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Monday, March 2, 2015

Mike Jacobson, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Capital District to address Albany Roundtable - 3/11/15

Mike Jacobson, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Capital District will address the Albany Roundtable luncheon and explain how the principles of Maslow’s Hierarchy are being incorporated into Habitat’s mission on Wednesday, March 11 at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany. 

Habitat for Humanity Capital District, founded in 1988 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that serves Albany, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga counties and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Habitat home building, including fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing.  To date, Habitat for Humanity Capital District has built 92 homes for families in the Capital District and is looking forward to completing its 100th house in 2015.

Jacobson, a 30 year veteran as a senior human resources executive for some of America’s leading companies, started his career at Habitat as a volunteer.  He served as Executive Director of the Sarasota Florida affiliate for six years and in 2010, he returned “home” to New York to lead the Capital District affiliate.  Jacobson and his wife Susan currently reside in Troy.

The cost for the luncheon is $20. The Roundtable also offers its guests the option of paying in advance with a credit card at or paying at the door. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the March 11 luncheon are required by Monday, March 9 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to