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What We Do! Sea Island Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate to form in South Carolina, and it is the third oldest of the more than 2,800 Habitat affiliates around the world. Our mission is to help provide safe, decent and affordable housing for low income families from James Island to Edisto Island, SC. We work closely with area volunteers, church groups, donors and businesses to accomplish our mission. We have built over 291 homes in the 31 years of our ministry, helping over 291 families break the cycle of poverty and become members of the Habitat community. In addition to new home-building efforts, SIHH also operates a ReStore and deconstruction program, runs a critical repair and weatherization program, facilitates over 40,000 volunteer hours per year, trains families through homeownership courses, and partners with other community and government organizations to advance the Habitat cause. SIHH continues to be an innovator in the field of affordable housing and is one of the very few affiliates in South Carolina that is building to EarthCraft certification standards. By making our homes sustainable, we are not only helping to reduce our ecological footprint, but also we are making the maintenance of our homes more affordable for our homeowners in the long run. In this report, you will see the many ways we are working to strengthen our community. We thank you for your ongoing support of our mission and hope you enjoy this report.



To Our Sea Island Habitat Community Letter from SIHH Board President Rhoda Votaw


Financial Report How donors supported SIHH this year


By the Numbers The impact SIHH made in our community


Our Families Profiles of families served throughout the year


Our Critical Repair Programs An overview of SIHH’s new programs & services


Impact Spotlights The impact donors and volunteers made this year


Our Generous Donors A list of all who supported SIHH this year


SIHH Staff A listing of all staff who help to make SIHH great


Reflecting on the Past and Looking Ahead Letter from SIHH Executive Director Greg Thomas



University of George volunteers (l) with AmeriCorps member Dan Hines, Board President Rhoda Votaw and Critical Repair Manager Matt Hardy.



ou, our consistent donors and friends, have made it possible for Sea Island Habitat to close the books on another exciting and very successful year. Not only were we able to make eight new houses available for partner families, but we also expanded our ability to assist families whose aging houses were in need of repairs. We broke ground and began to build five houses, and anticipate that a total of eleven homes will be ready for occupancy in the year ahead. In spite of the still lagging economy, you made these projects possible by contributing approximately fifteen percent more than last year. I think you will be impressed as you read the stories about the year's accomplishments, which you'll find in the following pages. Statistics describe how we have advanced progress toward our mission this year, but there's another story, featuring the vast community that has supported our work in so many ways. Civic leaders, high school and college students, church members, professionals who offer pro-bono services, foundations and corporations, AmeriCorps and Vista volunteers, ReStore customers, committee members, staff members, Board members, not to mention partner families ― hundreds of you not only make it possible for us to accomplish our tasks, but also become the ambassadors for Sea Island Habitat. You who have experienced the challenges and satisfactions of giving in a myriad of ways, who believe in our mission ― and see the fruits of your labors through the smiling faces of homeowners on the day a house is dedicated ― epitomize the future of our affiliate.

Rhoda Votaw SIHH Board President

“Statistics describe how we have advanced progress toward our mission this year, but there's another story, featuring the vast community that has supported our work in so many ways.”

Each one of you is a vitally important part of that community, and because of your dedication and involvement, the future of Sea Island Habitat looks good and strong. In Executive Director Greg Thomas' letter at the end of this report you will read about some of the challenges and hopes we have for the year ahead. The future of any organization is built on the lessons, successes and even failures of the past. Bolstered by its community of supporters, Sea Island Habitat can, with assurance, look forward to years of growth, as we explore innovative ways to provide safe, affordable, well-constructed housing for deserving, motivated partner families. Sincerely,

Rhoda Votaw Board President 2010-11 ANNUAL REPORT 5

FINANCIAL REPORT The past fiscal year was an exciting time for Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. Once again, SIHH benefitted from a year of generous giving from individuals, volunteers, corporations and foundations who support our mission. Because of these contributions, we were able to provide safe, affordable housing for eight families in need and assist another 15 families with home repair projects. We are so blessed to work with such wonderful donors, volunteers and families. Thank you for your continued generosity and commitment to providing affordable housing for those in need.


Supporter Janet Fetter bidding during the silent auction at the “Going GREEN for HABITAT” event in March 2011.




39 total homes


79 total homes








283 total homes



total homes built (1978-2011)

families served

—Suzanne Taylor, SIHH Volunteer

through new homes and our repair programs (FY10-11)








24% 9.5% 14.2%

34.8% 83.5%


ReStore Operations 



Habitat Home Closings 




Gifts In Kind 




“To work at the ReStore, to join a committee, to be a part of a project at the office or worksite is to be in touch with the heads and the hearts of those who build the house and the families who call the houses home. Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity is an experience that is both complex and basic. It provides both laughter and tears. It is a very worthwhile undertaking.”

Program Services and  Direct Building Costs 



Management and   Administration 


2011-12 FUNDRAISING SUMMARY Fundraising Efficiency Percentage 86.9% Total Number of Donors


Dream Builders: $25,000+


Raise the Roof Partners: $10,000$24,999 Good Neighbors: $5,000-$9,999


Hope Builders: $1,000-$4,999


Framers: $500-$999


Foundation Builders: $100-$499


Friends: <$100


In-Kind Donors





3,264 volunteers


served with Sea Island this year, working in the ReStore, office and construction site. We hosted 72 local groups and 57 out of town groups, and worked hard to recruit volunteers through online promotion, volunteer fairs, and partnership with Habitat for Humanity International programs such as Collegiate Challenge and Global Village.

