About Us

What is the IFMA Foundation and what does it do? 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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Scholarship Sponsors

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IFMA Community Donors

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Individual Donors

Alexi Marmot
Alexi Marmot
Andrea Sanchez
Andrea Sanchez
Annemarie Kis-Horvath
Annemarie Kis-Horvath
Carlos A. Padron
Carlos A. Padron
Carlos Santamaria
Carlos Santamaria
Case Runolfson
Case Runolfson
Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen
Corey Lawson-Enos
Corey Lawson-Enos
Cynthia Clayton
Cynthia Clayton
Dallas Schwerin
Dallas Schwerin
David W Smith
David W Smith
Dean Stanberry
Dean Stanberry
Deborah Rowland
Deborah Rowland
Diane Levine
Diane Levine
Edmond P. Rondeau
Edmond P. Rondeau
Eileen Anne McMorrow
Eileen Anne McMorrow
Erik Jaspers
Erik Jaspers
Graham John Tier
Graham John Tier
Irene Thomas-Johnson
Irene Thomas-Johnson
Israel Rodriguez
Israel Rodriguez
Joseph Archie
Joseph Archie
Joseph Dittberner
Joseph Dittberner
Julie Robinson
Julie Robinson
Laura Shaw
Laura Shaw
Leah York
Leah York
Michael and Karen Schley Foundation
Michael and Karen Schley Foundation
Michael K. Redding
Michael K. Redding
Michele M. Gregg
Michele M. Gregg
Nancy Sanquist
Nancy Sanquist
Paige Butterfield
Paige Butterfield
Pat Turnbull
Pat Turnbull
Regina Ford-Cahill
Regina Ford-Cahill
Richard Echevarria
Richard Echevarria
Robert Dills
Robert Dills
Samson Lee
Samson Lee
Sempra Employee Giving Network
Sempra Employee Giving Network
Tony Piucci
Tony Piucci