M/I Homes joins LWRCF’s Builders Give Back program

Article by Jay Heater, Observer, May 15, 2024

Schroeder-Manatee Ranch continues to make the Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation, which was founded by former CEO and President John Clarke in 2000, a top priority.

And it’s not just the money that SMR provides through its Lakewood Ranch Communities, which matches $100 per closing by any builder that belongs to the LWRCF’s Builders Give Program.

Greg Crawford, the area president of M/I Homes of Sarasota, said he attended a recent SMR builders meeting in which part of the meeting was dedicated to the importance of the Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation.

With that prompt, Crawford and M/I Homes signed up, becoming the 10th builder in the Builders Give Back program.

“We heard about it through that builders meeting,” said Crawford, who has been with M/I Homes for 23 years. “That meeting is kind of a state of the union thing. They talked about how (the Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation) is a great organization.

“Lakewood Ranch has been a great community for us, so we thought this would offer us a small opportunity to give back. This community is fantastic.”

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