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BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation

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The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation was established in 2001 as a 501 (c) (3) charitable, non-profit organization to support building industry workforce development, training, and education initiatives in Washtenaw County. The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation also supports local housing related charities.

Mission Statement

The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation:

• Promotes training, education and career opportunities in the building and related industries.

• Supports charities and community service programs, primarily focusing on or advocating
for housing, home ownership, and independent living within Washtenaw County.

• Partners with members of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor
to better serve our community through philanthropy.


Pillar Awards, Silent Auction Fundraiser for the BRAGAA Foundation & Elections

General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, November 1, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Polo Fields of Ann Arbor, 5200 Polo Fields Drive, Ann Arbor
FREE TO the first member rep. with advanced registration, each additional rep. is $35.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Includes your choice of entree and is FREE with RSVP to members AND prospective members.

Download the invitation with Auction item info here (PDF).


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The Annual BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation Golf Outing

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
The Polo Fields – Ann Arbor, 5200 Polo Fields Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Sign up for this fun-filled day on the links!  It is also a great networking opportunity and  that benefits the BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation.

What’s Included?
* Driving range prior to golf
* 18-holes including cart
* Lunch at registration
* Buffet dinner after golf
* 2 Drink tickets

Hole-In-One Prize – Win $10,000 Cash!
Hole #3 – 169 yards – Sponsored by Stites Financial


 Register Online Here

Questions? Please contact us at 734-996-0100 or email Andrea at



The Kitty Lynch Rose Scholarship Fund

Honoring Kitty’s life and her flourishing involvement in the construction industry, The Builders and Remodelers
Association of Greater Ann Arbor offer a $2,500 educational scholarship in Kitty’s name, awarded to young
women who reside in Washtenaw County and who possess a strong desire to gain further education in a
construction related field at a community college, trade school, university, or apprenticeship training program.

Capitalizing on her talent and flair in the construction industry, Kitty worked tirelessly developing a fulfilling
career that she was truly proud of and passionate about, one of the many things that she is remembered for.

Download Scholarship Fund details and the contribution form here

Questions? Contact: Andrea Sullivan at 734-996-0100 or


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Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program
The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation is a proud supporter of The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program. Join us in support of these local students that hope to be part of our bright future in the building industry.

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Questions? Contact: Andrea Sullivan at 734-996-0100 or


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For 25 Years, The BRAGAA Foundation administered this event. The final Festive Affair was in 2016.

The need for support continues at The Salvation Army Ken & Marianna Staples Family Center, a 35 bed temporary home for residents that offers life skills teaching programs and helps residents achieve self-sufficiency. Over the years, many have attained higher education, financial independence and flourishing careers.

Learn more about The Staples Family Center at or call 734-761-7750. It is located at 3660 Packard Road, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Salvation Army Ken and Marianna Staples Family Center

More information at


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Camp Liberty
Camp Liberty supports programs designed to aid in the rehabilitation and reintegration of U.S. military service members, Veterans and their families, through inclusive outdoor recreation. Camp Liberty provides an environment conducive to the therapeutic experience facilitated by a natural wilderness setting, helping individuals develop life skills or face health challenges.  Camp Liberty’s base of operations, 137 acres located in Norvell Township of Jackson County, MI, is operated by Camp Liberty through a long-term land sharing agreement. Under this agreement, Camp Liberty Inc.  utilizes this property for its recreational and therapeutic programs.

More information visit


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Help for the Home Front
This nonprofit organization works helps deployed soldiers maintain their homes.

We can help with routine home maintenance like a sink that doesn’t work or a front  door that won’t close, or a roof leak, anything that needs fixIng on a home.

We are looking for soldiers that need help. There is no special qualification other than being deployed and having a home to fix.

Our goal is to relieve the mind of the soldier who is deployed. The last thing they need to worry about is a broken kitchen faucet at home while they’re half-way around the world.

Start by submitting a request!
Our team of local volunteer professional builders, remodelers, tradespeople, services and suppliers will review these and let you know if we can help.

Submit your requests through this online form or call 734-996-0100.

We also welcome more volunteers and donations. Please contact us as detailed above to offer your contributions.

Thank you!

David HaigD.A. Haig Construction, LLC


Our History

The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation has supported the following organizations through direct contributions.

Neighborhood Senior Services – Received 1/4 of the proceeds from the sale of the House of Dreams.
Washtenaw Affordable Housing Corp. – Received 1/4 of the proceeds from the sale of the House of Dreams.
Avalon Housing, Inc. – Received 1/4 of the proceeds from the sale of the House of Dreams.
Michigan Ability Partners – For materials to build a park/gazebo on low income housing project.
Rebuilding Together (Formerly Christmas in April) – Held an annual one-day repair event for homeowners.
The Salvation Army Ken and Marianna Staples Family Center – Annual sponsor of the Festive Affair fundraiser auction.
Jewish Family Services – Funding a new accessible living program.
Housing Bureau for Seniors – Sponsoring the annual Aging-In-Place conference for the elderly.
Habitat for Humanity – Funding the development and set-up of a Re-Store facility where builders can donate their gently used or surplus materials.


The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation relies in large part, on the generosity of our donors, both individuals and companies who realize the importance of the BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation mission. The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation is a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We do not receive any State or Federal dollars.

If you are interested in supporting the Foundation’s mission, your donation is appreciated. Contributions to the BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation are tax deductible. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift.

Please send your check to:
BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation
179 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, 48103


Scholarship Program

The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation sponsors a number of college scholarships each year for students who are pursuing degrees in building industry related fields.

Learn more about our scholarship program and apply here.

BRAGAA Foundation
Board of Directors

The BRAG Ann Arbor Foundation is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Jamie Trumble
Second Edition, Inc.

Pat Durston
Secretary / Treasurer
Reinhart Realtors

Allan Lutes
Past President
Alpha Design Build

Harvey Berman
Bodman, LLP

Diane Gilson
InfoPlus Accounting

David Rhoads
Homeowner Services of America

Rick Stites
Stites Financial

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