By the numbers 28 US states and three countries were represented this year by volunteers who traveled from far and wide to volunteer with SIHH. All who came to help build and repair homes for those in need left SIHH feeling as if they made a significant impact in the communities they served.



volunteer hours

tons of material

were donated to the SIHH ReStore, office and construction site.

were diverted from the landfill through our ReStore and Deconstruction programs.

23 families served this year through homeownership and repair projects. The families served live in the Johns Island area and earn between 50 and 80 percent of the area median income (as established by HUD). Families are responsible for paying back the cost of their project through a multi-year, no-interest loan.

8 EarthCraft certified homes were built by Sea Island Habitat this year. Since 2008, SIHH has been building to EarthCraft and Energy Star certification standards which cover site planning, energy efficiency, sustainable materials, and indoor air quality.

5.5 homes built abroad in Paraguay and Ghana thanks to our yearly tithe donation to our global partner affiliates.


in contributions from 952 donors, who helped to support our mission’s work this year through monetary and in-kind donations.


Our Families:

Eight SIHH families are now first-time homeowners

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Family Selection Process


n 2010-11, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity welcomed eight new partner families into our program. While these families have come from all over the Charleston area, with vastly different backgrounds, there was a thread of similarity that tied them all together: through the help of Habitat, they were all becoming first time homeowners! Sea Island Habitat receives hundreds of applications each year from people looking for help with their housing situation. Through a detailed selection process, families enter into the program based on their need and their ability to make a small down payment and monthly interest-free mortgage payments. A family's ability to do this is based on many factors, including: 18 months of stable work history, earnings between 50%-80% of the area median household income, and a stable credit history. Families selected to partner with SIHH must also be willing to become true partners by investing 500 hours of sweat equity (volunteer hours) working with SIHH. After the partner family completes their hours, the family closes on their home and then is responsible for a monthly mortgage payment, which is around $500 (including escrow for taxes and insurance). Each of the eight families that entered into our homeownership program this year is a wonderful example of a Habitat partner family. From the application process through the home dedication ceremony, we were blessed to work closely with these families during their journey and look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the years to come as they experience all the joys of homeownership! 2010-11 Homeowner Closings: • The James Family: July 2010, Brownswood Place (photo 5) • The Johnson-Simmons Family: August 2010, Brownswood Place (photo 1, left) • The Crosby Family: October 2010, Brownswood Place • The Martinez Family: October 2010, Brownswood Place (photo 6) • The Velasquez-Figueroa Family: November 2010, Brownswood Place (photo 4) • The Porter Family: December 2010, Brownswood Place • The Gaillard Family: January 2011, Brownswood Place (photo 3) • The Santiago Family: June 2011, Joeva Cove (photo 2)



“Since the first day I started the process, I learned a lot, from ways to save money to using an electric grill. The entire Sea Island Habitat for Humanity family is a group of kind and caring individuals...and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!” —Shnek Gaillard & Rashad (photo 3)



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Our Repair Programs:

New services helping over fifteen families this year

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Critical Repair Programs


n recent years, Sea Island Habitat has noted a growing need for repairs among homeowners in our service area. Homes in need of major repairs not only jeopardize the health and safety of the families who live in them, but also contribute significantly to the decline of a neighborhood.

To address this growing issue, the Critical Repair Program was launched in 2010 to broaden the array of housing solutions which Habitat offers to include repair, rehab, weatherization and A Brush with Kindness panting and exterior projects. We believe that these new services will enable us to assist the growing number of families with homes requiring major repair work and provide SIHH with another avenue to further our mission of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing. One such family in need of a home repair is the Major Family of Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Major served in the United States Army from 1951-1959, fighting for his country in the Korean War. He is currently in his seventies and is suffering from Alzheimer’s, disability of his wrists, and rheumatism. Mr. & Mrs. Major are in critical need of repairs including bathroom retrofits to comply with ADA standards and new windows. Working in partnership with East Cooper Habitat, SIHH hopes to complete this project in the fall, thus greatly improving the quality of life for the Majors. 3

The Majors are just one of the many local families in need of critical repair projects. In the coming year, we hope to be able to serve more families in this capacity.

Repair Program Overview for 2010-11: •15 Projects Completed: Critical Repair & Brush with Kindness •39 People Served: 22 adults & 17 children •10 Projects Awaiting Funding



Photos: Opposite Page—picture of home to be repaired; 1 & 2: examples of projects that need to be completed in order to fix health and safety violations; 3. volunteer working on a window replacement on Johns Island

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“I find inspiration in the dedication of the SIHH staff and volunteers who build homes for families in need. Their positive attitudes are contagious!”

—Luke Hupp, SIHH Volunteer

After volunteering with SIHH as an out-of-town volunteer, Luke Hupp officially joined us as an AmeriCorps volunteer during the 2009-2010 year as a construction crew leader. After completing his AmeriCorps service term last July, he spent time assisting with disaster relief in Haiti with All Hands Volunteers and then moved back to the Charleston area in January.

IMPACT SPOTLIGHTS Each year, financial, in-kind and monetary support to Sea Island Habitat makes it possible for our organization to help local families with their housing situations. The impact of your gifts is far reaching. We invite you to take a look at all that we’ve accomplished thanks to your generous support.

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“I was eager to continue building relationships with our families and work alongside our staff and volunteers again,” said Luke. So he decided to become a full-time volunteer, working with SIHH for over three months. In April, Luke began working full-time as a chef for Surf Bar, but he still continues to faithfully volunteer three days a week on site! Luke will leave us in August to serve a second year as an AmeriCorps member with the DC Habitat affiliate. We are incredibly grateful for Luke’s time spent with us and wish him the best in his new position.

