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Pat T.

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Review for IFMA Foundation, Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For the past several years I have been involed with the IFMA Foundation as a volunteer, Board of Trustee, executive committee member, Chair and Immediate Past Chair. Established in 1990, the IFMA Foundation is an international, non-profit organization (501 (3) (c) dedicated to advancing facility management and contributing to a more productive, sustainable built environment.

Donations to the IFMA Foundaiton support three primary focus areas: Education, Research and Scholarships.
* Education is the key to enabling growth and creating job opportunty.
* Industry-related research advances knowledge to address current needs and future challenges.
* Scholarships support students and practitioners pursuing professional growth and academic excellence.

More than 80 cents our of every dollar donated tot he IFMA Foundation goes directly to support it's programs.

My involvement with the foundation has shown me that, to the extent we can improve the design, delivery and management of facilities, we can impact the qualtiy of life where we work live and play. Being involved with the IFMA Foudnation has also demonstrated to me what dedicated, passionate people can do to improve the world. Foundation programs ensure that our knowledge and skills are in sync with the ever-evolving built environement and that the next generation will be stronger and more influential as a result of the work we do today.

Our ongoing challenge is to increase our revenues in order to support the remarkable programs that the IFMA Foundation supports. A grant from Guidestar would enable the continutiy and improvement of our good works.

Pat Turnbull
Immediate Past Chair, IFMA Foundation
President & COO
Kayhan International
847 987-2301 (c)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the results of this organization in the areas of Education (Accredited Degree Programs), Industry Research in sustainability and advancements in the built environment, and in providing Scholarships to help students and practitioners pursue profesional growth/academic excellence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization I would invest in infrastructurer so that our opersating systems were more advanced (allowing us to better analyze donor statistics, automate recognition and appreciation initiatives, implement additional fundraising programs, update our web site etc).

Role:  Board Member & I provided leadership so that the foundation could remain financially strongoversee the administers accreditation and re-accreditation processes and approvals for higher education, accredited degree programs (worldwide). In research we created FMpedia, a.