Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

Contribute to the New York Building Foundation Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to help assist those in our industry displaced by the storm, support selected recovery programs, and sponsor research on ways to improve infrastructure planning and design in light of the storm's impact. To download the donation form, please click here.

World Trade Center Memorial Fund

In response to the tragic attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the outpouring of offers of support from representatives of the design, construction and real estate industry, the Building Foundation established a World Trade Center Memorial Fund. The Fund raised more than $400,000 from member employees, firms, and other industry colleagues. Most of the donated funds were distributed to surviving family members of building industry workers and uniformed personnel who perished on September 11.

In addition, at the New York Building Congress Remembrance and Recognition Dinner in October of 2001, the Fund awarded checks for $25,000 to the United Firefighters Association's 911 Fund, the Port Authority Police Department WTC Disaster Fund and the Building Trades Families Relief Fund. Also at the event, a $25,000 check was donated to a fund for the families of fallen New York City Police Officers from Building Foundation Governor Jack Rudin, Co-Chairman of Rudin Management Company, Inc., in memory of his late brother Lewis. A portion of the Fund's remaining contributions were used for work site memorials given to each of the Building Congress member firms that lost employees in the attack.

Peters Place - A drop-in center for the frail & elderly homeless

Peter's Place, located in the underloft of St. Vincent de Paul Church in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, resembles a senior citizens' center. The staff is friendly. The furniture is comfortable and services to its elderly clients help soften the harshness of life on the streets.

While long on success when it comes to programs, however, Peter's Place needs work -- a lot of it. The building in which the center is housed is more than 150 years old and the Center's plumbing and heating systems no longer meet the needs of the 125 people the Center services daily. Major structural improvements are needed too, and they must be of good quality to meet the safety, health, and handicapped accessibility regulations.

It will take $300,000 to make Peter's Place into a more functional, cost-effective facility. The New York Building Congress and the Partnership for the Homeless have joined together to ask for donations of cash and in-kind goods and services to accomplish full renovation. More than $60,000 has been raised through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Nearly half, however, has been spent already on emergency plumbing and electrical repairs. There is much more to do.

Contributions to Peter's Place may be sent to:
The Partnership for the Homeless
305 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001-6008.


  • ADCO Electrical Corporation
  • Alchemy Consulting
  • Bernstein Associates
  • Bradford Construction Company
  • Bromley Caldari Architects
  • Citywide Demolition & Rubbish Removal
  • EPRI
  • DiGiacomo & Sons
  • Dal Tile International
  • DiGeronimo Pierce
  • Donaldson Acoustics Co., Inc
  • Kel-Mar Designs, Inc.
  • L & L Painting
  • The LZA Group
  • Morse Diesel International, Inc.
  • New York Building Congress
  • New York Building Foundation
  • NYC & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters
  • Romano Gatland
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church
  • V.M. International
  • WDF/Greene
  • William R. Tobias Design

Special thanks to The Archdiocese of New York, the Department of Homeless Services and the New York City Council for making this project possible



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