When: October 21-October 30.
The online auction will open on October 21 and close promptly on October 30 at 8:00 pm. Enter our auction here!
Auction wins must be picked up at the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity office located at 2401 Scott Blvd SE in Iowa City at the following dates and times:
Monday November 1 through Friday November 5, 9:00 am-6:00 pm.
Thank you to our generous event sponsors, Neumann Monson Architects, Green State Credit Union, Plumb Supply Company, MidWestOne Bank and Lyse Strnad and Thomas Leavenworth! Thanks, as well, to Lammers Construction Services, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, White Dog Auto, Hills Bank & Trust, Bea Day Plumbers, the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association, Studio Combine, Joan and John Pieper, Jan and Jim Down, Kazi and Lee Alward, Horaleo Ukpan, and Jane Hagedorn and Vicki Nelson for their sponsorship!
For event questions, email email@example.com or call 319-519-6121.
Visit our Facebook event page.
Each year, IVHFH seeks an influential woman in the community to honor with the Women Build. The honoree works with a committee of women to raise $55,000 in local donations and recruit volunteers to help a local family build an affordable home and to help an existing homeowner make affordable repairs or accessibility modifications to their home. Along with the efforts of the Women Build committee, a local family will partner with IVHFH to build an energy-efficient home that they will purchase with an affordable home mortgage. The Habitat homeownership program ensures that the household pays no more than 30% of their income to cover housing costs allowing more of their funds to be dedicated toward other essentials like education, health and transportation. Additionally, Women Build will support a local resident in need of critical home repairs and/or accessibility modifications. Through Helping Hands, a homeowner will receive affordable repairs so they can live more safely in their existing home.
Jane and the Women Build committee encourage everyone, regardless of gender, to take part in any way they can. We need supporters to swing a hammer on the construction site, provide food for volunteers, make in kind donations or financial donations and attend fundraising events.
This year marks the 12th Women Build for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity and Women Build honoree, Jane Hagedorn, has played an essential role in each and every one of them; from serving on the Women Build steering committee each year to providing plumbing labor with Bea Day Plumbers on every Women Build. In short, we simply would not be where we are today celebrating 29 years of building without Jane Hagedorn.
Jane has been an avid supporter of an incredible number of causes in the Iowa City area for decades. She recently retired from her plumbing business, Bea Day Plumbers, which she has owned since the 1980s. Before that she coached the University of Iowa women’s softball team from 1974 to 1980 and played a key role alongside former Women’s Athletic Director Christine Grant in the implementation of Title IX at the University.
For years, Bea Day Pumbers was staffed solely by women and Jane was integral in opening doors for women in construction trades in the area. She continues to support women through education, mentorships, and friendships. “Jane helped us get involved with Iowa Valley Habitat For Humanity on our first project for a home for Habitat homeowner in Iowa City” says Katie Lammers, owner with her husband Dan of Lammers Construction Services. “Since then she has led the charge on all Women Build houses, donating the plumbing labor and providing access to donated or discounted materials. It has been a real honor to work with Jane and most of all to have her ongoing friendship and support."
Jane has also served on the Remodelers Council of the Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association and has received both the Remodeler and Associate of the Year Awards. She is also involved with TRAIL (Tools and Resources for Active, Independent Living) which helps older members of our community to safely age in place. In 2015, Jane was named a Woman of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal. Bea Day Plumbers has received the Better Business Bureau award for Business Integrity, the International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s Leading Organization REACH award. Jane was also named a Woman of Conviction by United Way of Johnson County. In 2008 Jane was appointed to serve as a founding member of the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board where she was instrumental in establishing the regulations for state licensure for plumbers and mechanical trades.
"Jane is one of those women who breaks down barriers” says Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Construction Manager, Christy Shipley. “She never allows any kind of glass ceiling, gender wall, or other barrier to stop her when it comes to being her best or giving her best to our community. The greatest thing about Jane, though, is how she always made sure there was a path for those of us who followed after her. That she always had her hand outstretched to us, that we might not lose our way."
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity is proud to have Jane on our team!
[Jane] never allows any kind of glass ceiling, gender wall, or other barrier to stop her when it comes to being her best or giving her best to our community. The greatest thing about Jane, though, is how she always made sure there was a path for those of us who followed after her. That she always had her hand outstretched to us, that we might not lose our way."
Despite the constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat and Lowe’s remain committed to raising awareness of the need for safe and affordable housing among women.
- Through International Women Build Week, Habitat and Lowe’s are showing their commitment by expanding the program’s reach in 2021.
- Lowe’s increased their donation from $1.9 million in FY2020 to nearly $2.7 million in FY2021, allowing Habitat to support more women-led households through the campaign.
- This year, more than 300 Women Build projects will kick off across United States, Canada and India on International Women’s Day (March 8).
- Lowe’s support of Habitat has helped more than 18,000 Habitat partner families improve their living conditions.
Habitat and Lowe’s are also raising awareness of the unprecedented challenges women are facing during the pandemic. Despite being frontline health care professionals in the fight against COVID-19, and essential workers in other critical sectors such as food service, transportation and education, women are disproportionately bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s economic consequences around the globe.
- Habitat will host a live, virtual conversation to explore the economic effects of the pandemic on women, and how safe, decent housing is a cornerstone in supporting stability and unlocking opportunities for economic mobility.
- The event, +You: Women, housing and the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place Thursday, March 11 at 11am EST: https://youtu.be/s6iA5JDaa8w.
Join Habitat and Lowe’s by using #BuildHer to advocate for housing affordability, promote virtual events, donate to support Habitat’s work, and raise awareness of these critical issues.
- To learn more, visit habitat.org/womenbuild or follow #BuildHer on social media to share and view inspirational stories from around the world.
The Stud Project
Provide a Donation
Monetary gifts or in-kind gifts will directly support construction of the Women Build home. Needs for gift-in-kind donations include food, construction services and materials, items for our silent auction, and prizes for our Christine Grant Run/Walk/Build Week.
Make donations online and visit our fundraising campaign page to help Jane and the Women Build committee to collect donations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Become a Sponsor
Demonstrate your social awareness and support of our community by sponsoring the Women Build home or one of our fundraising events. As a benefit, your group or organization increases brand awareness by receiving recognition in marketing materials and during events.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Attend an Event
We are taking the Christine Grant Run/Walk/Build Week virtual this year! Run, walk, and/or build to honor Dr. Christine Grant and to help raise funds and awareness for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program!
Join Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Jane Hagedorn Women Build committee for an online auction benefiting the Jane Hagedorn Women Build. Proceeds from this event will allow IVHFH to build a Habitat home in Iowa City and will also fund a critical home repair for a single-mother living in North Liberty.
Volunteers are needed to help construct the Jane Hagedorn Women Build home, serve on the Women Build committee, take photographs, and assist staff at our events.
Be a TEAM (Together Everyone Accomplishes More) Build sponsor by making a contribution to the Jane Hagedorn Women Build and coordinating volunteers to build the home.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jane Hagedorn Women Build Fundraising Campaign for Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity - Giveffect, Inc.
We envision a world in which each person has a decent place to live. Locally, we partner with both current and future homeowners, local businesses, residents and social service organizations to construct and renovate safe, decent, affordable housing in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson and Washington Counties.
All of our Women Build honorees have made an extraordinary impact on our organization and played a huge part in our success. We are grateful for their contributions.