Architectural Foundation Names New Board Member


PONTIAC — Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County CEO/Executive Director Tim Ruggles was recently appointed to the board of trustees for the Michigan Architectural Foundation.

“Offering my years of non-profit experience toward the governance of MAF, I am honored to be appointed to this board,” said Ruggles,. “I will strive to connect and create opportunities for collaboration between nonprofits. It is a very logical blend of activity and involvement, considering the focus of housing, construction and design in both Habitat and MAF.”

Founded in 1957 by the Michigan Society of Architects (now AIA Michigan), the Michigan Architectural Foundation is one of the oldest architectural foundations in the United States. Michigan Architectural Foundation is dedicated to the promotion, perpetuation and preservation of architecture as a fine art, by serving as a visible resource for funding, information and educational programs.

Ruggles was also recently appointed to the board of directors for Habitat Michigan.

Habitat for Humanity, a worldwide initiative to ensure safe, affordable housing for all people, is a grassroots effort to invigorate local neighborhoods and communities. In Oakland County, the affiliate is busy fielding applications from hundreds of potential homeowners, organizations interested in sponsoring build sites, and volunteers ready to levy a hammer or secure a roof.