Diversity Celebration

2019 Carnivale Diversity Celebration Photo Shoot

10th Anniversary of the Diversity Celebration on April 30!

Each April, the BOMA/Chicago Foundation hosts the Diversity Celebration to support its initiatives – which include three scholarship programs, college mentoring, career fairs, building tours, high school outreach, CRE education and other programing, including the Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship. This Ollie Scholarship is awarded to underrepresented CRE professionals and pays the full tuition for the RPA designation.

This year's Diversity Celebration marks our 10th anniversary! The event will be held on Thursday, April 30 at The Old Post Office from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. We expect over 500 people to attend. The 2020 Ollie Scholarship recipient will be honored at the April 30 Celebration.

Affiliate and Building Members, along with the entire Chicagoland CRE community, are encouraged to support this event through sponsorships, donations and ticket purchases. Please visit the event webpage for more information on sponsorships and tickets, along with a list of our 2020 sponsors.

To learn more about the Diversity Celebration, please contact Jaclynne Madden, Director of Education, at jmadden@bomachicago.org or (312) 870-9608.

April 11 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.