Diversity Celebration

2019 Carnivale Diversity Celebration Photo Shoot

BOMA/Chicago Foundation Diversity Celebration

With the health and well-being of our community in mind, the BOMA/Chicago Foundation has cancelled the 2020 Diversity Celebration. The next Celebration will be held in April 2021.

The 2020 Diversity Celebration was scheduled to take place on April 30 at The Old Post Office. However, due to COVID-19 cases in the Chicagoland area and our deep concern for your health and safety, this event has been cancelled.

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation hosts the Diversity Celebration to raise funds for its scholarship, mentoring, outreach and other programs, including the Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship. At this event, we would have celebrated and recognized our 2020 Ollie Scholar - Vivian Orozco, Property Administrator for Sterling Bay at 600 West Chicago. We are all so proud of Vivian and we will recognize her at upcoming BOMA/Chicago events and at the 2021 Celebration.

The Diversity Celebration has grown into one of our most beloved and exciting events. It is because of YOUR support that we have been able to grow our funding and the number of initiatives we support. The Celebration not only helps us fund our Full Designation and Ollie Scholarship programs, but also allows us to visit high schools and colleges and create strong partnerships with Chicagoland organizations, such as Pass With Flying Colors. For more information about the BOMA/Chicago Foundation, our 2020 Foundation sponsors and to learn more about the other careers days and events we have held, please click here.

We want to thank the Diversity Committee for tirelessly championing for diversity in commercial real estate and for dedicating their time in planning the Celebration.

We look forward to seeing you in the near future. And - once again - thank you for all of your support of the Foundation and Diversity Celebration over these past ten years.

2019 Diversity Celebration: Thank You for an Amazing Evening!

On April 11, the BOMA/Chicago Foundation and the Diversity Committee held its annual Diversity Celebration fundraiser at Carnivale. Over 500 people were in attendance as we recognized Karen Le, Real Estate Accounting Manager for CBRE at Chicago's Union Station, as the 2019 Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholar. We also honored former Ollie Scholars who have graduated and earned their RPAs. Those graduates include Ebony Andry (Hines), Dominique Flowers (JLL) and Lily Leon (JLL).

Because of your generous donations through sponsorships, tickets and the raffle, we netted $84,000 for the Foundation! Thank you to everyone, including our 58 sponsors listed below, for making this event so special and one for the history books!

View Photos from the Celebration! Tag yourself and your colleagues in the Diversity Celebration Facebook photo album. You can also view photos from the photo booth 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.