“Thank you to everyone involved in our new roof. Everything was handled with perfection and hard work. It’s so wonderful to know that Habitat is so willing to help at any time! The roof looks great!” —Johns Island Presbyterian Church


RESTORE PROFILE The Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore exists to raise funds and awareness for the mission of SIHH through the resale of donated furnishings, appliances and construction materials. In the past year, furniture, household items and building materials continue to be our largest sellers; however the most requested items are appliances.

In addition to assisting homeowners in need, SIHH also helped a few other local organizations this year with small repair jobs. Local volunteers and the SIHH construction crew put a new roof on the Johns Island Presbyterian church office and also helped to build file folder shelves for the Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic. Nine volunteers and staff members from SIHH also traveled to Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity affiliate to assist with the construction of three homes in order to help the affiliate meet impending grant deadlines. Sea Island is actively engaged in its community and happy to give back!

In addition to our sales, we continue to partner with other social service agencies to provide food, clothing and medical supplies to our local community. Through our “Give & Receive” sales where ReStore patrons donate food in exchange for a discount, we have been able to send over $1,000 of groceries per month to local food banks. Clothing, medical supplies and personal hygiene items are also collected and sent to the appropriate agencies on a regular basis in an effort to help more people in need. It takes a minimum of 2,000 volunteer hours a month to operate the ReStore. We are fortunate to have many regular volunteers, but are always in need of more so consider volunteering today!

Sales Per Square Foot

$23.76 Habitat Average

$75.00 SIHH

Volunteer Hours Per Week

125.82 Habitat Average

500 SIHH

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NEW HOME DESIGN PROFILE “I began drawing Habitat house plans to give the construction manager a usable set of drawings to meet the current code. I continue because Habitat staff each bring their knowledge and skills to the job of producing affordable, energy efficient, and comfortable homes for families who earn their homes through training and direct effort.” — Tom Baker, architect In an effort to update and modify our existing home plans, SIHH worked this year with local architect Tom Baker who donated his services to the affiliate. As a result of his efforts, our new floor plans have several new features that make the homes more functional, such as two full bathrooms (with one located in the master bedroom), an open floor plan in the kitchen and living room, and a kitchen pantry closet. Additionally, all homes now have large front porches and a wheel chair ramp for ADA accessibility. SIHH also continues its commitment to building to EarthCraft and Energy Star certification levels and has incorporated tankless hot water heaters and Hardi-Plank siding in our new homes. We are thankful for all that Tom has done to revolutionize our homes this year!

“I believe that Habitat has attained the most efficient way of providing simple, decent and affordable housing. I am proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization.”

—Joe Eelman, Civil Engineer & Land Surveyor

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DONOR PROFILE Joe Eelman is a licensed Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor located in Charleston. He has donated his services to Sea Island Habitat over the past year and has been very instrumental to our mission. Working with the original developer, Joe created a civil engineering design to be used in Joeva Cove, the West Ashley neighborhood where we are building. He has also donated his services to provide each Habitat house in Joeva Cove with a Certified Flood Elevation Certificate, which is needed because the property is located in a flood zone. The average cost for this service is $600 a home, so through Joe’s donation, SIHH saved nearly $6,000!

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Tanya Cantu—Brownswood Place Neighborhood

In addition to our numerous construction projects, SIHH also gave back to its partner families throughout the year by hosting several family-oriented events. Our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Rhea Miller, organized the events which included a book fair, fall festival, children’s Christmas party, and couponing class. The events were all very well attended and a great way for Sea Island Habitat to remain connected and involved with the homeowners and their families.

(Photo 1)

Tanya will begin her senior year at Charleston Collegiate in fall 2011. She shows her appreciation for the scholarship she received by studying hard and maintaining a 3.8 grade point average. Humanities is her favorite subject and she loves to read. Her goal is to study immigration law, become an immigration specialist, then a lawyer, and ultimately a judge.


“Take advantage of everything you can and be appreciative of what you have.” —Tanya Cantu’s life philosophy

Robby Blake—Taylor Place Neighborhood (Photo 3)


Christopher D.T. Singleton— Taylor Place Neighborhood (Photo 2)

“Growing up in a Habitat home was an interesting experience. Knowing that I was living in a house that I actually put my little 8 year old hands into helping build was always a fascinating idea that gave me a deeper appreciation for what I had…[Habitat] placed me in a situation that served as the catalyst in dreaming, setting goals, planning , and bringing those dreams into fruition.” —Christopher D.T. Singleton First generation college student D.T. is now studying Mathematics at Claflin University. He has applied to various Applied Mathematics graduate programs and hopes to attain his PhD in the near future.

“It was so much fun to watch the smiles on the kids’ faces as they enjoyed the simple pleasures of playing and getting their faces painted at the Fall Festival” —Rhea Miller, AmeriCorps VISTA

Robby moved into the family’s Habitat home in 1994 with his mom and three other brothers. After graduating from high school in 2010, he was accepted at Greenville Technical College for fall 2011 where he will be studying Auto Body Repair. His motto is “be a leader, not a follower”, and as the first in his family to attend college, he’s living up to his own advice already! His mom, Hilda, hopes he gets all he wants out of life and would love it if he one day became a business owner.


