The Roofing Alliance, the philanthropic arm of the National Roofing Contractors Association, will host a special fundraising reception during NRCA’s Fall Committee Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Nov. 9, to raise funds for the Melvin Kruger Scholarship Fund. 

In an Oct. 26 news release, the Roofing Alliance expressed its firm belief that education is the “cornerstone of growth” and is committed to education, training and providing scholarships to deserving students pursuing their academic dreams, regardless of financial status. 

The organization’s campaign, called the Matching Scholarship Donation Program, aims to raise $400,000 as a beachhead to establish a $2 million endowment that will benefit the next generation of roofing industry professionals. 

This year’s fundraising reception will be held from 5:30 –7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, at Analog—a chic venue in Nashville’s The Hutton Hotel, featuring live, local entertainment by Two Story Road, a vocal powerhouse duo that has racked up almost 20 million streams.  

“The Roofing Alliance has been fortunate to receive generous contributions from individuals and organizations who share our vision to empower promising students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership potential and a strong commitment to their communities,” said Alison L. LaValley, the organization’s executive director. 

The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities, including an accredited post-secondary institution scholarship, a career technical education scholarship and a diversity scholarship. 

All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses, and their dependent children — as well as construction management students enrolled in undergraduate level or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools, regardless of industry affiliation.

“By participating, industry professionals can double the positive change that their contribution can bring,” said Greg Bloom, the organization’s president. “[Attendees] can help shape the future of our profession and impact the lives of talented students who are eager to learn about the roofing industry.” 

In-person and online donations will be matched. To donate and have your funds matched, please click HERE.

For more information about the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship and the Roofing Alliance, please contact Alison L. LaValley at Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted under federal tax law.