Giving

The Lumber and Building Material Dealers Foundation (LBMDF) advances the educational and charitable programs of the NRLA

Education is the key to a successful and profitable enterprise. A well-educated workforce has a higher morale, improved retention and is better equipped to serve your customers so you keep your edge in a competitive marketplace. The Lumber and Building Material Dealers Foundation (LBMDF) maintains the NRLA Educational Resource Center in Rensselaer, N.Y.. As a not-for-profit organization, the LBMDF relies on donors like you to help it maintain the level of excellence our members enjoy.

Ways to give

LIFT Fund

The Lumber Industry Fund for Today (LIFT) is an industry-specific fund and member benefit which provides immediate financial assistance and peer support to NRLA member employees who are significantly impacted by a fire or natural disaster resulting in a loss of shelter. 

Endowment for Education

This fund was established to support, in perpetuity, special or new education initiatives with the potential to benefit the entire NRLA membership. Donors to this fund can ensure that the LBMDF’s education innovation and leadership can continue through any market or industry conditions. 

Endowment for the NRLA Educational Resource Center

This fund was established to support, in perpetuity, capital expenditures for upkeep and upgrades for the NRLA Educational Resource Center building. Built by members, the headquarters will remain a source of pride thanks to donors to this fund. 

Unrestricted Gifts

 You can use your membership dues renewal form to donate money to be spent where the Foundation has the greatest need for education and other support.
 

What to give

  • Cash
  • Gifts-in-kind
  • Life income gifts
  • Life insurance
  • Personal property
  • Real estate
  • Securities 

Contact us at 800.292.6752 or education@nrla.org to discuss how your gift can provide the greatest benefit to both you and the LBM industry.

Suggested giving levels for endowments

Amount  Building Endowment     Education Endowment   
 Up to $500  Pine  Friend
 $500-$1,000  Hemlock  Supporter
 $1,001-$2,500     Maple  Bachelor
 $2,501-$5,000  Oak  Master
 Over $5,000  Walnut  Doctorate