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Dream Builders: $25,000+

Good Neighbors: continued

Wade St. John St. John's Episcopal Church Emily Strong Global Village Group Greg & Sue Thomas Villanova University Raise the Roof Partners: Alastair & Rhoda Votaw Wachovia Wells Fargo $10,000-$24,999 Foundation Daniel & Audrey Walsh GOLDEN HAMMER SOCIETY Anonymous Leo & Betty Weber Christine Hayworth William & Sandra Wolfe The Golden Hammer Society is composed of Huron Consulting Global Village Yaschik Foundation individuals who desire to contribute to the future Group James Island Presbyterian of our housing ministry by including SIHH in In-Kind Donors Church their estate plans. A World Apart

Dirk & Chris Hansen Home Depot Foundation Kiawah Island Club Town of Kiawah Island Loren Van Oordt

Phyllis Miller Timothy & Beth Lynn & Dottie Bates Pagliaro Paul & Annie Lurie Wayne Pannullo Bendt Elizabeth Powers John Dinkelspiel & Sally Rose Barbara Burgess Thomas & Barbara Dennis & Kendra Semmens Coleman Bill & Ann Connellee James & Jane Smith Cynthia Spano Jack & Stephany Chuck & Ginny Dunfee, Jr. Swenson Kimberly Farfone Harry & Peg Van Mike Griffith & Bergen Donna Reyburn Eileen Van Horn Lib Hostutler Al & Rhoda Votaw Tom Lockhart Don & Ruth Zellar David & Marianne Mead

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Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club Morgan & Joanne Morton James Redmond Donna Rohs SEI Global Village Group Brian & Mimi Sturgell

A World of Wellness African Eyes Travel Tom Baker--Architect Barberitos Andy & Vicki Beck Becky Davis Botanicals Bohicket Yacht Club Boulevard Diner Brownswood Nursery Builders First Source Good Neighbors: Buzz Off Mosquito $5,000-$9,999 Cafe Kronic Cake Stand David Berson & Anne Bradley Carolina Clay Gallery Stewart & Janet Cline Cathy Sherman Jewelry Fei Family Foundation Ron Chamberlain John & Jean Feldman Charleston Children's Boutique Tom & Janet Fetter Charleston Flutist, LLC Wayne Hockersmith Charleston's Best Home Peter & Judy Hubbard Services Huron Group Consulting Clasically Charleston Kiawah Island Club Cloud 9 Spa Lowe's Corporation Coconut Groove Band John Mitchell Global Village Group Compass Transportation Llelanie Orcutt COMPU-EXPERTS Bruce & Bernadette Peterson Cottage Aroma Bella Day Norman & Elmerinda Smith Spa Craig Rice

Creative Ventures Croghan's Jewel Box Cupcake Dow Chemical Company Dr. Robert Beall, DMD Shar Duffy East Coast Entertainment Family Circle Cup Fast Eddy's Window & Power Washing Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Fischer's Sports Bar Flipper Finders Foam Tech Professionals Forrest Gottke Freedom Boat Club Freshfields Village FRS Charleston Gamble Home Services GBI Interiors Grady Ervin & Co. Robert Harris Hege's Hertz Equipment Rentals Holiday Inn--Folly Beach Hudson Design, Inc. Hunter Douglas Hyam's Indigo Books Island View Window Java Java Jennifer Black JI Pizza Kayak Nature Adventures Kiawah Island Community Association Kiawah Island Golf Resort Kiawah-Seabrook Self Storage King Street Grill Knuckleheads Jennifer Koach La Rose Interiors La Tela Pizzeria Ladles Homemade Soups Larson Cisco Lindsay Lowcountry Studio Lowe's of James Island Lucy's Don & Anne Marie Marshall

Michael Frenza Photography Michelle's Salon & Spa Morris Sokol Furniture Muddy Waters Susan Mullins Newton Farms Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery North Charleston PAC Old South Carriage Company Orvis Osprey Originals Palmetto Bluff Pampered Chef Papaya Island Pearl LLC Judith Perry Photographics Pottery Barn Daniel Prickett Prime Cuts Publix- Johns Island Quoziel Lighting Ralph Melvin Photography Rosebank Farms Cafe Sea Coast Sports Seabrook Island Club Seamon Whiteside & Associates James & Julie Shaw Sherwin Williams Jan Wilson Smith Southeastern Surveying, Inc. Southend Brewery Southwest Airlines Square-D Jim & Beth Stuckey Synergy Day Spa Terra Wolcott Terrace Theater The Old Rangoon Tiger Lily Florist Total Wine and More Valspar Corp. Village Dentistry Vincent's Soda Shop Voysey's Restaurant Weight Watchers Whirlpool Corp. Woodlands Inn Yale Lock

Hope Builders: $1,000-$4,999 Abbeville Presbyterian Church Abingdon United Methodist Church Agnes Irwin School Austin Preparatory School John & Mary Lou Barter Loren & Amy Beadle Bell Family Foundation Steve & Jackie Bennett Ellen Berrier Bethel United Methodist Church Stephen & Jayne Board Van & Susan Campbell Castleton State College Cathedral Trustees Inc. Catholic Student Center Charles & Susan Cauttrell John & Jinnie Chapel Robert & Susan Chapin Charlotte Christian School Christ Lutheran Church Ronald & Susan Ciancio Dennis & Kendra Coleman Combined Federal Campaign Charles & Ilga Cooper Colin & Sally Cuskley William & Judith Davis Earnie & Mary Ann Deavenport Kenneth & Marilyn Decko Robert & Patricia DeGregorio Derek & Molly Hulett Drockelman Asfia Qureshi & Brendan Duggan Eastern Kentucky University Howard Edwards Lane Ellison Elmhurst College James & Carol Fehon Adam & Linda Keithan Fein Robert & Linda Fetch

