• 1977

    IREM Foundation established as a 501(c)(3)

  • 1978

    Rittle Family makes a gift to establish the Rittle scholarship

  • 1980

    Lum Family makes a gift and establishes the Lum Award.

  • 1983

    First Real Estate Management Office study produced

  • 1983

    First Hanford award presented

  • 1988

    Valuing a Property Management Company produced

  • 1988

    Intern program initiated

  • 1990

    Foundation publishes Before Disaster Strikes

  • 1991

    Managing the Future produced with Arthur Andersen

  • 1993

    Collegiate minority scholarship named for George Brooker

  • 1998

    Joseph T. Aveni, CPM® makes first landmark gift of $100,000

  • 1999-2002

    Major support of the ReStart program

  • 2000

    Assumed responsibility for Minority Outreach Scholarship program

  • 2001

    Published Property Management Job Descriptions

  • 2002

    Published Preparing for Terrorism

  • 2003

    Foundation endows scholarship at Virginia Tech

  • 2003

    Board adopts new purpose statement: to support IREM initiatives that improve communities

  • 2005

    Support for Hurricane Katrina relief

  • 2008

    Foundation adopts new mission based on workforce development

  • 2008

    Chapter scholarships are created through Chapter Restricted Fund program

  • 2008-2009

    Veterans initiative launched with Intro to Real Estate Management

  • 2019

    Foundation adopts first, formal strategic plan

  • 2020

    Elaina’s Sustainability Fund is launched with a gift from Cheryl Gray, CPM® 2020 IREM President, and her husband Richard Gray.

  • 2020

    IREM Foundation receives more than one-million-dollar gift from the estate of Bob and Gladys Beal.

  • 2021

    Became a Founding partner of Career Opportunities in Real Estate (CORE) with a goal of introducing 100,000 people of color to careers in real estate by 2030.

  • 2021

    Beal Legacy Scholarship launched.

  • 2022

    Foundation adopts impact strategy with a focus on workforce development and sustainability in the built environment.

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