Carl Jordan is a very familiar face at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). He volunteers frequently at build sites, locally and internationally, supports our special events, and has been a member of our Board of Directors for many years. Carl is very hands-on in a variety of ways, from fundraising to helping select our future homeowners. We are honored once again to have Carl serve on the 2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Host Committee. We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Carl and why he is so passionate about giving back with Habitat.
Who inspires you to give back to your community?
The people that need the services that Habitat offers – when you talk to them and hear their stories, it is truly inspirational.
Why do you support Habitat for Humanity? How long have you been involved?
I support Habitat for Humanity because of their values and the services they provide. There is nothing more essential to a family and their lives than having a safe place to live. I have been involved for 9 years.
What do you wish people knew about Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat does not build homes for free and does not give them away. People have to earn them and help build them.
What does “home” mean to you?
Home is a place that creates a safe and loving environment.
Please share a special Habitat memory.
A special Habitat memory of mine is the international trips to Bangladesh and Vietnam. In meeting with the families, I was able to better understand the importance of having a home and that the issue extends well beyond anything local – it is a worldwide issue. I was able to learn more from them than they learned from me.
What 3 emojis describe you and why?
👍 – I am always positive and supportive.
😉 – I always try to find the humor in everything.
😊 – A smile can change a stranger’s day.
More about Carl Jordan:
Carl Jordan is the Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for U.S. Bank, managing the retail banking division for the Orange County and San Diego markets. Carl has been in banking for over 39 years, including 25 years with U.S. Bank. He has served in various roles including branch management, small business sales management, district management and regional management of the U.S. Bank Southern California In-Store branches.
Carl is involved and active in many community organizations and non-profits. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Discovery Cube Orange County and has been the Chairman of the Board for The LGBT Center of Orange County since 2017. He also continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles and currently co-chairs their capital campaign committee. He has traveled to Bangladesh and Vietnam on international builds for Habitat for Humanity.
Carl attended California State University, Long Beach and in 2008, graduated CBA’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at Furman University in South Carolina.
Our 2019 Los Angeles Builders Ball® was an unforgettable evening! For more information on this fun and inspirational event, click here.