at the 2013 High Heels and Hard Hats Gala
March 23, 2013: South Jersey, NJ – Habitat for Humanity Burlington County, NJ was honored to award Mitchell Davis of Davis Enterprises as their Volunteer of the Year during the High Heels & Hard Hats Gala at the Laurel Creek Country Club in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Davis was presented his award from Habitat for Humanity by Executive Director Lori Leonard, Congressmen Jon Runyan, presented him with a Proclamation and a Senate resolution from Senator Allen.
Mr. Davis has demonstrated consistent and extraordinary leadership in providing volunteer support and resources to Habitat for Humanity, always accepting the call to help when families are in need. Most recently Davis and his company were instrumental in completing Habitat’s current house in Moorestown, which resulted in a family realizing their dream of celebrating the holiday season in their own home. As head of Davis Enterprises, Davis plans to continue the legacy that was started by his grandfather, Harold Davis, who formed the company in 1962 and is considered a pioneer in South Jersey real estate development.
The evening was hosted by freelance meteorologist Robyn Stevens. The black tie affair included high ticket items within a live auction, a silent auction and a basket raffle. Items included a chance to build with Eagles legends Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas, Disney tickets, various Philadelphia sports packages, and several more. The evening also included a performance by Sandhun Mendis which was followed by a moving speech from Burlington County Habitat for Humanity Partner Family Homeowner Sharon Sprenger. Sprenger started her tearful speech by saying “I still can’t believe I can say I am a homeowner!” Sprenger thanked everyone in the room for supporting the organization that helped her dreams become reality.
Executive Director Lori Leonard said “We were honored to award Mitchell Davis as Volunteer of the Year but the evening was also about hope; the hope that families feel when they have the stability to live and thrive. The hope that they have when they are able to purchase their own home.”
The night would not have been possible without sponsorship from Bronze Nail Sponsors Holman Automotive and Weyerhaeuser. The Cocktail Underwriter was Elite Acura and the Auction Underwriter was Your Part-Time Controller. The Patron Supporters were Roma Bank, Law Office of Lynda Hinkle and CPM Services and the Friend Supporters were Charles J Pliero Inc., Ralphs Market, Baratz & Associates.. Table Sponsors were Davis Enterprises, Fulton Bank, the Wachman Family and the Schrode Family.
Proceeds will support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County, NJ. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to partner with families in need and volunteers to transform lives through decent and affordable homeownership. Habitat for Humanity has built more than 40 affordable homes in Burlington County and provides volunteer opportunities to more than 1000 people per year.