Funding for BIM for Masonry
Dollars to be raised for BIM project
The national groups behind the BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) project are working to raise dollars to help cover the costs of the BIM-M program. One part of the contractor side of this equation is working through the established charitable foundation, “The Masonry Foundation,” a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
All contributions made to the foundation that are designated “BIM” will be used exclusively for BIM development. Any contributions to the Masonry Foundation are tax deductible as a charitable gift, so donors will get the best available tax advantage permitted by the IRS.
The project is estimated, preliminarily, to cost about $2 million. While that sounds like a lot of money – and it is, our industry is a large industry, which means a lot of small contributions can go a very long way. If half the people who receive this magazine committed to give just $50 a year for five years, we would raise nearly $1 million for the effort.
We ask that you consider giving to this effort today. We truly feel that without a robust BIM plan, our industry will lose market share instead of gain it. You can contribute using credit cards online at www.masonryfoundation.org. You also may give over the phone, by calling 800-536-2225 during regular business hours. Thank you in advance for your support.
About the Author
Jeff Buczkiewicz is the President and CEO of the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has worked in the masonry industry for several years as the Executive Vice President of the Building Stone Institute and the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has also served as Secretary on the Board of the Natural Stone Council and is a former Board Member of the StonExpo Federation.