and hope you came away inspired by the shared stories from our Homeowner partners, guest speakers, and Majora Carter the award-winning author of Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One.

Habitat’s Community Leader of the YearThe Seattle Office of Housing, was recognized for their commitment and long-standing support. And Gary Fallon was acknowledged as Habitat’s Volunteer of the Year for his service to our projects.  

We hope everyone who attended the event enjoyed the experience.

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas County and all the Habitat Partner Families in our community, thank you for your support!

Check our our event photos here! 

Watch the Community Impact video 

and the Volunteer of the Year video!

Want to get more involved? Sign up to be a volunteer, become an advocate for affordable housing, or shop/donate to one of our Habitat Stores

BIG thanks again to all who made Beyond the Build 2023 a success!  

Habitat for Humanity’s Beyond the Build Luncheon: Celebrating a Look Ahead and Honoring Supporters

We are just a few days away from this year’s Beyond Build Luncheon, which was recently featured on KIRO 7 (click the link). This special occasion serves as a celebration of our achievements, a reflection on the past, and an opportunity to honor and express gratitude to our dedicated supporters. Join us as we gather to commemorate our shared commitment to affordable housing and look ahead to the future of our mission.

Be sure to watch the KIRO 7 clip, which includes an interview with keynote speaker Majora Carter.

Looking Back on Our Journey: The Beyond Build Luncheon allows us to pause and reflect on the incredible journey we have undertaken. Together with our passionate volunteers, generous donors, and resilient homeowners, we have made a significant impact on the communities we serve. This event is a moment to acknowledge the progress we have made in creating affordable housing opportunities and transforming lives.

Honoring Our Supporters: One of the highlights of the Beyond Build Luncheon, as mentioned by KIRO 7, is the opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to our supporters. Their unwavering dedication and invaluable contributions have been instrumental in driving our mission forward. From individuals to corporate partners, volunteers, and community organizations, we will take this moment to recognize their commitment to our cause.

A Look Ahead: The Beyond Build Luncheon is not just about celebrating our accomplishments; it also serves as a platform to share our vision for the future. We will discuss our strategic plans, innovative programs, and upcoming projects aimed at further expanding affordable housing opportunities in our region. Together, we can make a difference and create lasting change in the lives of families in need.

Community Impact and Engagement: Throughout the event, featured on KIRO 7, we will showcase inspiring stories of the families we have helped and the transformative power of affordable homeownership. Our speakers will share their personal experiences, shedding light on the profound impact that safe, decent, and affordable housing has on individuals, families, and entire communities.

Join Us at the Beyond Build Luncheon: We invite you to join us at the Beyond Build Luncheon on Thursday (more details in the link). It is an incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, engage in meaningful conversations, and be part of a movement that is shaping the future of affordable housing. Your presence and support, alongside KIRO 7, will play a vital role in furthering our mission and making homeownership dreams a reality for deserving families.

As we gather at the Beyond Build Luncheon, we celebrate the milestones we have achieved and express our gratitude to the supporters who have helped us along the way. Together, we can continue to build a brighter future and provide hope and stability to those in need. Join us at this remarkable event, and let’s create lasting change one home at a time.

Click the link for more information.

Table Captains

2024 Beyond the Build Luncheon – Table Captains 

Thank you for you interest in serving as a Table Captain for our Annual Habitat Benefit Luncheon. We appreciate your ongoing support and are here to help you fulfill your table captain duties and have a great experience.

What Does a Table Captain Do?

Invite: Each table captain hosts a table (or tables) of 10 guests – friends, family, colleagues and business partners, etc. – anyone who wants to support access to affordable housing in our community. For outreach, please use our promotional toolkit below.

Stay Connected: We all need reminders from time to time – Habitat SKC can help! Direct your guests to our social media pages for event updates and we’ll send them a reminder email before the big day.

Host: At the luncheon, arrive a little early to tour our Showcase Room and answer any questions your guests may have. During the program, sit back and be inspired to make an impact with them!

The Next Step: Encourage your guests to get more involved – invite them to a future dedication or groundbreaking, volunteer, or sign up for advocacy alerts.

The Impact of a Table

Every individual who attends plays a vital role in the success of the luncheon and Habitat SKC’s plan to reach 1,000 total housing solutions by 2025.

10 guests per table x $300 (suggested donation) = $3,000 in support for build projects, critical repairs, and Aging in Place assistance.

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