The HMC Designing Futures Foundation (DFF) welcomes Eera Babtiwale, Steve Wilson and Mary Morris to the DFF board of directors. They replace John Nichols, Kevin Wilkeson and Pam Maynard who rotated off the DFF board last year. In 2009, HMC founded the Designing Futures Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, to advance and deepen the firm’s commitment to giving back. DFF board members serve for three years and they are entrusted to ensure that the foundation’s assets are used for charitable purposes.
HMC’s commitment to building community goes beyond architecture. The firm is committed to leveraging all of its assets to positively impact the communities in which HMC operates and its employee owners live and work. Through HMC’s corporate giving, the DFF’s scholarship and community grant programs, volunteerism, pro bono design services, in-kind donations, and environmentally sustainable business practices, HMC is designing a better future for generations to come.
“I love coming to work every day because I get to make a positive impact in our collective environment through high performance design. Being a part of the DFF broadens this potential by supporting amazing and inspiring projects which have positive impacts on multiple levels—projects that give back to our communities socially, economically and ecologically. It is such an honor to be a part of this endeavor, and I am looking forward to the great things which are bound to come.”
– Eera Babtiwale, HMC Ontario
“It’s both an honor and a pleasure to join the Designing Futures Foundation Board of Directors. Its commitment of giving back through community grants, volunteerism, in-kind donations and environmentally sustainable business practices are hard evidence of HMC’s commitment to leaving a positive impact on our society.”
– Steve Wilson, HMC San Diego
“I’m excited to be joining the Designing Futures Board of Directors. I’ve long been on the lookout for ways I can give back to my community; I’ve served on other Boards of Directors and committees and volunteered at numerous events. And since joining HMC, I have been pleased with the level of support the company provides to the community at large—and to bolster my personal efforts. So now I have another way I can give back to the community at large and now, also to HMC. Thank you for the opportunity.”
– Mary Morris, HMC San Jose