Daviess County Fiscal Court will honor Virginia Braswell, retiring executive director of Habitat for Humanity Owensboro-Daviess County, with a $1 million donation to the Virginia Braswell Fund.
The fund commemorates Braswell’s decades of service to the community and her retirement on March 29.
“Virginia Braswell will be missed, not just for her efforts for affordable housing in our community but because of her bright smile and unbounded spirit. The Daviess County Fiscal Court is pleased to present these funds to Habitat in Virginia Braswell’s name in order to further the legacy that she leaves,” said Al Mattingly Daviess County Judge/Executive.
Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity Owensboro-Daviess County established the Virginia Braswell Fund as a way to show appreciation for Braswell’s service.
“This fund will celebrate Ms. Virginia’s selfless dedication,” said the nonprofit’s incoming executive director, Jeremy Stephens. “She worked nearly three decades without accepting a paycheck, which allowed the nonprofit to serve more local families.”
Donations to the fund are dedicated to the nonprofit’s mission of building affordable homes in partnership with families in need of a place to live.
“It has been my honor to serve the Owensboro-Daviess County region for the last 29 years,” said Braswell. “I am so happy to have been able to be part of an organization with such a meaningful mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.”