SIOR Foundation President’s Message
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All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Promoting and supporting initiatives that educate, expand,
and enrich the commercial real estate community.
The SIOR Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.
SIOR Foundation 2011 President, H. Allen Gump, SIOR, CCIM
Executive Vice President, Colliers International, Dallas, Texas
Thanks to your support…
The SIOR Foundation is realizing an increase in donations this year. In addition to Phonathon revenues being up by 10% over last year,
we have two exciting announcements based on successful fundraising efforts and the generosity of many individual SIORs, SIOR
Chapters, and organizations related to SIOR.
SIOR Foundation Announces
The David T. Houston Jr., SIOR Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the initiative of Charles Klatskin,
SIOR, matched by Peter O. Hanson, SIOR,
CIPS, in October of 2010 a campaign was
launched to create a scholarship fund in
memory of our colleague and leader David
T. Houston Jr., SIOR, CRE, FRICS, who died
October 4, 2010. Milton H. Charbonneau,
SIOR, CCIM and his team of Mark D.
Siegler, SIOR, Stan Kurzweil, SIOR, David A.
Simon, SIOR, Howard Weinberg, SIOR and
Charles Parmelli, SIOR led the fundraising
effort to surpass the minimum of $100,000 to create a named
fund. Through the leadership of these and many others, the
Foundation is proud to officially announce the establishment of
this named fund. The new fund, which is the second one created
within the SIOR Foundation, will be used for scholarships in
honor of David Houston’s lifelong commitment to education.
All donors will be recognized on the David T. Houston Jr., SIOR
Scholarship Fund donor list.
The Foundation’s first named fund was the Mildred C.
Hanson (Millie) Hanson, SIOR Memorial Scholarship Fund
established in January 2008 to support and honor women in
commercial real estate. Over 130 donors have contributed to this
Any donor or Chapter may also create a named fund “In
Memory Of” a deceased or “In Honor Of” a living colleague,
loved one, estate, family, or corporation. For more information
about establishing a named fund, or to make a tax-deductible
donation to the David Houston Scholarship Fund, contact staff at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.449.8238.
David T. Houston Jr.,
SIOR, CRE, FRICS
Sept. 9, 1945-Oct. 4, 2010
Great Escape Giveaway Sets Spring Event Record
Record-setting tickets sales plus outstanding prizes donated by
SIORs and SIOR Chapters enabled the Foundation’s “Great
Escape Giveaway” to NET $56,000, the most ever raised by
our spring event! Proceeds will help continue the Foundation’s
matching SIOR Chapter Scholarships and Educational
Congratulations to these Great Escape Giveaway drawing
• Weekend & Theater in Manhattan compliments of the SIOR
Northeast Region Chapters: Warren J. “Jay” Arnett Jr.,
• Week of Sun, Sand & Golf in Aruba made possible by Lynn
E. Reich, SIOR, CCIM, FRICS: Robert J. Staniforth, SIOR.
• Bandon Dunes “Pacific Golf Paradise” compliments of
the SIOR West Region Chapters: Los Angeles, Northern
California, Inland Empire/Orange County, Arizona: Lester
E. Osborn, SIOR, CCIM.
• Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa + Travel. Guest room
courtesy of Crescent Real Estate Equities. $2,000 allowance
toward airfare, spa & dining compliments of SIOR North
Texas and SIOR Houston/Gulf Coast Chapters: Scott Jessen
• Week at Playa del Carmen, Mexico courtesy of Felix G.
Tejada, SIOR: David M. Stokes, SIOR.
• Pheasant Hunt at Circle H Ranch, SD courtesy of Paul Hegg,
SIOR & Kristen Hegg Zueger, SIOR: Peter O. Hanson,
SIOR, CIPS. NOTE: Peter was unable to use his prize,
so Dave Drummond, SIOR purchased it in exchange
for a $2,000 donation to the David T. Houston Jr., SIOR
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
• Steamboat Springs Horseback Riding & Fly Fishing made
possible by Aileen Sandstedt, SIOR & Kent Sandstedt,
SIOR: Geoffrey M. Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP.
• Golfing at Barefoot, North Myrtle Beach courtesy of Melissa
and Allan Riorda, SIOR: Douglas H. May, SIOR.
• “Your Kind of Town” Chicago Experience + Airfare compliments of the SIOR Chicago and Ohio Chapters: Donald M.
• Romantic Trip to Williamsburg Winery. Virginia Winery
Package compliments of the SIOR Virginia Chapter.
$1,000 airfare allowance compliments of SIOR Western
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Regional Chapters: Norman
Khoury, SIOR, CCIM.
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