Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Thinking outside of the "Basket" to Help Fund the IREM Foundation

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Thinking outside of the "Basket" to Help Fund the IREM Foundation

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Our small but mighty Wichita Chapter No. 65 rose to a challenge presented to us at the [REM San Diego Conference. We learned the IREM foundation Party with a Purpose would be losing approximately $20,000 in donations with the transition from two large conferences a year to one eliminating one of the Party with a Purpose events. The challenge was put out to all of our regions' chapters to get as much in donations as we could to replace some of the funding this event typically brings in.

We believe strongly in IREM education and wanted to support the Foundation and our chapter member. Clark Lindstrom. CPM, president of the IREM Foundation, at the regional member meeting in Minnesota. We encouraged all of our chapter members to donate at each monthly meeting by passing the hat and spoke at each meeting about the IREM Foundation and the availability of scholarships to members wanting to further their education and careers.

This donation process was well received, but we had a goal for the chapter to raise $2,500 and were falling short. We called upon our "Friends of IREM" and had a silent auction with donation baskets of wine, tickets to football games and many other wonderful items. …

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