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The Suzanne McKechnie Klahr Tribute Fund


Suzanne McKechnie Klahr

In commemoration of our 20 Year Anniversary, BUILD is establishing a Tribute Fund in honor of Suzanne McKechnie Klahr to acknowledge her excellence, passion, and commitment as Founder and CEO from 1999 to 2019.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 for this Tribute Fund from which a portion will be designated each year as a scholarship for a worthy BUILD senior heading off to college. Suzanne will be invited to serve on the scholarship selection committee to choose the award recipient each year.

To contribute to the fund, you may donate online below, or send a check or money order to: P.O. Box 3316, Redwood City, CA 94064.

Thank you again for honoring Suzanne in this very special way and for your support of BUILD, a transformative national nonprofit organization whose mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success.


If you are recommending a gift through a Donor Advised Fund or your employer’s giving program, you may find BUILD listed under our full legal name: Businesses United in Investing, Lending, and Development.  You may also be able search the system using our tax ID number: 94-3386695.

To arrange a wire transfer, or to donate stock or appreciated securities, please contact Pepper Hayes, Director of Development Operations at or call (650) 688-5840.