Our 20th Annual Event!

Join us for a powerful and inspiring virtual event which will raise funds to build and repair homes for families in the Portland Region. Featuring award-winning journalist Ann Curry, this is a program you won’t want to miss. Save the date for April 28, 2021 at 8 am. More details, including how to register, will follow in late January. 

Where & When

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
8:00 am – 9:00 am

2021 Program

Ann Curry

Keynote Speaker

Award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry is the current Executive Producer and reporter of “We’ll Meet Again,” a PBS series that features reunions of people whose lives crossed, and then separated, at pivotal moments and during world-changing events. A former NBC News Network anchor and international correspondent, Curry has covered the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq, reported on nuclear tensions from North Korea and Iran. She has also reported humanitarian disasters, including the tsunamis in Japan and Southeast Asia, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her appeal via Twitter (@AnnCurry) is credited for helping to speed the arrival of humanitarian planes. She is also the force behind groundbreaking prime time hours on Climate Change, poverty in America and Iran.

Steve Messinetti

President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Steve began his 25-year Habitat for Humanity career working at Habitat’s International headquarters in Georgia. Since taking the helm at Habitat in Portland 16 years ago, the organization has tripled the number of people served annually, and currently has plans to triple this number again over the next three years. Under Steve’s leadership, Habitat has been recognized as the Green Home Builder of the Year by Earth Advantage, one of Portland Business Journal’s Most Admired Nonprofits, and received the Rotary Oregon Ethics in Business Award. Steve is an active member of numerous local housing committees.

Brenda Braxton


Brenda is a morning and noon anchor for KGW TV in Portland. In addition to Habitat, Brenda loves devoting time volunteering with organizations like the American Heart Association, Raphael House, and Self Enhancement, Inc.

The Event

  • Hopebuilder Breakfast

Wait List RSVP

At this time, our event capacity is full. Please RSVP  below and if a spot becomes available, you will be notified.

Event Sponsors






Supporting Sponsors

 Dunn Carney

Classique Floors + Tile

HB Design

JE Dunn

Michelle Da Rosa Land & Condo Law

On Point Community Credit Union

Walsh Construction

Challenge Sponsors

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