Message from Board and Staff
In 2015, our riders continued to have an immense impact on the affordable housing cause, granting over $637,000 to 380 affordable housing organizations across the United States. We celebrated the launch of Drift West, Bike & Build’s newest regional route that engages unique housing nonprofits throughout the Pacific Northwest. We established a partnership with YouthBuild Philadelphia, connecting their young adults to cycling and furthering their impressive record of service. Projects fully or partially funded by Bike & Build produced over 1,100 new homes for individuals and families across the U.S. And we launched the brand new bikeandbuild.org!
We are extremely proud of the impact our 370 riders and four staff had in 2015, despite being faced with the very difficult challenge of losing one of our dedicated riders and leaders, Patrick Wanninkhof, and a serious injury sustained by Bridget Anderson. Patrick showed a deep passion for service, and his loss has brought together our community to further enhance the impact and values that he represented through our organization.
The successes and challenges of 2015 were surmountable and achievable only because of the support we received from our alumni, hosts, donors, and grantees. It is the strength of our community that keeps the wheels turning and hammers swinging. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.
Kristin Anderson, Chair, Board of Directors Natalie Serle’, Senior Program Director Justin Villere, Senior Director of Operations and Development