ATLANTA (Oct. 25, 2007) – Ted Dosch, vice president and CFO, North American Region for Whirlpool Corporation, has been elected to serve as treasurer of Habitat for Humanity International’s board of directors. Dosch was chosen to be an officer of the 28-member board that oversees the organization’s mission of building simple, decent housing in partnership with people in need throughout the world.
“I am honored to serve Habitat for Humanity International in this capacity,” said Dosch. “Whirlpool Corporation’s partnership with Habitat has allowed me the opportunity to see firsthand that this organization changes lives. Not just the lives of homeowners, but those of its volunteers and donors. I look forward to my term and to furthering Habitat’s goal of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world.”
A graduate of Ohio University, Dosch’s role as CFO of Whirlpool’s largest region includes leading the financial integration for Whirlpool’s recent acquisition of Maytag Corporation. Since 2000, he has directed Whirlpool Corporation’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, which provides a range and refrigerator for every Habitat home built in North America. Over the past three years, this partnership has expanded to include support in nearly 20 countries around the world.
Outside of his work with Whirlpool Corporation, Dosch volunteers regularly with his local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and has participated in Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Projects around the world. He also works with the Council for World Class Communities to help eliminate substandard housing in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Members of the HFHI board receive no compensation for their voluntary service. Board terms are two years and each member may serve four consecutive terms.
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org .