After five productive years of raising support for Habitat’s work, Development Director William “Bill” Andreas is moving to North Carolina to be nearer to family. Bill’s last day with Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam was March 3.
Bill started with Habitat in 2014 after moving to West Virginia from Fort Wayne, Indiana where he had spent many years working for Easterseals. During His five-year stopover in Charleston, Bill helped expand Habitat’s signature annual fundraising event “A Taste of… in Charleston” where each year a restaurant from hours away comes to Charleston for one evening in support of Habitat’s mission. He created the “TGIF Builder’s Club” that helped bring out an additional 300 volunteers each year, and Habitat’s Legacy Society, a planned-giving program.
As one of his final achievements with Habitat, Bill helped secure an Affordable Housing Program grant that will help complete the North Hills Drive neighborhood on which Habitat has been working for the last several years.
Bill is moving south to be closer to his family. He says he is excited to watch his 15-month-old granddaughter grow and spend time with his son and daughter-in-law. He will be living in Wilmington, North Carolina and spending his free time fishing the waters of the Atlantic. If you go looking for Bill, you will find him smiling on Carolina Beach with a fishing pole in hand.