Without a home, I couldn't have made it this far

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Each month, the SEU Speaker Inspires lecture series offers its guest speakers the opportunity to donate to a cause that's important to them. Last month's speaker chose Habitat for Humanity Capital District as the recipient, and we've shared SE University's post about this generous donation below.


“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Habitat for Humanity – Capital District

26 Oct, 2017

In October 2017, Otto Schwarz, PE, SE, from Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis, gave a talk on Post-Tensioned Concrete Analysis and Design. He chose the Habitat for Humanity – Capital District (https://www.habitatcd.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month.

Otto shared why he chose his local Habitat for Humanity:  "I have been lucky enough to have the privilege of having a stable place to call home and the security of knowing that there was a place I could go to be safe and warm, and to prepare for each new day. This may not be the reason for my successes in life, but without it, I could have never made it this far. The ability to thrive and succeed in life requires a stable foundation on which to build, and many do not have that basic need satisfied. Habitat for Humanity fills this need for so many with the help of the work and donations of so many more."

Thank you, Otto, for helping structural engineers with your SE University session, and for your designation of Habitat for Humanity Capital District as our SEU Speaker Inspires Organizations of the Month!