Tuesday, October 29, 2024

3:00-4:00 p.m

H. Building Housing and Engagement through Partnerships

When Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community decided to build affordable housing in its hometown of Asheville, NC, it didn’t go it alone. Instead, Deerfield forged an innovative partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Together, the two organizations coordinated the construction of 10 safe, affordable, well-built homes that received global recognition for design excellence. This session will highlight Deerfield’s innovative collaboration, how that collaboration promoted volunteerism and intergenerational engagement, and how the partners plan to continue impacting the Asheville community. You’ll take home actionable strategies for replicating this successful program and exploring the advantages of intergenerational and interfaith collaboration.

  • Libby Bush, President and CEO, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Inc
  • Michelle Wooley, Director of Philanthropy, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Inc
  • Tim Kurtz, Resident & Charitable Foundation Board Member, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community Inc
  • Andy Barnett, CEO, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity