September 2016
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Note from the President
It’s been a whirlwind. The year started with our Executive Retreat, formulating action items, 28 to be exact. Working together, we completed 21 of the action items with seven items pending completion. However, we are confident that we will complete all action items by year’s end.

We have been successful in creating a database of donors, upgrading our accounting, streamlining operations to reduce redundant entries and, of course, fund raising. The raffle was a huge success, and we anticipate a fantastic result from the CCIM Foundation Silent Auction, Oct. 24-26, in Atlanta.

Year-to-date, we have awarded 28 course scholarships and expect that five more will be given before the end of 2016. Students have been awarded 10 named endowed scholarships, and another 73 will be awarded by the end of 2016. In sheer dollar volume, the awards total $113,000, which is a fantastic amount. The breadth and depth of impact this has on CCIM candidates is phenomenal.

The launch of the “Making Transactions Happen with Real Estate Gifting” class within the Ward Center has been a success with more than 22 individuals completing the program in April. The next offering is Nov. 7–9.

We are pleased that seven newly named endowed scholarships have been added this year, and we anticipate three more by year’s end. Our goal is to reach the 100 mark during the 50th Anniversary of CCIM Institute in 2017. Fortunately, we are on target to make this goal a reality. The Red Thread continues as we accept contributions to further commercial real estate education.

We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in Atlanta, Oct. 24–28.

Patricia Tesluk, CCIM
2016 CCIM Foundation President
Where Are They Now?
In every issue of the The Red Thread, we will check in with one of our many past scholarship recipients.  For our second issue, we reached out to two 2005 Disaster Relief Scholarship Recipients, Carmen Austin, CCIM #13110, and Cres Gardner, CCIM #13232. Both Carmen and Cres are active in Louisiana CCIM Chapter and the CCIM Institute and both are graduates of the Jay W. Levine CCIM Leadership Development Academy.  To learn how the scholarships impacted their careers, please see our Q&As with Carmen and Cres!
What's New?
The CCIM Foundation is holding its annual silent auction in conjunction with the CCIM Institute's THRIVE Conference and business meetings in Atlanta, Georgia October 24-26.  Our goal this year is to reach $50,000 in funds generated as a result of this auction.  It's not too late to donate!  If you have a vacation home, sporting event tickets, or anything else that would bring a "wow" factor to our event, please let us know and thank you for your support!  (Item donation form can be found: here.)  Look for an email in the coming weeks for your opportunity to participate in our early, online bidding for CCIM courses and more! 
At its July Board of Directors meeting, the CCIM Foundation provided matching funds for 3 new named endowed scholarships.  New scholarship funds were created for the following:
  • Michigan CCIM Chapter – Lawrence J. Harwood CCIM Named Endowed Scholarship
  • Illinois CCIM Chapter – John Keepper CCIM Named Endowed Scholarship
  • Utah CCIM Chapter – Wallace R. Woodbury CCIM Named Endowed Scholarship
With these new awards, the foundation now has 91 fully funded scholarships! Awards will be presented during the CCIM Institute Board of Directors meeting on October 28 in Atlanta.

Is your chapter interested in creating a named endowed scholarship?  Please click here for more information on how to get started!
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