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Dream Builder Luncheon 2020

Join us on Thursday, November 12th from 12 – 1pm for Dallas Area Habitat’s First Virtual Dream Builders Luncheon. The Luncheon will feature chairs: Lee Bird and many more guest speakers. Join us to give back!

Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive, and decent housing has become particularly important during this pandemic as all families shelter in place.

This year, we are thrilled to present our signature event, the Dream Builders Luncheon on a virtual platform! We will celebrate this community, highlight the work of Dallas Habitat, and showcase the success of our partner families. This will be our first-ever Dream Builders Virtual Luncheon where guests will have the opportunity to hear personal stories of Habitat families, hear a word from our keynote speaker, and participate generously from the comfort of their own home.

The Chair

Lee Bird

Chief Executive Officer for At Home

Lewis L. (Lee) Bird III serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for At Home. Mr. Bird joined the company in December 2012 and in a short time has transformed the 35-year-old Garden Ridge brand into the more consumer-relevant At Home retail chain.
Before joining the company, Mr. Bird held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as Managing Director of The Gores Group, a global private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and partnering with mature and growing businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Bird served as President of Nike Affiliates for Nike Inc., Chief Operating Officer of Gap and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy.

In addition, he was Vice President of Finance & Operations for Gateway, Inc.; Senior Director of Corporate Finance for AlliedSignal, Inc., and Director of Finance & Business Management at AlliedSignal Engines. He has also held various senior financial and strategic positions for Ford Motor Company and served as Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer for BayBanks, Inc. Mr. Bird received his MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. Lee is currently on the National Advisory Committee for Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.

Special Message By

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin wants everyone to know one thing. He’s never going to stop pushing the envelope. Franklin’s latest musical offering—and 13th studio album—is the aptly titled LONG LIVE LOVE from his RCA-distributed label, Fo Yo Soul Recordings. But even before the album’s May 31st release date, its first single is already laying down some serious groundwork.

“Love Theory” bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and has kept the position on lock for thirty-nine weeks. The vibrant track marked the singer’s record-extending seventh No. 1, and his second start atop the chart. With 1 million U.S. streams in its first week per Nielsen Music, “Love Theory” also opened at No. 1 on Gospel Streaming Songs as well as Gospel Digital Song Sales. Its colorful and energetic video has accumulated over 17.3 million YouTube views and counting. The album “Long Live Love” and single “Love Theory” won two Grammys in January 2020. Franklin says, “It’s my constant story about this message of love, the love of God, and me trying to play my role in that conversation.”

“We’re living in an era where so many things compete for the attention of our hearts,” says Franklin. “They don’t all have to be bad, but these things can become what matters to us more than they’re supposed to. “Idols” and every song on the album just bubbled up and out—a tapestry of what I believe, how I feel, what I want, and my struggles. It’s the good, the bad, and the ugly,” says Franklin. After culling through 50 to 60 song ideas, Franklin began collaborating with his fraternity of co-producers, Ron Hill, Shaun Martin, Max Stark, and S1. His last album, 2015’s Losing My Religion, won a GRAMMY Award winner for Best Gospel Album in 2017. It boasted guest turns by gospel and R&B artists including Kim Burrell, Lalah Hathaway, Tasha Cobbs, and Tamela Mann. Franklin opted to let the music—a flavorful mélange of gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and other influences—play the feature role on LONG LIVE LOVE. Celebrating his 26th career anniversary this year, the winner of more than 40 Stellar Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and 16 Dove Awards is also busy pushing the envelope in other endeavors. Franklin brought his total GRAMMY tally to 16 Grammys at the 62nd annual ceremony this year.

In 2020, Franklin has his eyes set on another successful Exodus Music & Arts Festival, fantastic additions to the Kirk Franklin Praise channel on SiriusXM, and starting production on his bio-pic. “You already know what I’m going to say,” Franklin answers with a hearty laugh when asked about the secret behind his career longevity and indefatigable drive to keep pushing. “It’s because of somebody bigger than me and you. I’m the most non-perfect person in the world. But having an opportunity to be here still and communicate this faith that I believe in … I don’t know what else I could ask for.”

