HomeAid Houston and the Greater Houston Builders Association(GHBA), share the benefits of a great leader in Kathryn Ann "Toy" Wood, the CEO of the GHBA for 19 years, and a key figure in the establishment and success of HomeAid Houston. Toy Wood recently retired from her duties as CEO, but is remaining active as a HomeAid board member and volunteer.
HomeAid Houston's mission is to 'build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach'. In 2004, Wood recognized the importance of supporting this mission with the help of GHBA and its deep resources. Through her support and her vision, Wood identified a leader from the industry to head up the organization. Toy Wood brought on HomeAid's current executive director, Bette Moser, and the agency has become a force within Houston's homeless community ever since, having completed 36 projects and providing beds for more than 225,000 homeless men, women and children.
"Toy Wood has been an icon within both the new homebuilding industry and in government affairs where she has had a positive impact on policies related to the industry," said Moser. "She embodies the true spirit of philanthropy and this shows in the strong foundation and fundraising events HomeAid has built over the past 13 years. One example is HALO, HomeAid's Amazing Ladies Organization," explained Moser. "This is a huge annual fundraiser that was inspired by Toy. It brings together professional women within the building industry.
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Wood served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Society of Association Executives, the TAB Texas Executive Officers Council, the NAHB EOC, and the Houston Real Estate Business Coalition. She is also a member of the Gulf Coast Work Force Board.
Wood's replacement as CEO is GHBA's past Vice President and Government Affairs Director, Casey Morgan.
For more information about HomeAid Houston, visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970. For more information about the Toy Wood Legacy Fund, visit www.texasbuildersfoundation.org/contribute/toy-wood-legacy-fund