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NEW! ROBERT L. WARD FUND

The CCIM Foundation is excited to announce the creation of the Robert L. Ward Fund to support real estate educational initiatives and research into real estate analytics. As many know, Robert L. “Bob” Ward, CCIM, was a past President of the CCIM Institute and well known for his leadership in education. A mentor to CCIM faculty members, he was also instrumental in defining the body of knowledge that is the foundation of CCIM Institute’s designation. Learn more about this new fund and donate today!


NEW CCIM NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR DR. JEFFREY LENN

Jeffrey LennAs many are now aware, Dr. D. Jeffrey “Jeff” Lenn passed away on May 4, 2017. The CCIM Institute and CCIM Foundation have announced plans to create the “Dr. Jeff Lenn CCIM Named Endowed Scholarship” in honor of Jeff’s many accomplishments and contributions to the Institute. For those interested in making a donation in Jeff’s memory, please click HERE (you may select “in memory of Dr. D. Jeffrey Lenn” on the form) or you may mail a check (made out to “CCIM Foundation” with “Dr. Jeff Lenn” in the memo line) to CCIM Foundation, 430 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60611.

A long-time academic consultant to CCIM Institute for instructors, strategic planning, and leadership development, D. Jeffrey Lenn, Ph.D., passed away on May 4 in Alexandria, Va., due to complications after heart surgery. He was 76 years old.

A professor at George Washington University, Dr. Lenn became involved with CCIM Institute in the early 1980s through his teaching associate, Stephen Messner, Ph.D., from the University of Connecticut. For three decades, he was engaged in faculty management and development of CCIM Institute faculty and often assisted with the Institute’s strategic planning process. From 2003 to 2013, Dr. Lenn helped to develop and facilitate the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy. It is planned that this scholarship will be associated with the program and reflect his passion for leadership development.

Most recently, he had been assisting with the planning and execution of CCIM Institute’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Dr. Lenn attended the Midyear Governance Meetings, April 1–5, in Chicago and interviewed several attendees on videotape to commemorate the celebration, including many of the past CCIM Institute presidents.

At George Washington University School of Business, he was a professor emeritus of Strategic Management and Public Policy. In 2015, Dr. Lenn was honored as the Instructor of the Year by the George Washington University Executive MBA Program.

He was born on Nov. 14, 1940, in Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Lenn earned his bachelor’s degree in science at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree at Yale University, and a doctorate degree at Boston College. After completing college, he also earned a master’s degree in divinity from the Andover Newton Theological School.

Preceding Dr. Lenn in death, his wife, Marjorie Pearce Lenn, passed away on Oct. 16, 2010, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Pearce Lenn.

The CCIM Institute Memorial Book has been updated if you’d like to share a memory or story about Dr. Jeff Lenn, CCIM Institute.



NEW NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

The CCIM Foundation is pleased to announce it approved match funding and presented awards for the following six new named endowed scholarships at its April 2017 board meeting:
  • Colorado/Wyoming CCIM Chapter and the North Carolina CCIM Chapter – Robert L. Behrens CCIM Scholarship
  • Washington State CCIM Chapter – Elise and Victor L. Lyon CCIM Family Scholarship
  • Florida CCIM Chapter – Cynthia Shelton CCIM Scholarship
  • PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter – Darbin Skeans CCIM and Duncan Patterson, Jr. CCIM Scholarship
  • New Mexico CCIM Chapter – John M. Henderson CCIM Scholarship
  • El Paso/West Texas CCIM Chapter – Ruben Schaeffer CCIM Scholarship
Additionally, the following previously match funded scholarships were presented with awards at the April 2017 meetings in Chicago:
  • Connecticut CCIM Chapter – Stan Gniazdowski CCIM & Carl Russell CCIM Scholarship
  • North Carolina CCIM Chapter – Robert Carter CCIM Scholarship
With the approval of these new scholarships, the CCIM Foundation now has 105 fully funded scholarships. Congratulations to the chapters and honorees!



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2015 CCIM Foundation Annual Report
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