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2022 Volunteers of the Year

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Thank you to our dedicated 2022 Volunteers of the Year – Jack Bell, Chan O’Connor, and Keith Nonnenmacher!

Meet our remarkable 2022 Volunteers of the Year – Jack Bell, Chan O’Connor, and Keith Nonnenmacher, whose dedication has set a new standard of commitment at our ReStores. With their countless hours and unwavering enthusiasm, they’ve truly embodied the spirit of giving back. Their efforts in the ReStores have not only enriched our mission but also the lives of individuals in our community. We’re profoundly grateful for their tireless contributions, as they continue to inspire us all to make a positive impact.

2022 Legacy Church Partner of the Year

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Help us Honor Second Presbyterian Church, our 2022 Legacy Church Partner of the Year!

Embracing the true essence of partnership, Second Presbyterian Church shines as our 2022 Legacy Church Partner of the Year. For an impressive 27 years, their unwavering dedication has extended our mission, bringing lasting change to our community year after year. Their consistent support has exemplified the power of unity and compassion. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Second Presbyterian Church for their enduring commitment to building homes, communities & hope with us.

2022 Legacy Corporate Partner of the Year

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Join us in applauding dormakaba, our 2022 Legacy Corporate Partner of the Year!

A salute to dormakaba, our esteemed 2022 Legacy Corporate Partner of the Year, whose remarkable journey spans five years and an extraordinary investment of $400,000 into our mission. This partnership has truly embodied the spirit of empowerment. In a heartwarming moment captured in the video, our board member Justin Crotzer graciously accepts the award, symbolizing the unity of purpose that has driven this incredible collaboration.

2022 Build Partner of the Year

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Take a look at how we celebrate our 2022 Build Partner of the Year, Indy Roof Company!

Celebrating Indy Roof Company, our distinguished 2022 Build Partner of the Year, whose exceptional impact spans three years. Their commitment has truly resonated, notably marked by the incredible contribution of four roofs this year alone. As we watch their inspiring journey unfold in the video, we’re reminded of the positive change that can be achieved when like-minded organizations come together to build.

2023 Inaugural CEO Build

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In a powerful testament to collaboration and community spirit, we are thrilled to celebrate the success of our inaugural CEO Build. Led by our exceptional co-chairs, Kelli Lawrence, CEO at Onyx+East and our board member, and Justin Keppy, President of Residential & Light Commercial HVAC at our long-time partner company, Carrier, this event united 21 dynamic leaders. These leaders embraced the opportunity to contribute their time, expertise, and resources to our mission. Together, they represent a diverse range of industries and backgrounds, united by a shared vision of a thriving community.

The CEO Build surpassed its role as a mere construction event. Together, these committed leaders raised over $31,000 to fuel our mission of providing affordable housing solutions. Beyond the financial contributions, their engagement demonstrated the power of collaboration and shared vision.

The CEO Build unfolded across two build site days, both dedicated to the future home of the Holland family. Nails were driven, walls rose, and a true sense of camaraderie was shown throughout each day. In the two days, the participants completed wall framing on the exterior and interior walls of the home.

As the CEO Build comes to a close, we thank every participant and supporter who made this possible. Your involvement is an investment in our homebuyers and in our community!

Interested in participating next year?

This event is invitation only. If you’re interested in joining the experience, we invite you to reach out and learn more about this initiative and next year’s opportunities here.

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Meet Our 2023 New Board Members

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Please join us in welcoming them to the Greater Indy Habitat family!

We are pleased to announce our new 2023 board members! All will bring a wealth of knowledge to our organization, and their backgrounds will complement those of current board members and staff. We’re excited to see their diverse expertise shine through our mission. Their ability to bring about change allows us to consider them inspiring leaders who will further our efforts in the community. We are thrilled to have new members on board and are confident they will continue to bring local visibility to our organization. 

Ashley Scruggs

Elements Financial Federal Credit Union

“As a board member, I look forward to being a part of the incredible impact Habitat for Humanity makes in our community. Coming together for the shared purpose of partnering with homeowners is what makes Habitat for Humanity’s mission so powerful. 

Growing up, our family had the unique opportunity to own a home through Habitat for Humanity. The work we put in and the ownership and stability that this experience provided for us was critical to my foundation. I have always wanted to give back to an organization that had a direct impact on both my personal success and our broader community.”

Justin Crotzer


As a Habitat for Humanity board member, I am looking forward to taking my passion for the organization’s 5 values, getting more deeply engaged in the organization, and seeking opportunities to steer it toward sustainable growth alongside my board peers.  I stand to gain as an individual from this experience in how I lead in other organizations given the great mix of organizational talent among the board and management team alike. 

Calling upon my passion for the organization’s mission and purpose to drive operational excellence and substantial growth, 27 – 37 homes. 

Bringing a community of people together to build homes for those willing to make the sacrifice and commitment to be the change, changes lives for the better.  Focusing on providing a hand up not a handout drives accountability and generates integrity, two very important factors associated to value creation for individuals and organizations alike.”

Kelli Lawrence

Onyx + East

“I am looking forward to working with a talented and diverse team at Habitat and fellow board members in their mission to provide more home ownership opportunities to residents of Central Indiana.  The board and staff’s passion about the mission of Habitat are inspiring and I look forward to contributing my experience in development and construction to help further that mission.  

A quality and stable home is such a foundational piece to overall stability in life for all individuals, especially families and children.  To work with an organization driven to walk alongside those in our community in their journey to finding their stable home is an honor and privilege. “

Matthew Wright

Cisco Systems Inc

“As a board member of Habitat for Humanity, I look forward to being a part of the organization’s mission to provide affordable housing solutions to families in need and making a positive impact on the community. I am excited to work with fellow board members and volunteers to develop strategic initiatives that will help further Habitat’s goal of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through housing. Additionally, I look forward to being a part of the decision-making process that will shape the direction of the organization and ensure its long-term sustainability. On a personal note, my father, uncle, and both grandfathers were carpenters and volunteering with Habitat brings back fond memories from my youth swinging a hammer with those wonderful men.  

The Habitat for Humanity mission is important because it is rooted in the belief that every person deserves a decent place to live. By providing people with safe, affordable homes, the organization is working to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. This not only affects their health and well-being but also their ability to achieve their full potential. Habitat for Humanity is working to break the cycle of poverty and give families the foundation they need to build a better future.”

Anne Sharkey

First Internet Bank

“I am looking forward to working with the other board members to continue and expand the vision and mission of Habitat. 

I look forward to cultivating and deepening partnerships in order to bring affordable housing opportunities for families that will hopefully change their lives forever.  

Homeownership is a central component of the American Dream; it not only provides stability for families but strengthens the bonds of our communities. 

The scarcity of affordable housing is reaching a critical stage.  Habitat for Humanity offers a solution that serves our neighbors, while creating a path to long-term financial independence.”

35th Anniversary Panel Build

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Take a look at a unique panel build in commemoration of our 35th year in the Greater Indy area!

Our team, along with long-time Tiger and donors Frank and Pat Hartman, put on a spectacular event to recognize our 35th anniversary and to honor the Hartman’s 50th wedding anniversary. We were overwhelmed with support in raising the panels for our soon-to-be homeowner’s house.

While we consider ourselves experts in panel builds, never before have we shut down a neighborhood residential street to host one. We received so much support and new found excitement to volunteer in the fall. Thanks to this unique occasion, we were able to see the joy and camaraderie amongst all involved working together in our mission. We are grateful to celebrate our growth throughout the years and are excited to do more!