Fostering LEADERSHIP through the support of educational opportunities for our next generation of leaders in the architectural community

The Beverly E. Hauschild-Baron Leadership Fund (BHB Fund) was established in 2001 to recognize Beverly Hauschild-Baron's 25 years of service to AIA Minnesota. Its purpose is to help develop ongoing leadership for AIA Minnesota by providing financial support for AIA Minnesota members and AIA Minnesota staff pursuing leadership training. Funding is provided through designated donations and other private support.

AIA Women's Leadership Summit ScholarshipBHB Fund Women in Architecture Scholars - 2015

Congratulations to Katie Kangas, AIA as she received a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 2017 AIA Women's Leadership Summit in Washington, DC this September. The Summit is a two-day event for women in positions of leadership. The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture.

2015 Scholars
Andrea Hammel-Wollak, AIA
Damaris Hollingsworth, AIA


Active in AIA Minnesota Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum 2014BHB Fund committee members actively participated in the development of the curriculum and selection of participants for the first AIA Minnesota Leadership Forum, which launched in January 2010. The BHB Fund also provided scholarships to two of the forum participants. 

Supporting this new program financially was a perfect fit for the BHB Fund, based on the forum’s mission: to engage a diverse group of AIA Minnesota members in understanding and strengthening their leadership skills in the areas of communication, ethics, motivation, community outreach and mentorship.

AIA Minnesota Convention Leadership Keynote Speaker Sponsored by BHB Fund

The BHB Fund also sponsors the final leadership keynote speaker at the AIA Minnesota Convention. This presentation is designed to be an inspirational and thought-provoking conclusion to the AIA Minnesota Convention. Previous speakers:



2016 - Redesigning Leadership, Courtney E. Martin, author, entrepreneur, and weekly columnist for On Being.

2015 - Telling Tales: Creative Change and Disruptive Leadership, Kaywin Feldman, Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).

2014 — The Loyalty Switch, James Kane, world's foremost expert on what makes someone truly loyal - to another person, to an organization, or to a cause.

2013 — The Trust Edge, David Horsager, MA, CSP, is a business strategist and author of the national bestseller The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line

2012 — Design on the Future, David Zach, futurist

2011 — Working with Integrity, Nan DeMars, an internationally recognized thought leader and practitioner in the area of workplace ethics for more than 30 years.