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Habitat for Humanity Appoints Director of Annual Giving

Americus, Ga. - June 28, 1999 - Michael Irvin has been appointed Habitat for Humanity International’s new Director of Annual Giving.

As Director of Annual Giving, Irvin will be responsible for building a donor recognition program for Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates. Irvin will also be developing a program to encourage mid-level donors to become major donors .

“This really calls to my heart because it’s ministry-related, helps people in immediate need and I like carpentry work,” Irvin said. “Becoming the Director of Annual Giving couldn’t have been a much better fit.”

For the last seven years, Irvin has been Executive Director of the Danville Area Community College Foundation. From 1988 to 1992, Irvin served as Executive Director of the American Cancer Society’s Illinois division.

Irvin has also served as a former board member of the Habitat for Humanity Danville, IL affiliate and as the senior pastor of Muncie Baptist Church in Muncie, IL.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit worldwide ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The homes are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans. Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife Linda, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 75,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 375,000 people worldwide. It has affiliates in every state of the United States and in 63 other countries around the world.