Dear Members –

On the occasion of our 75th anniversary, the Washington Building Congress (WBC) is launching a campaign to establish a permanent home for the Craftsman Hall of Fame. It is our aim to create an on-going exhibit that highlights the history of the Craftsmanship Awards and the accomplishments of the distinguished members of the Hall of Fame.

For over 57 years, WBC has honored the men and women who achieve at the highest level of their crafts. More than 10,000 craftsmen have been recognized through the Craftsmanship Awards Program. In 2008, WBC established the Craftsman Hall of Fame to salute craftsmen who demonstrate extraordinary dedication, exceptional skill, quality craftsmanship and enduring commitment. Hall of Fame members represent the best of the best in our industry and they deserve a place of enduring tribute for their achievements.

The WBC Board of Directors voted to match the first $50,000 raised for the WBC Foundation to support the permanent home for the Hall of Fame. The campaign has already inspired generous donations from numerous past WBC chairmen.

We hope you, the WBC members, will support us in this special mission. WBC is currently seeking donations from members for themed-gift baskets that will be auctioned the night of the 75th anniversary celebration (September 26, 2013 at Columbia Country Club). The themes and suggested associated items are available on the WBC website.

Thank you for your continued participation in WBC. As we are told time and time again, it is our members that make WBC exceptional. We look forward to celebrating our 75th anniversary with all of you this fall.

Jim Klein, WBC Chairman
Joel Zingeser, WBC Chairman-Elect