WASHINGTON, DC — The National Housing Endowment has received a $3-million gift from the estate of Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., the longtime Kohler Co. executive chairman, the organization announced.
“Herb believed in our mission and work to provide the housing industry with education, training and research,” said Al Scott, chair of the Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders.
“His support of our college programs goes back decades and has paid off with more than 50 residential construction management programs in place today thanks to NHE funding. His vision is now a reality, and this generous gift lets us do more.”
In addition to funding residential construction faculty and curriculum, NHE scholarships help more than 500 students annually attend the International Builders’ Show, according to the Washington, DC-based NHE. The Kohler contribution also enables expansion of the Skilled Labor Fund’s Career Connections grant program to fund local association-organized career events, NHE officials noted.
Herbert Kohler, who died in September 2022 at 83, was a founding member of the NHE and served on its Board of Trustees for 35 years.