Community leaders in the Tampa Bay area will be working together, this spring, to build a home for a local family, in Pinellas Park
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties launched its inaugural CEO Build, led by honorary chairs Mindy Grossman, president and CEO of WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and Bill Brand, CEO of Rue21 and Habitat for Humanity International Board Member.
“At Habitat, we partner with businesses across our service area to help local families achieve the dream of affordable homeownership,” said Mike Sutton, Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco president and CEO, in a statement. “We are fortunate to have so many local organizations committing to bettering their community through their corporate social responsibility initiatives. The CEO Build will allow that investment to continue through the sponsorship of the Feaster family’s home.”
Latrice Feaster, a single mom of two, will soon be a homeowner in Pinellas Park. The Feaster’s home will be built in Tellor Estates, the affiliate’s 75-home subdivision and largest project to date.
Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco is partnering with Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine to highlight the project and those that participate. Bridgette Bello, TBBW CEO and publisher will be working alongside fellow philanthropic business leaders to help build Latrice Feaster’s home.
“Giving back to this amazing community in which we live has been a mission of TBBW from the very beginning. We are blessed to have a platform that engages the business leaders of Tampa Bay and we will continue to use our voice to inspire others to give back in memorable ways. This partnership will allow us to bring together recognizable influencers, with a large employee base, to bring awareness to a compelling cause – access to the American dream of homeownership for all,” says Bello.
At this time, 11 local leaders have committed to this build including:
Bill Brand – CEO of Rue21 (Honorary Co-Chair)
Mindy Grossman – CEO of WW & previously, HSN (Honorary Co-Chair)
Bridgette Bello – CEO & Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth
Kevin Hawkins – CEO of MidAtlantic Finance Company & Owner of Crown Automotive Group
Jason Clement – CEO of Sports Facility Advisory
John Barrett – President & Chief Executive Officer of First Citrus Bank
Ed Droste – Chairman of Provident Management Corporation
Jeff Fishman – President of Investors Title
Anthony Leo – CEO of First Home Bank
Frank Musolino – CEO of Power Design
Steve Raney – Chairman & CEO of Raymond James Bank
The build will launch this Spring. To learn more, please visit www.habitatpwp.org/ceobuild.