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501(c)3  36-4646773

© 2008

Email  info@buildinghumanity.org 

Tel +1 714 585 5958

BUILDING

HUMANITY

OUR MISSION

Building Families. Building Communities. Building Friendships.

 

We provide varying forms of assistance to needy communities around the world. Assistance may come in the form of building projects, volunteers, supplies, monetary assistance, or any other form of help a community may need. 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Building Humanity was conceived back in 2008 when Erin Colshan was interning on an archaeological dig in Porolissum-Moigrad, Romania. There was a lot of support coming into the community during the summer with the international students, but once the students left, support stopped. The local museum director and lead archaeologist, who became a dear friend and mentor over the years, encouraged Erin to find a way to continue helping the community after students left. With this challenge to help the community that she had grown to love, Erin went home and together with her mother, Stephanie, took the steps to create a nonprofit. Initially donations were coming from past students who had worked in the area, and our main focus was helping the community in Moigrad. But soon, Building Humanity was being contacted about other communities and families in Transylvania needing assistance. Eventually the focus became the Caminul Felix orphanage in Oradea, which needed help with construction projects. That is when Building Humanity began to shift into what it is today. With her training as an architect, Erin realized that she could utilize her education and experience in architecture to help communities who might not have access to these services. Erin discovered a huge interest to lend professional experience pro bono, and Building Humanity began to tap into that desire. By reaching out to contacts made throughout her travels, Erin asked about communities in need of help, and calls have come in from every corner of the world; Romania, Thailand, Peru, Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania, and more.

Now Building Humanity needs you to help us continue our mission and support the many communities looking for help to complete their building projects.

OUR TEAM

Erin Colshan

CEO & PRESIDENT

Stephanie Colshan

SECRETARY & CFO

Michael Morrell

PROJECT MANAGER

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A Special Thanks to Our Fundraising Sponsors

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A Special Thanks to Our Corporate Event Sponsors

Greg & Lynne Gordon

Dawn Adcox

Debbit Plott

Jolie Lucas

Kim Wagner

Larry & Carol Colshan

Rich & Deb Colangelo

Shaun & Leah Andrews

Randy & Lysa Stark

Karen Pan

Elaine Kollaja

Robert Cerha

Jessica Garcia

Cisco & Columba Ubario

Robert Matrinez

Brandon Salido

Dr Kitti Setavoraphan

Tamara Morrell

Andrew Garnier

Charles Killian

Martina Young

Nancy Kilpatrick

Paul Mastropolo

Kazz Sahota

Harpreet Kaur

Poonam Jassar

Jaspinder Dhillon

Sharan Kaur

Diane Bell

Phoebe Chapman

Panagiotis Georgakis

Philip Tighe

Michele Grau-Young

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Charity Partners

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Corporate Donors