WBC Foundation

CRAFTSMAN HALL OF FAME CAMPAIGN

Founded in 2008, the Craftsman Hall of Fame currently showcases 33 individuals who serve as exceptional examples of professionalism and dedication in our industry.  The Hall of Fame celebrates those who do - those who do the physical labor of building, day in and day out.  In no other setting are the men and women who actually do the work elevated and honored for their extreme skill and dedication to their trade.

The Campaign for the Craftsman Hall of Fame seeks to raise $250,000 to sustain ongoing operations for the Hall of Fame through June 2025. The Hall of Fame is co-located with the Washington Building Congress headquarters in downtown Washington, DC.  It was designed by award-winning exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum Associates of New York City and is being built by local exhibit fabricator Explus Incorporated.

By sharing the personal stories of these superior craftsmen, the Hall of Fame promotes the highest professional standards and exemplary leadership models.  Using interactive touch screen technology, the Hall of Fame is a permanent record of craftsmanship stories and achievements.  Each inductee’s story is told through video narrative so that visitors will understand why this work is vital and what inspires these master craftsmen. 

Serving as an inspirational platform, the Craftsman Hall of Fame will create visibility within the industry, encourage future generations of craftsmen and provide general public education about the construction trades.

RECOGNITION LEVELS

All gifts made to the Craftsman Hall of Fame Campaign are gratefully accepted.

Skyscraper - Gifts of $50,000 or more

  • Permanent prominent listing as a founding donor of the Craftsman Hall of Fame
  • Special recognition at 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet and continuing recognition each year thereafter
  • Special recognition on Washington Building Congress website homepage and publications
  • Availability to host annual private event in Hall of Fame through 2025
  • Invitation to the 2017-2025 Washington Building Congress Board of Director’s Leadership Dinners
  • Table at the 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet

Tower - Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999

  • Prominent permanent listing as a founding donor of the Craftsman Hall of Fame
  • Special recognition at 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet and continuing recognition each year thereafter
  • Special recognition on Washington Building Congress website and publications
  • Availability to host private event in Hall of Fame
  • Invitation to 2017 Washington Building Congress Board of Director’s Leadership Dinner
  • 4 tickets for the 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet

Building - Gifts of $15,000 - $24,999

  • Permanent listing as a founding donor of the Craftsman Hall of Fame
  • Special recognition at 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet and continuing recognition each year thereafter
  • Special recognition on Washington Building Congress website and publications

Mezzanine - Gifts of $10,000 - $14,999

  • Permanent listing as a founding donor of the Craftsman Hall of Fame
  • Special recognition at 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet and continuing recognition each year thereafter
  • Special recognition on Washington Building Congress website and publications

PodiumGifts of $5,000 - $9,999

  • Permanent listing as a founding donor of the Craftsman Hall of Fame
  • Special recognition at 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet and continuing recognition each year thereafter
  • Special recognition on Washington Building Congress website and publications

FoundationGifts of $2,500 - $4,999

  • Permanent listing as a founding donor of the Craftsman Hall of Fame
  • Special recognition at 2017 Craftsmanship Award Banquet and continuing recognition each year thereafter
  • Special recognition on Washington Building Congress website and publications

Gifts of less than $2,500 will be recognized at the 2017 Craftsmanship Awards banquet and listed on the website during 2017.

 

Washington Building Congress Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Please see your tax advisor with specific tax questions.

For more information, contact WBC President Steve Kenton at 202.293.5922