Dave reluctantly, and against his better judgment, gave Rick Allgire his first job in construction and after a few short years, Rick was moving up the ladder and on his way to founding Allgire General Contractors, which eventually led to the Allgire Foundation. Dave kicked off the evening with heartfelt stories of the old days!
Jim, CEO of Affirmed Housing Group, reminisced about the early days of developing affordable housing projects in San Diego with his go-to General Contractor, Allgire. Jim reminded the Gala audience of Rick and Mary Ann Allgire’s passion for helping others and how the Allgire Foundation would be a lasting legacy.
Dale, Allgire’s surety broker since day one, took the Gala audience on a tour of what makes Allgire a successful General Contractor: character, reputation, and integrity. Dale spoke of his strong relationship with Allgire, first with Rick and Mary Ann, and now with Grant as a second generation contractor, and his words of wisdom were priceless.
David’s lighthearted and fun stories about Allgire, Rick and Mary Ann, and the entire team, highlighted how important relationships are and how strong bonds are forged. David brought home the message about helping others and making a difference in people’s lives.
Patrick, Allgire’s Senior Vice President, informed the Gala audience how the commitment to teamwork guarantees the success of an affordable housing project, from the client to the deign professionals and engineers, to the trade partners. Patrick tied it all together to show how teamwork is adding to the success of the Allgire Foundation.
Mike, Allgire’s Senior Project Manager, spoke about his own journey as a fresh out of college graduate looking for a job to a successful career as a project manager. Mike stressed the Allgire motto of work/life balance and having fun doing what you love, including helping others through the Allgire Foundation.
As Allgire’s Senior Estimator, Wyatt talked about making a difference in people’s lives and giving back to the affordable housing community where we work and live. Wyatt reminded the Gala audience why the Allgire Foundation existed and how we all can do our part to help.
As Wakeland Housing & Development’s VP of Real Estate Development, Peter’s touching and moving speech confirmed why developers do what they do, the people that need assistance, and how to make in impact in our communities. Peter inspired us all to be better and spoke about how the Allgire Foundation is making a difference.
Eric Naslund and Maxine Ward
As principals of Studio E, Eric Naslund and Maxine Ward design every affordable housing communities with the residents’ best interests in mind. Studio E creates safe environments for residents where they can thrive and prosper and with the continued effort from Allgire, continue to flourish for generations.
As a longtime educator, daughter of Mary Lou Allgire, and sister of Rick Allgire, Joanna spoke passionately about the Allgire Foundation’s scholarship program and how the Allgire Foundation was transforming lives through education.
Jenna walked the Gala audience down memory lane about her late husband, Mike Pavco, who was well known, respected, and loved by the affordable housing community in San Diego. Jenna reminded us all about the power of giving back and proudly introduced the Allgire Foundation’s Mike Pavco Memorial Scholarship.
As the unstoppable force behind Hitzke Development Corporation, Ginger implored the Gala audience to have fun doing what you love. Ginger showcased the early days of Allgire, her strong relationship with the Allgire family, and provided a touching tribute, and introduction, of Rick and Grant Allgire.
Rick and Grant Allgire
Rick and Grant both gave moving speeches about their families, important people in their lives, and they reminded us all what respect of others is all about. Rick and Grant paid tribute to everyone that contributed to their success over the years, including the entire Gala audience!
Margo Whitchurch and Scott Silber
Margo and Scott co-hosted the Gala and kicked off the evening with fun and inspiring information about Allgire General Contractors, the Allgire Foundation, and the Allgire family. Margo and Scott championed the Allgire Foundation’s mission to transform lives by creating opportunities. Margo and Scott closed the evening with a special toast!