April 20 Diversity Celebration: Thank You for Supporting the Ollie Scholarship Program!

By: | March 01, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Ollie Scholarship Recipient!
The BOMA/Chicago Foundation and the Scholarship Committee are excited to announce that Liliana (Lily) Leon, Assistant Property Manager at NAI Hiffman, has been awarded the 2017 Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship. Lily, a DePaul University graduate, began her career as a property administrator at Harper Court with McCaffery Interests, Inc in 2014. Soon after, she was promoted to assistant property manager for the University of Chicago's commercial real estate portfolio. During that time, Lily received her broker's license. At the end of 2016, Lily accepted an offer from NAI Hiffman (909 Davis Street in Evanston) in hopes of continuing her growth within CRE. We will recognize Lily at the Diversity Celebration.

April 20 Diversity Celebration Details
The annual Diversity Celebration to raise funds for the Ollie Scholarship and to recognize our 2017 recipient was held on April 20 at Venue SIX10 (610 S Michigan, home of the Spertus Institute) . About 300 were in attendance as we celebrated, enjoyed the amazing views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan and watched the talented Jesse White Tumblers perform. Click here to view photos from the Celebration.

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation hosts the Diversity Celebration as an opportunity for BOMA/Chicago members to raise funds for the Ollie Scholarship. The Ollie Scholarship promotes educational and career opportunities for minority professionals in CRE by providing the full tuition cost for recipients to earn the RPA designation. In 2017, through sponsorships alone, we raised $70,000 for the Ollie Scholarship program! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
We sincerely thank JLL for signing on as the Platinum Sponsor of this event. This is JLL's third year supporting the Ollie Scholarship with the Platinum Sponsorship. We also thank all of our current sponsors, listed below.

To read a biography of the scholarship's namesake, Reginald L. Ollie, along with testimonials from previous Ollie Scholarship recipients, please click here.













*The BOMA/Chicago Foundation is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable contributions or as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Donors should check with their tax advisors.

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