Collier Building Industry Foundation  Collier Building Industry Foundation


The  Collier Building Industry Foundation (CBIF), a 501(c) 3 organization,  was established in 2005 to operate the charitable arm of its parent organization, The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA).  CBIF`s primary goal is to provide housing-related educational activities, including assisting students in understanding and pursuing rewarding careers in construction, engineering, architecture and related trades.  Hands-on experiential learning opportunities are provided as well as annual scholarships to high school and college students. To date, CBIF has awarded over 75,000. in scholarships to deserving students.


Applicants should be students in good standing and recommended by their teachers or returning students with a strong interest in the construction industry and /or related trades who desire to pursue higher education opportunities.Click here for the 2018 application.


CBIF Board of Directors

JP Coleman
JP Coleman Construction

CBIF President

Dave Dunnavant
Peninsula Construction & Engineering

Cathrine Hunter
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo


CBIF Treasurer-Secretary

Robert McGinnis
Forge Engineering

Eric Morris
BCB Homes


Kathy Curatolo
CBIA, Executive Officer

Anthony Fortino
Fortino Construction & Development
2018 CBIA President

Meet our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Isabell Beauchamp
Isabella Beauchamp

Mitch Crawford

Caleb Froitzheim
Caleb Froitzheim

Jacob German
Jacob German

John Granholm
John Granholm

Jovens Gustave
Jovens Gustave

Julia Kennealy
Julia Kennealy

Jessica Marin
Jessica Marin