On Wednesday, January 31st Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento hosted the 24th Annual Hammy Awards at The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred. Joined by County Supervisor Phil Serna and County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy, the 350 person dinner and awards banquet honored and celebrated the donors, sponsors, trade partners, volunteers, ReStore supporters, and partner families who helped make the work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento possible in 2017.
The ceremony included updates from the past year and Hammy awards from the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento Communications, Homeowner Services, Construction, ReStore, and Development Departments to partners whose exemplary support helped Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento build 6 new homes for Habitat families and repair 5 homes – including 3 for local Veterans.
During the event, Board Chair Susan Sheridan also announced Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s newly named Chief Executive Officer, Leah Miller. Leah, previously the Development Director and Interim CEO, is a longtime employee and supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento and helped spearhead Habitat’s pilot Build for Unity Project which has now gone nationwide.
Newly named Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento CEO, Leah Miller opens up the 24th Annual Hammy Awards.
Risa Omega accepted the Hammy award for ABC10, one of the evening’s honorees for their series of Habitat stories such as this one as part of their “2017 Make a Difference Day”.
Hammy Award Winners
Communications: Michael Dunlavey and Bill Santos, ViaMedia, and ABC10
Homeowner Services: F&M Bank. ATS Communications, Owens Corning, Gudgel Yancey Roofing, SMUD, Health Net Federal Services, and River City Bank.
Construction: Alan Buckpitt, Mike Pavaeo, Jean Smith, Mark Spaulding, and Gary Young.
ReStore: Lumens Anex, Dominic Loeefler, Tomi Ojo, The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Intel, ReadyMax, HD Supply, and Costco.
Development: Anne Gambino, Catherine Ball (Legacy Gift), Downey Brand, Porter Scott, Wilke Fleury, XOSO, Apple, Bank of America, Chase, DPR Construction, Franklin Templeton, Intel, SMUD, Thomas P. Raley Foundation, United Surgical Partners, US Bank, Wells Fargo, VSP, Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps YouthBuild, PG&E, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and The Table UMC.
The largest award of the evening, the Cornerstone Award, an award typically reserved for one individual or organization who has made a substantial contribution that will be felt for years to come, was presented to substantial partners of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s interfaith Build for Unity project which was completed in the summer of 2017 and has now spread nationwide.
Build for Unity Honorees:
Advantage Building Products, Advent Lutheran Group, Anonymous Donor, Masjid Al-Fatimah, Ayad Al-Qazzaz, Metwalli Amer, Naveed Anwar, Ar-Razzaq Food Bank, Masjid As-Sabur, Buddhist Church of Sacramento, Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Robert Shane Clark, Comprehensive Medical Inc. , Congregation B’Nai Israel, Cosvio, Divine Savior Catholic Church, Michael Doyle, Episcopal Diocese of California, Faith Episcopal Church, First Christian Church, Fremont Presbyterian Church Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple West Sacramento,In Memory of Edward Tiedemann, Islamic Center of Davis, Islamic Society of Placer County, Fawzia and Ashraf Keval, Akram and Shazia Keval, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Columbus Council, 7241 Knights of Columbus Fair Oaks 6066, Kutchi Cultural Association, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Moe Mohanna , Muslim Community of Elk Grove, Muslim Community of Folsom, Muslim Mosque Association, Our Lady of Assumption, Elena Ruiz, Sacramento Central Labor Council,SALAM, Fabrizio Sasso, Sharif Jewelers, Susan and Larry Sheridan, Shahzad Siddique, Spiritual Life Center Sacramento, St. Francis Episcopal Church, St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church , St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Durriya Ansar Syed, Tarbiya Institute, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Table UMC, Thrivent – Individual Donors, Trininty Episcopal Cathedral, Trinity Cathedral Church, Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento (UUSS),United Methodist Church of Davis, Unity of Sacramento , University Covenant Church of Davis ,V St Masjid, Jeff vonKaenel, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Faith Whitmore.
To find out more about Build for Unity, visit www.HabitatGreaterSac.org/BuildforUnity
Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page HERE.
Thank you to ABC10 and Sea Stand Productions for the videos featured at this year’s Hammy Awards. Della Reed Story (ABC10) and 2017 ReStore Recap, 2017 Construction Recap, 2017 Development Recap, and Build for Unity Video (Sea Stand Productions).