Gary Dawes, Long-Time Volunteer & Past Board President
Gary Dawes’ work with Habitat for Humanity began in 1986, when he helped form and then run Saginaw Habitat as its founding President. Since that time, he has served as president of four additional affiliates: Oakland County, South Oakland County, Lenawee County, and most recently here in Detroit for four years. Dawes also served on the board of Habitat for Humanity Michigan for 17 years and twice served as a chairperson there. His work with HFH has brought him to all corners of Michigan and has given him the opportunity to travel the world with trips to South Africa, Georgia, Mexico, and Vietnam.
When asked about his time with HFH, he said “I have helped build more houses than I can remember, and no matter how much I gave to Habitat over the years I always got more back. It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of Habitat these past 35 years.”