Signature Sponsors

For more information about becoming a Signature Sponsor, please contact Carmen Holmes at cholmes@dallas-habitat.org

$50,000 Dream Builder

Top Billing on Event Sponsorship program posted on Habitat website  Logo/Name on all event-related Material

Unlimited Tickets for Virtual Event – you can invite your own company to attend!

Name included in Dallas Habitat Press Release

Logo on Dallas Habitat Webpage

Full-screen logo placement in our Thank You video

Two (2) Team Volunteer Days of your choosing with logo placement on build site banner *

Accompanying media release for build day engagement

Mentions on Social Accounts

Company Representative participates in live event to express support for Dallas Habitat mission and introduce one of the event guests (first come first served)

50 encouraging signs donated to Habitat Families in your honor

$25,000 Foundation

Logo/Name on all event-related Material

Unlimited Tickets for Virtual Event – you can invite your own company to attend!

Name included in Dallas Habitat Press Release

Logo on Dallas Habitat Webpage

Full screen logo placement in our Thank You video

One (1) Team Volunteer Day of your choosing with logo placement on build site banner

Accompanying media release for build day partnership

Mentions on Social Accounts

Pre-recorded comments included in live event – opportunity to intro one of the event guests (first come first served)

25 encouraging signs donated to Habitat families in your honor

$15,000 Heartbeat of Habitat

Logo/Name on all event-related Material

Unlimited Tickets for Virtual Event – you can invite your own company to attend!

Name included in Dallas Habitat Press Release

Logo on Dallas Habitat Webpage

Full-screen logo placement in our Thank You video

Mentions on Social Accounts

15 encouraging signs donated to Habitat families in your honor

$10,000 Builder

Logo/Name on all event-related Material

Unlimited Tickets for Virtual Event – you can invite your own company to attend!

Name included in Dallas Habitat Press Release

Logo on Dallas Habitat Webpage

Full-screen logo placement in our Thank You video

Mentions on Social Accounts  

10 encouraging signs donated to Habitat families in your honor

$5,000 Framer

Logo/Name on all event-related Material

Unlimited Tickets for Virtual Event – you can invite your own company to attend!

Logo on Dallas Habitat Webpage

5 encouraging signs donated to Habitat families in your honor

$1,000 Table Captain

Logo/Name on list of Table Captains shared during Live event

Unlimited Tickets for Virtual Event – we encourage you to commit to bringing at least 20 friends to attend the event.

Individual Sponsors

All donations go towards helping reach our overall goal to support our families sponsored by the Dream
Builders Program.

Give a Gift. Give the Dream

Whether your donation is $1000, $500, or $100, every dollar counts.
Take a look at some of the items that your donation supports.

$10,000

Completed roof for 1 entire home

$5,000

Down Payment Assistance support for a family

$2,500

Flooring for 1 home

$1,000

400 digital education course completions or 50 gallons of paint
$500
Exterior decking walls for one home or 2 first time buyer course completions
$250
1 Educational webinar class or 1 front door
$100
4 Credit reports or 3 buckets of nails.
With your gift of $100 or more before November 12, we will deliver a yard sign to you promoting your partnership with Dallas Habitat. We will also deliver a sign with “words of encouragement” to a current Habitat Homeowner.” Republic Services volunteers will place these kindness signs in the front yards of Dallas Habitat Homeowners. Our goal is to bring kindness and encouragement to all 1206 Dallas Habitat Homeowners!

We are incredibly grateful to you for helping us spread kindness throughout Dallas!

Please complete the below form with your home address or the address you would like us to deliver your Donor sign to:

Thank you to our sponsors

Sign Printing

Sign Distribution

For more information please contact Carmen Holmes, Vice President of Development
at (817) 300-5478 or cholmes@dallas-habitat.org