Chantilly, VA, September 29, 2016
HomeAid Northern Virginia announced today that Russell S. Rosenberger, Jr., president of Madison Homes has won its annual Presidents’ Award. HomeAid Northern Virginia builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities to invest more of their budgets in supportive programs and services rather than building expenses. The Presidents’ Award, presented to an individual, a company or an organization that has shown exceptional dedication to the goal of ending homelessness with service to HomeAid Northern Virginia, is the organization’s highest honor.
Russ has a long tenure of involvement with HomeAid Northern Virginia. An active and engaged member of its board of directors since 2004, Russ has served as board president twice, first in 2006 and again in 2013. Under Russ’ leadership, Madison Homes completed four shelter projects with HomeAid Northern Virginia, leaving lasting impact on the Northern Virginia region and ensuring that vulnerable families have access to safe and stable housing options. Madison Home’s collaborations with HomeAid include renovations to the Doorways for Women and Families shelter (Arlington) and Shelter House/NOVACO (Fairfax) shelters, both transitional housing programs that provide a secure place for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Most recently, Madison Homes served as the “builder captain” for a renovation of a Community Residences group home in Arlington providing individuals with mental health and intellectual disabilities supportive housing and the physical, mental and emotional services needed to facilitate independent living.
“Russ’ long time leadership, collaborative approach and tireless commitment to ending local homelessness made him an ideal candidate for the Presidents’ Award. He understands the strength and power of uniting the builder community with organizations that provide shelter and transitional housing. Together, we aid in the creation and upgrading of stable living spaces for individuals and families in the process of rebuilding their lives,” said Greg Carter, senior vice president of commercial real estate banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and president of HomeAid Northern Virginia. “Russ appreciates what it means to rebuild: a home, a shelter and a life. His leadership and active involvement in our strategic planning has helped drive HANV success and expansion from 2-3 local projects per year a decade ago to now more than 10 projects per year serving our local community.”
In addition to his involvement with HomeAid, Russ is an active member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA). He has also held past positions as president of the NVBIA Fairfax Chapter and as president of NVBIA and has served on the boards of directors of the Home Builders Association of Virginia and the National Association of Home Builders.
Russ will receive his award at HomeAid Northern Virginia’s 15th Anniversary Gala and Auction, November 5, 2016, 6:30 pm, at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles.
About HomeAid Northern Virginia
HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, engages the resources and interests of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners in order to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties owned by homelessness service providers that help homeless people gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. The organization was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then, has completed more than 111 projects valued at more than $13.8 million, serving more than 95,000 homeless individuals.