First Christian Church First Presbyterian Church Gettysburg Presbyterian Church Ben & Robin Gramling George & Anna Gratzick Robert & Jo Ann Green Paul & Becky Hilstad Elizabeth Hostutler Michael & Cynthia House Jeffrey & Andrea Immelt Mandy & Evan Jasper Johns Island Presbyterian Church Keene State College Anthony & Sheila Kelly Key Logistics Solutions, LLC James & Bettie Keyes Robert & Kathleen Kobel William & Dorothy Korb Randy & Rita Kramer Charles & Brenda Larsen Edward & Patricia Legasey Will & Diane Lehder Joseph & Diane Levato Charles & Joan Lipuma James & Sue Mannarino Ralph & Elizabeth Mastrangelo Richard & Linda McGuire McIntosh Presbyterian Church McMaster Habitat for Humanity Wayne & Anna Mickiewicz Phyllis Miller Minnesota State University Edward & Charlotte Moran Ed & Jill Moriarity Justine Nathan John Nevin Ohio State University James & Bettye Orr Lynn & Dottie Pagliaro David Parr Pfizer Foundation Matching Gift Program Providence Presbyterian Church Providence United Methodist Church

Frank & Dorothy Farfone First Presbyterian Church Leo & Carol Fishman Gettysburg College Raymond & Janet Gorski Ronald & Carol Hacker Thomas & Marlene Hill William & Ruthalene Hindman John & Pennington Hopkins Steve & Joyce Howe Laurence & Jane Iwan Quentin & Sue Jackson Johnson & Johnson Robert & Mary Lu Kagler Glenn & Cyndy Keyes Eleanor Kline Elizabeth Lewine Thomas & Carol Lindstrom James & Marguerite Logan Robert & Jane Lurie Martin & Andrea Lybecker Edward & Kathleen Maher Framers: Donald & Phoebe Marti $500-$999 Michael & Linda Mayhall Brian & Mary Beth McAnaney Andrew & Diane Allen Robert & Patricia Mesel Renee Black Monkey Sea Thomas & Cheryl Boswell Jack & Debora Morton Paul & Jane Brandt Anne Moss Richard Brendel Mt. Tabor Lutheran Gregory & Alma Brown North Central College Elizabeth Burns William & Susan Palmer Richard & Molly Cammerer Kelley MacDougal & Michael James & Judy Chitwood Pausic Luther & Judith Clark Anna & Philip Pedone Michael & Barbara Clawson Nicole Perrotta Harry & Molly Cole Smiley Putman Glenn Brown & Joan Collar Realtors Housing Opportunities Todd & Debbie Cornell Fund Kevin & Charlotte Cox Rochester Business Alliance Helen Crow Alvah & Susan Rock Curt & Nancy Dansby John & Suzanne Scofield Stephen Davis Charles & Janice Smith Michael & Toula DiGiovanni Soros Fund Charitable Foundation Neal & Julia Edgerton Pam, Rob, Jesse, & Ryan Edwards St. John's Baptist Church St. John's Lutheran Church John & Hannah Stewart

Ed & Jan Puckhaber James & Kathleen Ramich Lowell & Martha Dee Rausch Rick Hendrick Imports Bailey & Tina Schell Walter & Geraldine Schlauch Shannon Forest Christian School Ike & Betsy Smith Howard & Barbara Snelling Roger & Vivian Steel Irene Thomas Bruce & Ann Thompson Frank & Barbara Tribble UBS Foundation USA Matching Gift Program Susan Melloy & Chick Vladuchick Eugene & Mary Ann Witchger Young Memorial Associate

Daniel & Mary K. Tarkington Timothy & Sarah Tipton Ed & Leslee Traurig Stan & Carol Ullner University of Chicago Harmannus & Margaret Van Bergen Eileen Van Horn Stephen Ward Ann Weiser& Michael Johnson William & Patricia Wert Worthington Presbyterian Church Whitlow & Linda Wyatt Ron & Conni Zellar

Foundation Builders: $100-$499 Steve & Priscilla Adler Lois Adrian Victor & Carol Agusta Dennis Alessi Gregory & Sarah Anderson Taki & Louise Andriadis Roy & Marilyn Ashikari Donna Aspengren Nancy Austin Magda Baker Patricia Barone Mary Bauer Bruce & Sally Bauer Douglas & Lorene Beach Steve Beery Alan Beitler Paul & Annie Bendt Karl & Ellen Bergman Kathy Bierman Philip Bird Carolyn Bird Jennifer Bozard Susan Brown Robert & Susan Brown Thomas & Gail Bunn Thomas & Faye Burke Lawrence & Anne Burpee Fred & Jacqueline Byer Caddie Master Roy & Ilse Calcagno

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Foundation Builders: $100-$499 Roy & Ilse Calcagno Scott & Kathleen Calvert Andrew & Alfina Capelli Linda Carrington John & Liz Carroll Mary Carven David & Kathleen Cashdollar Richard Clapp Richard & Peggy Clarke Gene Coffey & Mary Farrington Molly Coffey & Kelley Glover William & Monika Coker Jim & Ralla Coker Carolyn Cole Lynn Collins Bill & Ann Connellee Charles & Susan Corcoran Cornell University Habitat for Humanity Kay Crnkovich G. Jeremy & Hutchinson Cummin Joann Currnyn Walter & Christa Czander Barbara Daugherty Thelma David Nancy Dimella Dolphin Builders & Architects Elizabeth Duboff Rita Duffy Jeff Durand Joseph & Rosalie Durand John & Joyce Eagle Gilbert Edson Ralph & Nancy Edwards Ella Richardson Fine Art Victor Evans Kimberly Farfone Regina Farrington Anne Farrington Robert & Gloria Fenning Avril Fenwick William & Prudence Finn

