Ways to get involved
Make your experiences with the CCIM Foundation richer by joining a committee.
If you are interested being considered for service on the Foundation Board or on
a Foundation committee,
click here for an application.
Responsibilities include: developing an annual plan; promoting the Foundation’s
mission, programs, and fundraising initiatives to CCIM Institute members, universities,
commercial real estate industry, general public, and media; overseeing all Foundation
communications, including scholarship programs, special events, donor solicitation
and recognition; article placement, and press releases.
Responsibilities include: providing development guidance, support, and oversight
to the Foundation’s fundraising efforts; recommending giving programs for
Foundation scholarships and events, including defining recognized levels of giving;
developing fundraising goals for each channel of giving; actively explore and pursue
new fundraising opportunities; review current donor lists to assess and qualify
prospects. Facilitate contact with those prospects.
Responsibilities include: Complying with all applicable principles of the Prudent
Man Standard and, for endowments, all applicable regulations of the Illinois Uniform
Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act; Determining the Foundation Fund’s
projected financial needs and communicating such to the Investment Managers on a
timely basis; Expressing the Foundation Fund’s risk tolerance level; Developing
sound and consistent investment policy guidelines, which the Investment Managers
can use in formulating corresponding investment decisions; Establishing reasonable
investment objectives; Selecting qualified Investment Managers; Clearly communicating
the major duties and responsibilities to the Investment Managers; Monitoring and
evaluating performance results to assure that policy guidelines are being adhered
to and that objectives are being met; and Taking appropriate action to replace an
Investment Manager for failure to perform as expected or when changes in investment
policy guidelines indicate a change in Investment Manager is appropriate.
Real Property Donations Committee
Responsibilities include: Review proposed gifts and make determination as to whether
to proceed or forego the gift. The committee will designate who may sign the Transfer
Agreement in the event of an accepted property. Any exceptions to the approved “Procedure
for Processing Gifts of Real Estate” must be addressed with the Real Property
Responsibilities include: reviewing all current programs and scholarship initiatives
offered by the Foundation; developing guidelines for application process and evaluation
of applications including: developing schedule of application deadlines, evaluations,
candidate reviews/interviews, and award presentations; acting as liaison to colleges
and universities to inform commercial real estate faculty and students of the availability
of scholarship funds.