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Home Donors Gifts At Work Founding Builders join forces to benefit Calgary students

Founding Builders join forces to benefit Calgary students

Two of SAIT’s Founding Builders have joined forces and School of Construction students will benefit as a result of the new partnership.

Brookfield Residential recently purchased the Calgary-based, award-winning luxury home builder, ALBI Homes – a company founded by SAIT Distinguished Alumnus Tom Mauro.

 In honour of Tom and his wife Debra Mauro’s commitment to Calgary and the residential building industry, Brookfield Residential is establishing new student awards for SAIT and University of Calgary students valued at $100,000.

“This could not have come at a better time,” says Scott MacPherson, Dean of Construction at SAIT. “With the state of the economy, students who might once have struggled to keep up with both their full-time studies and a part-time job might no longer have that part-time job. That’s great for their studies but causes financial stress, and a scholarship could help them tremendously now.”

He says the additional awards can also be a pat on the back for students. “It shows students that their efforts aren’t going unnoticed, and recognizes them for their hard work.”

The Mauros are long-time supporters of SAIT and have contributed to a number of student awards in the Schools of Construction and Hospitality and Tourism. 

Brookfield says the acquisition of ALBI will give its customers a wider range of home styles to choose from.

"Brookfield Residential has a great reputation. It's a dynamic company committed to the same values, culture, innovative excellence and exceptional quality that we have built since 1982 and have become known for," said Tom Mauro, the founder of ALBI.

ALBI Homes and Brookfield Residential are both members of the Founding Builders, a group of ten home builders that contributed a total of $10 million to the campaign to build the SAIT’S Trades and Technology Complex. The atrium in Aldred Centre and the Home Building Lab were both named in honour of the Founding Builders.