Building the Future of the Remodeling Industry
Since the fall of 2016, nearly $100,000 has been donated to Kansas City NARI Futures Fund and over $45,000 has been given to area school districts construction trades programs and non-profit organizations with a construction related focus.
The school districts and non-profit organizations who have been awarded grants include:
- Independence School District
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- Northland Career Center
- Olathe Public Schools
- Turner High School
- National Institute for Construction Excellence
Futures Fund Purpose:
The purpose of the Kansas City NARI Futures Fund, the educational and charitable arm of the Kansas City NARI chapter, is to engage in educational programs and activities for the benefit and enlightenment of the public with respect to home remodeling and improvement.
The remodeling industry is thriving, offering full employment and generous compensation. Besides a healthy paycheck, there is a tremendous reward in contributing toward a job well done. Completing a project and knowing that one’s work will stand for years to come is a major component of job satisfaction.
Remodeling: A Sound Investment and Rewarding Career
Home improvement and remodeling is now a $300 billion per year industry, with no limits in sight. Environmental awareness puts a greater emphasis on maintaining and restoring older housing stock in urban areas. High transportation costs make a long commute impractical, and today’s families often prefer to remodel, staying in familiar neighborhoods near school, church and work. There is an increasing need for young, well-trained craftsmen to carry on the work as an older generation nears retirement. Remodeling careers are immensely rewarding in terms of personal satisfaction, skill development and generous income.
Impact of Donations to the Futures Fund
The Future Funds, administered as a 501-C3 charity through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, is an ongoing way to enhance and promote careers in the remodeling industry. The Kansas City NARI Futures Fund focuses fundraising and giving efforts toward attracting individuals to careers in the industry and improving training, educational and job opportunities that are available from remodeling contractors, subcontractors, and related supplier companies. Donations from companies, foundations or individuals are appreciated.
Annually a fund raising event is hosted at Topgolf to secure funds for Kansas City NARI Futures Fund. Thank you to the 2018 corporate sponsors: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery/Franke, Marvin Windows & Doors, Boise Cascade, and James Hardie Siding/Trim, along with 18 golf bay sponsors, for making the 2nd Annual Drive for the Future fund raising event a huge success!