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WILMINGTON — The Delaware Business Times is excited to announce the 2022 honorees of its second annual CEO of the Year program.
The awards program honors the efforts of Delaware’s top-ranking business leaders in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors. The winners, chosen by an independent judging panel, will be honored at a July 14 charity golf outing, dinner and awards presentation at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark. Tickets are available here.
The Medium Nonprofit CEO of the Year honoree is Anthony DePrima, executive director of Dover-based Energize Delaware, which provides energy-efficiency grants, loans and training to low-income residents and organizations that serve the public. DePrima oversees millions of dollars that have been disseminated to residents and nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Wilmington Senior Center, Kingswood Community Center, and more. DePrima is also a former city manager of Dover, and he currently serves on Capitol School District school board, as well as the boards of NCALL, the Dover Library Foundation and the Kent County Conservancy.
Supporting national partners – At Home, Carrier Global Corporation, Rocket Mortgage, and U.S. Bank Foundation – join to help raise awareness and support
ATLANTA, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In March 2020, home took on a new and powerful meaning. It became the first line of defense against disease, our refuge and haven, and the place where people found hope during times of uncertainty. As the world contends with year three of the pandemic, rising inflation, and economic volatility, access to safe, stable, and affordable housing continues to play a critical role in the lives of millions of families around the world.
Today, Habitat for Humanity kicks off its sixth annual Home is the Key campaign to increase awareness around the need for affordable housing and raise funds to help families achieve stability through shelter. Four partners – At Home: The Home Décor Superstore, Carrier Global Corporation, Rocket Mortgage, and U.S. Bank Foundation – are joining the campaign to support Habitat’s mission of building homes, community and hope in the U.S. and around the world.
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — A Delaware nonprofit, sponsored in part by Exelon, is giving $800,000 to support building climate smart homes. Eyewitness News was in Wilmington Thursday morning.
Money from Energize Delaware is going to the nonprofit New Ecology Inc. It will collaborate with developers on all-electric homes.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers will meet to work on a special community build project later this month. The First Baptist Panel Build will be on Saturday, March 12 in the Habitat parking lot.
Over 100 volunteers are expected to show up and help build the panels of a new home. The volunteers are from First Baptist Castle Street and First Baptist Main Street of Murfreesboro.
The walls that are being constructed on March 12th are for “Amber’s” house, a future Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Rutherford County. Volunteers plan to build “ALL” the walls of the home in just 5-hours.
Amber, the future homeowner, has been attending Habitat’s Financial Literacy and Homeowner Education program and will complete 300 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction of her house as well as other Habitat houses and the Habitat ReStore.
The young mother works at Nissan in Smyrna, but is currently living in Columbia, Tennessee. She’s excited to soon be living be closer to work!
Amber’s son is 14-years-old and is very excited to have his own bedroom and a neighborhood to that will feel like a real home.
Meanwhile, Amber’s 3-year-old daughter was born with Coffin Siris Syndrome. The young child faces health issues daily. Her mother, a future homeowner, is looking forward to having more healthcare and a variety of services for her daughter in Murfreesboro.
Sen. Coons joins AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith for AmeriCorps Swearing-in Ceremony, Habitat for Humanity site visit
WILMINGTON, Del. – Today at 1:30pm, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) along with Michael Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps will host a swearing-in ceremony for participating AmeriCorps programs in Delaware at Wilmington Public Library. Participating AmeriCorps programs may include Economic Mobility Corps, National Health Corps–Delaware, Public Allies Delaware, Reading Assist, and Teach for America–Delaware. Events will conclude following a site visit from Senator Coons and Michael Smith at New Castle County Habitat for Humanity welcoming a new homeowner.
Sen. Coons, a long time AmeriCorps champion and inductee into the National Service Hall of Fame in 2021, helped to secure $1 billion for AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors in the American Rescue Plan. As the lead author of the CORPS Act, Sen. Coons has led the charge to grow AmeriCorps to 250,000 members annually and advocated for an increased federal investment to make that goal a reality.
WHO: U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), Michael Smith, AmeriCorps CEO
WHEN: AmeriCorps ceremony, 1:30pm-2:50pm; Habitat for Humanity site visit, 3:00pm-4:00pm