Tag Archives: Habitat For Humanity International

Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Memphis, TN. In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter’s bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country […]

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Memphis Hosts Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project

Atlanta, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016.   […]

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Jonathan Reckford, C.E.O., Leads Habitat for Humanity

New York, N.Y. I met Jonathan T.M. Reckford this fall when Habitat for Humanity International (LINK) invited several foundations, including the Ford Foundation and our own foundation to meet with him and hear about Habitat’s good works around the workd – and get involved. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter (right) and Habitat for Humanity International […]

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Dwayne Spencer Heads Habitat for Humanity in Memphis

Memphis, TN. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ President and C.E.O. Dwayne Spencer has worked in nonprofit management for 22 years and has led Memphis Habitat for 14 years. He has guided the agency through a period of significant growth and change while maintaining and improving organizational practices, polices and strategies, which have effectively contributed […]

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Habitat for Humanity International Appoints Tjada D’Oyen McKenna

Atlanta, GA. Habitat for Humanity International is pleased to welcome Tjada D’Oyen McKenna as the global housing ministry’s chief operating officer. McKenna will begin her new role with the organization Nov. 2. Tjada D’Oyen McKenna joins Habitat for Humanity International as C.O.O. McKenna was most recently the deputy coordinator of development for Feed the Future, […]

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Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby. Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor. At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe you have […]

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