Richard & Kathleen Fishburn Mary Flynn Mary Mikell & Gaines Foster Joanne Foster J Lindsay Freeman Richard & Patricia Frisch Howard & Else Froberg Brooks & Karen Fullerton German Friendly Society of Charleston Gerald & Joycelyn Gherlein Tom & Shirley Gill Marilyn Gillespie Olive Glaser Annette Godow William & Megan Goeller Peter & Sara Goering Jeremy Good Francis Gorman Mary Jane Gorman Gosnell Insurance & Associates Robert & Michelle Witt Gottke Grace Episcopal Church Henry & Laurel Greer John & Katie Gregg Carol Gregory Robert Haile Hellmut & Susan Hameyer Bill & Linda Hart George & Irene Haskins Tia Hawkes John Haygood Michael Heilmann Richard & Nancy Heiss Lester & Cathie Heitmann Duane Hershberger Emma Hildebrand Hillock Realty Inc. Holy Trinity Lutheran John & Beverly Hoover James Hostutler Gary & Patricia Hostutler Scott & Margie Hostutler Harold Hostutler David & Kim Hostutler Woody & Linda House Dan & Katy Huger Luke Hupp Douglas & Lee Hurd Clinton B. Hutto Martin & Sarah Hyatt

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Martin & Lisa Imbler David & Charmaine Inge Kenneth & Carrie Sue Ingram Matt & Stacey Iofredo Harold Jacobs Cathy Johnson Justin & Nancy Johnson Lois Johnston Wayne & Judy Jordan Joe Joye Fritz & Sue Kahl Kenneth & Gail Kavanaugh Arthur & Marcia Keene Lee & Shermalyn Kelce Kathleen Wiley & Patrick Kelley John & Evelyn King Gerald & Betty King John & Sylvia Kinney Beth Kirscher Homer & Nancy Klock John & Katherine Kotz Lincoln & Gloria Ladd John Henty & Julia LamsonScribner Richard & Lee Ann Lan Frank & Ginny Larence Mark Lassman-Eul Susan Leavitt David & Joyce Lee David & Bonita Lehman Jeff & Pat Lipe Charles & Geraldine Lorber Keith Lynott Mary Lyon Alan & Linda Madison Barry & Leslie Mandelbaum John & Anne Manteiga Ruth Ann Maratta Garrett & Doris Mathieson Louise Maybank Robin McCravy Tom & Lorraine McDermott Robert L. & Mary McElroy William & Mary Burgess McTighe Gary & Susan Meader Gerald & Gale Messerman Donald & Clare Miller Emmett & Mary Miller Donald Miller Robert & Katherine Morton Gerd & Helen Mueller

Frank & Mary Jo Murphy Peter, Dylan & Laura Murray George Myers Anne Myers Jim & Carlene Nardi Kotresha & Michele Neelakantappa Bernard Novit Elizabeth O'Connor Kurt & Christine Oesterling Douglas & Elizabeth Owen The Parr Family Frances Pfaff Eloise Pingry Beth Polazzo Beth Popich PROBuild Company LLC Robert & Frances Quagliato Allen Quirk Priscilla Quirk & Greg Garvan James & Judith Ranck Marguerite Rathbun Rawle Murdy Associates Cindy Recen Peter & Mary Ellen Redfern Richard & Cynthia Redmond Robert & Jeanne Rice Frederick & Jill Robinson Sally Rose Richard & Stacey Rothwell Jason & Gayle Ruckman Michael & Mary Ryan David Rynecki Nick & Mary Sue Rynecki Betsy Saal Adolph & Janet Sbihli Gerald Schmidt Elizabeth Schultz & Michael Frenza John & Holly Schurter Janet Schutz Cathrine Scully Seacoast Church West Ashley Kevin & Mary Sexton William & Ivette Shaheen LouAnne Simpson Herchiel & Sherry Sims Steve Sinn & Kathleen Parramore J. Bryan & Carol Ann Smalley Rick Smith

Thomas Smith Peter & Faythe Smith Gary & Sally Smith Thomas & Nancy Spann L. Anthony & Sandy Speno St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Gregory & Michele Stahly Paris & Joan Sterrett Charles & Patricia Stockinger Thomas & Jan Stoner John & Gail Strauch Mark & Marie Stuppy Gerald & Sylvia Sullins Michael Sweat Frank & Susan Tarantino The Point Torrisi & Torrisi Attorneys at Law Peter & Ann Trees John & Linda Trimble Bob Tullock Rich & Rita Tyler Randall & Diane Tyre Ken & Susan Unger Carol Van Horn Phillip & Sandra Vineyard John & Karen Voris Eunice Waddy Barbara Warren Warren & Mary Lou Watts Philip, Christian, & Karl Weber Barbara Wellborn Suzanne Weller Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Melodie Wengrin Christine Wiita Ruth Will Andrew Wolenter William Christine Wiita Ruth Will Andrew Wolenter Margaret Wood Kathleen Wood Lawrence Woodruff Allan & Linda Woods Thomas Wooten Tamara & Danielle Wright Leonard Yaeger Dorothy Yahn David & Barbara Young

