As a member of the Washington Building Congress, you are also part of the nonprofit WBC Foundation established in 1994 for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The Foundation is exempt from Federal taxes under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions for income tax purposes as provided in the Code. With the WBC annual dues renewal notice, members are asked to make a voluntary, tax deductible contribution to support the Foundation. Further bequests, legacies, devices, transfers, or gifts to the WBC Foundation for the Foundation's use are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes.
The WBC Craftsman Hall of Fame is a major industry recognition program funded and administered through the WBC Foundation. Founded in 2008, the Hall of Fame currently showcases 41 individuals who serve as exceptional examples of professionalism and dedication in our industry. The Hall of Fame celebrates 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.
By sharing the personal stories of these superior craftsmen, the Craftsman Hall of Fame promotes the highest professional standards and exemplary leadership models. The Hall of Fame provides a permanent home to record craftsmanship stories and achievements. Each inductee’s story is told through video narrative so that visitors can understand why this work is vital and what inspires these master craftsmen. Serving as an inspirational platform, the Hall of Fame creates visibility within the industry, encourages future generations of craftsmen and provides general public education about the construction trades.
The WBC Foundation is currently developing a new Tools of the Trades grant program to assist students and future craftsman seeking career opportunities in our industry.
For more information regarding the Washington Building Congress Foundation, please call the WBC at (202) 293-5922.