January 11, 2016: HFHGP Executive Director Maggie Withrow Announces 2016 Retirement.
Maggie Irwin Withrow, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh’s affiliate since 2003, has announced her intention to retire by mid-2016. During her tenure in Pittsburgh, Withrow has managed the construction, rehab, or repair of over 70 client family homes in Braddock, Brentwood, Duquesne, East Liberty, Etna, Forest Hills, Garfield, Hill District, McKeesport, Penn Hills, Sharpsburg, West Mifflin, Westwood, and Wilkinsburg. The affiliate will embark on its 30th anniversary year in 2016.
“While it will be difficult to say farewell to my Habitat friends and family, there is skilled leadership in place to take HFHGP into its next phase of its development. I have been blessed with many interactions with program families, donors, volunteers, staff and board members over the past 22 years. I look forward to continuing my support of Habitat and its affordable housing programs in retirement.”
She has also served on the Pennsylvania State Support Organization’s board of directors and participated in a Global Village trip to Mexico. Maggie was executive director in Nashville during the construction of the world record house in 1998 when the Home Builder’s Association of Tennessee built a house in 4 hours, 39 minutes, and 8 seconds.
Between her association with the Nashville affiliate, where she started in 1994, and the Pittsburgh organization, Withrow has signed mortgage and repayment agreements with over 150 program families. “That’s a lot of persons who now have a simple, decent place to live and raise their families,” Withrow added.
“Under Maggie’s leadership, Habitat Pittsburgh has witnessed numerous collaborations, the implementation of green building practices, the opening of a retail ReStore outlet, and many technological advances,” said Denis Meinert, former board president who has served with Withrow in Pittsburgh since 2009.
Habitat’s Board has established a Search Committee to identify a new Executive Director. Inquiries or initial recommendations on potential replacement candidates may be sent to email@example.com. The job description and how to apply is located at www.nonprofittalent.com.