Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Community for Seniors Bears Former Executive Director George Knight’s Name

NeigborWorks CEO Eileen Fitzgerald speaks
at the dedication of the Goerge Knight Homes
in Asheville, NC

The legacy of former NeighborWorks America Executive Director George Knight lives on, with the recent dedication of new homes for seniors in his name. On June 28, NeighborWorks CEO Eileen Fitzgerald, participated in a ceremony to open the new George Knight Homes in Ashville, NC – a 63 unit apartment community in Asheville, North Carolina for low-income persons 55 years and older. The homes were developed by Volunteers of America, where Knight served as a board member for many years.

The dedication was also attended by Knight’s wife, Kathy Desmond and by the Mayor of Ashville and a number of other dignitaries. Desmond shared these photos from the event.

George Knight was executive director of NeighborWorks America from 1990 – 2000. He passed away in 2008, and a year later was inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame.