2015 Building Hope Foundation Scholarship Awarded

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Stamford, CT, June 3, 2015 – The Building Hope Foundation, Inc., has awarded the 2015 Building Hope Scholarship to Stephen Gaylas of Norwalk, CT at the June General Membership Meeting of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County on June 3, 2015 hosted by Fordham Marble in Stamford, CT.

Stephen will receive $4,000, to be spread out during the course of his four-year academic studies. The Building Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization established by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Fairfield County that invests funds, time, and expertise by its members, who are part of the home building, remodeling and residential land development industries. The Building Hope Foundation annually awards scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education who are dependents of employees of HBRA-member companies.

Gaylas, a graduate of Brien McMahon High School is attending Fairfield University where he plans to earn his undergraduate degree as a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is currently a member of the Fairfield University Orchestra and was a President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter while attending high school.  His father, Stephen Gaylas is employed by Gault Energy.

Andrew LaSala, president of the Building Hope Foundation says this year’s recipient is an all-around scholar who excels in and out of the classroom.

“Stephen represents the best of the Building Hope Foundation Scholarship Program because he is an academic scholar, active in campus activities, and well-rounded student, which are the qualities we seek in our candidates,” said LaSala. “The foundation is pleased to be assisting Stephen with his college education, and wish him a successful academic career.”

Building Hope Foundation mission is to use industry knowledge, resources and the skills of HBRA members to build brighter futures for the veterans, families and individuals who have given back to the people of Fairfield County, and to provide scholarships to students who are dependents of employees of member firms.

Celebrating its 64th Anniversary, the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County is the leading consumer and commercial resource for home building, remodeling and land development in Fairfield County. The organization provides consumers that it serves with dedicated building industry professionals. For more information about the Building Hope Foundation and the HBRA of Fairfield County, call: (203) 335-7008 or e-mail:hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com. To learn more about the organization, visit:www.BuildFairfieldCounty.com

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