I was especially honored to serve this year as Chairman of the Mildred C. Hanson, SIOR Memorial Scholarship Committee.
My committee members were Patricia Loveall, Chris Curtis, Sue Smith, Aaron Barnard and myself. Corrine Nowak, the
Foundation’s Manager, administered the process and was instrumental in achieving the final outcome. We had 14 applicants
for the $4,000 scholarship. These young students really have their eyes on the ball. They are dedicated and have a plan for
their future. I know when I was their age, my biggest decisions revolved around which bar to go to next and what class to
skip the next day! After the committee went through the grading process, we narrowed the group down to three people and
conducted phone interviews. All three were clear winners. We decided to see if we could award a second scholarship of
$2,000; and one of our SIOR elite stepped up to fund it. The Foundation thanks you for your support. We proudly presented
Diana Saldana, a senior at Azusa Pacific University, a $4,000 scholarship. Additionally, we presented Emily Weissert, a senior
at University of Georgia, a $2,000 scholarship. Thanks to all committee members; I know this process was as rewarding to
you as it was to me.
The year has already started off with a bang, with a successful 50/50 drawing at the SIOR Fall World Conference in Chicago.
Thanks to the generosity of the conference attendees, the Foundation netted over $4,300! Thanks to everyone who participated.
During the SIOR Foundation’s “Star” Reception and Wine Tasting, Ian Grusd, SIOR, CCIM, and the SIOR New Jersey
Chapter presented the Foundation with two very generous checks in memory of John Adams and Stanley Marcus. This is a
wonderful example of honoring those we have lost, by supporting the causes they cared about and advancing the commercial
real estate industry.
I challenge every SIOR member to step up and make some kind of contribution to the Foundation. THE SIOR FOUNDATION
IS YOUR CHARITY. We do make a difference. Call any of the trustees listed above and ask them what you can do. Visit the
Foundation’s website at www.siorfoundation.org or contact Corrine Nowak, our Foundation Manager, at (202) 449 8208.
Thanks for your support and may 2014 bring you happiness and prosperity.
Robert J. Staniforth, SIOR
President, SIOR Foundation
Patrick J. Sentner, SIOR.
Sue Smith, SIOR
Donn M. Sullivan, SIOR
Laurence J. Taylor Jr., SIOR
Randall Walker, SIOR
J. Peter Whatmore, SIOR
Daniel F. Wilkinson, SIOR, CRE, FRICS
David J. Zimmer, SIOR, FRICS
Nearly one hundred members and guests attended this year's SIOR
Foundation "Star" Reception and Wine Tasting; including Aaron Barnard,
SIOR, CCIM, Bob Staniforth, SIOR, and Allen Gump, SIOR, CCIM.
Wine donated to the SIOR Foundation's "Star" Reception and Wine
Tasting by A. Carl Tiedemann, SIOR, CPM, CRE.