Fred & Elizabeth Zahrn Dieter & Hella zur Loye

Friends: <$100 Alfred & Donna Adam Gaye Adams Craig & Renee Alexander William & Sheila Allen Susan Allyn Christine Almeida Sarah and Matt Ames Bob, Emma & Sarah Ames Ginny Anderson William Anderson Gail Arendsen Alan & Marilyn Armstrong Marilyn Ashkari Joseph Aurilio Tamara Avery Joan Avioli Amy Baker Steve & Cheryl Banas Bank of America Matching Gifts Amanda Barber Colin & Charlene Barker Elliot & Nancy Barnwell Robin Barrett Caroline Bazzini Patricia Beach Melanie Beach Norman & Ledlie Bell Eric & Jan Berg Anna Berlinrut Jean Berner Holly Berry Kimberly Bertels Wayne & Paula Billian Ron Birrell Susan Blattman Stephen Bobadilla Cheryl Boisvert Stanton & Sandra Boothby Deb & Morgan Borkey Jeffrey & Dorothy Bostock Tracy Boyette Amy Bradley Sheldon & Betsy Brayer John & Lyndall Breck David & Lucy Breiding Sally Brooks

Friends: continued < $100 Annie Brown Alan & Eloise Burnaford Luke Burnett Richard Burns John & Lois Bush Connie Cacioppo Pamela & Michael Cain John & Patricia Caldwell Rosemary Callard-Szulgit Kaitlin Cameron Katherine Canavan Casey Carhart Wayne & Bernadette Carney Nancy Carter Gavin & Rachel Carter Frank & Linda Cassara Frank & Lisa Cermak Carmel Chamier Amy Chowansky Daniel & Betty Churchill Christine Coflan Phil Cohen Phyllis Cohen Kitty Colbert Jessica Collins Constance Collins Justin Collinson Colleen Condon John & Linda Connolly Margaret Contarino Mary Cook Miriam Coombes Kristy Cordie Lisa Costello David & Julia Couey Bill & Rose Crater Ginny Craven Denise Cronen Mark Cummings Barbara & Stephen Cutter Jeanne Dalton Carlton & Ruth Davis Eleanor Davis William Dawson Sarah Dawson Cindy Dawson Susan Deandre Carmine & Arline Degennaro Patricia Derajtys Anne Dickinson

James Dobbins George & Carroll Dunn Paul Dworkis Calvin & Joyce East Scott & Susan Eckenrode Michelle & Greg Eells Mary Lou Effinger Frances Ehni Ronnie Elrod Barry & Donna Emerson Angela Engelke Bryan & Carolyn Fallon Adam Feller Bert Ferguson Dina & Joseph Fernandez Deborah Fields Marjorie Fleming Kathleen Flynn Donald & Barbara Fogg Patricia Foley Folly Beach United Methodist Donna Friedman Marcie Fry Janet Fryman Melissa Garvan Diana Genther Paul & Ellen Giardino Shelia Gilliard Nolaska Gillyard Kay Glover Walter Gordon Jr Pauline Graustein Barbara Gray Green Tomato Mike Griffith & Donna Reyburn Elizabeth Grimes Werner and Marianne Gutknecht Donald Guyton John Jay & Marilyn Hague Joseph & Donna Hall Kim Hamilton June Hamilton Joseph & Patricia Hammele Deborah & Robin Haynes Joe Healey, Jr. Jack & Marie Heed Elizabeth Heidl Stephanie Hempton Patricia Henley Robert Hervey Bob & Marcia Hider Patricia Higney

Karen Hilty Maureen & Howie Holcomb Nanne Holmes William & Diane Holtz Arthur & Jean Howe Walter Hundley David & Linda Hunter Jane Hurtt Robert & Twila Jackson Sharon Jacobson Vincent Jones Richard & Charlotte Jones Edward & Ann Jones Mary Kastick Madeleine Kaye Jane Keiffer Grace Kelly Amber Kestner Nancy Keyser Irene King David & Marilyn Kloepfer Nathan & Laurie Knowles Jennifer Koll Katy & Christopher Kuder Thomas & Wendy Kulick Dianne Landingham John Larkin Yale & Marilyn Lazris Edward & Lori Leary Valerie Legler Michael & Martha Lehane Bryan & Christa Lewis Henry & Marjorie Lindauer Tracy Diane Little Rebecca Lockhart Bernd & Alicia Luhrs Robert Luscinski John & Valerie Luther Carol Luthren Nelson MacCallum Jill & Michael MacDonald Linda Maglio Jerry & Collette Magoulas Cynthia Maguire Terry Malia Graham Malone Carole Mandel Mandy Manoski Sallylee Mansfield Peter, Sharon & Matthew Marchewka Julia Matthews Sophia McAllister

Robert & Janice McBride David & Kate McCallum Richard & Susan McCubbin George & Libby McCullough Elizabeth McCullough Barbara McGee Anna McGee Barbara McGovern A. William & Anne McKee Bob & Gail McKenna Dana McLernon Gillian & Sean McLernon Pamela Mecke Patricia Medwar Alice Meilman Elsa Mendez Alison Mercier Robert & Regina Mercier Paul Mikowski Henry & Patricia Miller Wayne & Susan Miller Cheryl Miller Rhea Miller Bronwyn Quirk Mohlke Julie Moore Jill Moran Tim & Kathleen Morawski Lloyd & Marcia Morgan Carolyn Mott William & Jackie Mowat Joel Myerson Ruth Nelson Pamela Newton Francena Nichols Robert & Barbara Nicolai Jennifer O'Donnell Leslie Oheir Virginia O'Laughlin Russell & Pam Olivier Hazel Orchard Angie Palmer Matt Park Donna-Maria Pasqua Helen Patch Pete Pederson Jean Pendleton Penfield Golf Club Katy Perrin Jerry Perry Thruston W. & Susan Pettus Ronald & Rita Phillips William & Janet Pickles Andrea Pietras

