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What is the IFMA Foundation and what does it do?  IFMA Foundation What We Do 101

 

The IFMA Foundation is dedicated to the mission of promoting education for the facility management profession around the world and making FM a Career of Choice.

Steps to our success:  here is what the IFMA Foundation does:

  • Accredits and recognizes Facility Management (FM) higher education degrees and fosters the development of new programs in schools and universities.  Accredited degrees meet the FM Accreditation Commission’s (FMAC) highest standard, ensuring students have appropriate understandings in all 11 FM core competencies.  Recognized programs are high quality degrees and certificates that meet the majority of the accreditation standards.
  • Introduces FM as a career of choice early in a student’s educational journey at high schools, community or two-year colleges, and universities.  This early education increases the talent pool for FM internships, scholarships, and eventual employment.
  • Promotes FM workforce growth by facilitating regional coalitions **of**  that result in nearby FM training and educational offerings, school and job placement programs that support the profession locally.
  •  Creates innovative and educational multimedia, publications and events which focus on advancement and awareness of the profession.

More than half of today’s FM practitioners are expected to retire in the next five to 15 years.  The Foundation works to ensure that qualified people will be available. For those in the FM profession today, your contribution will create education and mentoring programs that allow existing professionals to “pay it forward” supporting those entering or transitioning to FM careers.

For those who hire, the ongoing Accreditation, Recognition and school development programs nurture a qualified future talent pool. Supporting these programs demonstrates the organization’s and individual’s commitment to the professionalism of Facility Management.

The Foundation emphasizes education and advancement.  Your donation can help promote the facility management field making your chapter, company or job more recognizable and prestigious in the workplace.  It can be an opportunity to give back and support the profession that has been good to you.

As a charitable organization (US IRS recognized 501(c)3) separate from IFMA, the IFMA Foundation relies entirely on private support to carry out its mission and receives no direct funding from IFMA membership dues.

The IFMA Foundation relies entirely on private support to carry out its mission and receives no funding from IFMA membership dues.

Through their generosity, IFMA donors demonstrate that they care about the future of the FM profession and, moreover, all who enter the facilities in their care.

Thank you to our donors for helping to make FM a career of choice

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Individual Donors

Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow
Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow
Angela Johnson Culver
Angela Johnson Culver
Case Runolfson
Case Runolfson
Christine Tobin
Christine Tobin
Clara M. Smith
Clara M. Smith
Dale E. Crandell
Dale E. Crandell
Darin S. Rose
Darin S. Rose
Dennis E. Mulgrew
Dennis E. Mulgrew
George M. Gogola
George M. Gogola
James P. Corby
James P. Corby
James P. Whittaker
James P. Whittaker
Jennifer A. Corbett-Shramo
Jennifer A. Corbett-Shramo
Lisa VanderHeyden
Lisa VanderHeyden
Madhav Karandikar
Madhav Karandikar
Dr. Marie Puybaraud
Dr. Marie Puybaraud
Mary Day Gauer
Mary Day Gauer
Minh Le
Minh Le
Mulatu Tezera Kebede, Pr.Eng.
Mulatu Tezera Kebede, Pr.Eng.
Peggy McCarthy
Peggy McCarthy
Peter Lorenz
Peter Lorenz
Philip Lo
Philip Lo
Reffy Espiritu
Raffy Espiritu
Regina Ford Cahill
Regina Ford Cahill
Reginald Andre' Warren
Reginald Andre' Warren
Robert J Dills
Robert J Dills
Ronald 'Brent' Ward
Ronald 'Brent' Ward
Stephen Ballesty, IFMA Fellow, CFM
Stephen Ballesty, IFMA Fellow, CFM
Christina Gonzales
Christina Gonzales
Diane Levine
Diane Levine
Pauline Maclean
Pauline Maclean
Carlos Santamaria
Carlos Santamaria
Curtis Sllife
Curtis Sllife
Edmond P. Rondeau
Edmond P. Rondeau
Erik Jaspers
Erik Jaspers
Geoff Snavely
Geoff Snavely
G. Philip Booker
G. Philip Booker
Irene Thomas-Johnson
Irene Thomas-Johnson
James Edward Loesch, CFM
James Edward Loesch, CFM
Jennifer Corbett Shramo
Jennifer Corbett Shramo
Johnny Vinken
Johnny Vinken
Jon E. Martens
Jon E. Martens
Kathy Roper
Kathy Roper
Lena Thompson
Lena Thompson
Lesley Groff
Lesley Groff
Linda Pate
Linda Pate
Marc S. Liciardello
Marc S. Liciardello
Mary Day Gauer
Mary Day Gauer
Michael Schley
Michael Schley
Michel Theriault
Michel Theriault
Pat Turnbull
Pat Turnbull
Richard F Fanelli, AIA, CFM, FMP, IFMA Fellow
Richard F Fanelli, AIA, CFM, FMP, IFMA Fellow
Sharon B. Harrington
Sharon B. Harrington
Sheila Marie Sheridan
Sheila Marie Sheridan
Teena G. Shouse
Teena G. Shouse
Trudy Blight
Trudy Blight
Val Moraes, CFM
Val Moraes, CFM
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William L. Gregory
William L. Gregory
William Ritter
William Ritter