Michael & Mary Poling Bart & Sherry Pollard Charles & Gloria Pollis Diane Potter Jennifer Prentiss Mary Probo Troy & Desiree Pruitt Beth Puckett Becky Quirk Lois Racz Ruth Rambo Susan Rawls Margarethe Rayburn Peter and Fran Read Samuel & Joan Reed Mark & Elizabeth Rees William Reeside Robert & Deborah Reynolds Octavia Richardson Francis & Rebecca Risher Angelo Rivello John Rivers, Jr. Ashley Riviere John Rogers Kate Rogers Angela Rogers Curt & Donna Rone Arthur & Sheralyn Rosenblum RR Donnelley Patrick & Catherine Ryan Gaetana Saletta Roger & Heather Sampson Amy Sanchez Robert & Karen Savin Rebecca Schambach Robert & Benita Schlau Doug & Kerrie Schmidt Marie Schultz Walter & Karen Sewell Mary Shaw Betsy Reves & Richard Sidebottom Michael Simpson Joy Simpson Peggy Sims Gary & Mary Slaughter Larysa Smarsh Beverly Smith Fred & Joanne Smith Tara Smith Felix & Mirta Soto Delano & Jean Spell Milton & Janice Stanton

Anthony & Ann Stirpe Robin Stoney Kim Sudheimer Suzanne Sullivan Charlotte Sullivan Michele Summers Jerry & Joan Sussman Richard & Barbara Swaja Douglas & Janet Swatski Diane Taormina Betty Taylor Mary Taylor Bob & Lois Taylor Ferdinand & Nancy Tedesco Peggy Theoharous Tobias & West Structural Engineers Richard & Sue Trent Vincent & Mary Ann Truax Hollis Tuma John & Elizabeth Turner Brian & Karen Urquhart Richard & Beverly Valle Coby & Patti Van de Graaf Joseph Vena Carl & Simone Voelker Ellen Waks Alverna Walker Katie Wall R Scott & Adelaide Wallinger John & Cecily Ward Carol Washington Evelina Washington John Wasson Hedy Watrous Herman William Watson John & Caroline Webber Jennifer Werking Michael & Fran Wermuth Kevin & Cindy Whalley Annie Widlicka Jerry Williams Alan & Sandra Williams Lizzie Wilson Carol Wood Alissa Wulf Melissa Wurthmann Alison Wylegala Barr & Carol Younker Jim & Sherry Zahn Emmet & Susan Zahn Courtney Zalinski Tom & Maritza Zeisel Charles & Frances Zoccoli

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Staff FY10-11

Greg Thomas

Tamara Avery

Executive Director

Land Development Manager

Barbara Barker Accounting Manager

Molly Coffey Advancement & Comm. Manager

Rhea Miller

April Gorski Bookkeeper

Development Assistant

Anne Myers

Priscilla Quirk

Amy Sanchez

Volunteer Coordinator

Outreach Coordinator

Office Assistant

Steve Yeomans

AJ Mannarino

Steve Morgan

Mike Rettaliata

Matt Hardy

Melody Bailey

Leonard Blank

Kim Sadler

Construction Manager

Construction Supervisor

Construction Supervisor

Construction Supervisor

Repair Programs Manager

ReStore Manager

ReStore Assistant Manager

ReStore Warehouse Manager

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Maritza Zeisel Family Services Director

Anthony Hilliard Deconstruction Manager



nother year in the history of Sea Island Habitat for Humanity has been completed, our 33rd. The men and women who had the idea and the vision to start this mission on Johns Island in 1978 faced challenges with every step they took. Not only were they starting an affordable housing mission on Johns Island, they were part of a much larger initiative, one that has become one of the most successful “startups” in our time. Habitat for Humanity International began in 1976. Two years later, Sea Island Habitat became the third Habitat affiliate in the world (behind San Antonio and Appalachia). We started on a ten acre tomato farm on Bohicket Road, with a few hammers, a bucket of nails, some donated lumber, $2,500 of donated funds and lots of enthusiasm. Since then Habitat for Humanity collectively has built over 400,000 homes and impacted the lives of over 2 million people. And Sea Island has built homes for almost 300 families on Johns, James, Wadmalaw and Edisto Islands.

Greg Thomas SIHH Executive Director

“Challenges are to be expected. But our success is measured in how we have faced the challenges and how we overcome them.”

Our founders were faced with challenges of finding land, raising funds, finding families, designing homes, and coordinating volunteers. We face many of the same issues today, as well as newer challenges such as sustainability, energy efficiency, land planning, rising costs, a failing housing market nationwide, and an economy that has been less than favorable. And, as was the case in 1978, today’s Habitat family faces each day with upbeat attitudes and unbridled enthusiasm for our work. Given the opportunity and the resources, our land planners find land, our volunteer coordinator finds volunteers, our Family Selection Committee finds families, and our construction staff builds homes—all with smiles on their faces and energy left over at the end of the day. Challenges are to be expected. But our success is measured in how we have faced the challenges and how we overcome them. We’ll face more challenges tomorrow, but I am confident that with the combination of your continued support and prayers and our dedicated staff, management, and Board, we will continue to chip away at substandard housing on Johns, James, Edisto, and Wadmalaw Islands and provide neighbors in need a decent place to live. Thank you for all that you do to help us be successful. Sincerely,

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Sea Island Habitat for Humanity  2545 Bohicket Road  Johns Island, SC   29455 

A Miracle 

A Mission 

A Mission. A Ministry,  A Miracle. 

A Ministry