BOMA/Chicago Foundation

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BOMA/Chicago Foundation Overview

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation was formed in 2008 as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and has been qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The mission of the Foundation is to advance the development of emerging talent in commercial real estate, inclusive of underrepresented groups, through education, exposure and outreach.

The Foundation's primary goals are to:

Foundation Board & Committees

As an entity separate from BOMA/Chicago, the Foundation has its own Board of Directors, bylaws, books and records and tax returns. Three committees serve the Foundation – the Nominating, Diversity and Scholarship Committees.


Annual Diversity Celebration Fundraiser

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation hosts the Diversity Celebration each April to raise funds for its scholarships, mentoring, outreach and other programs. This event is open to both members and non-members of BOMA/Chicago.

Career Days at Chicago High Schools and Colleges


The BOMA/Chicago Foundation's Diversity Committee works with local high schools and colleges, along with after-school programs, to host commercial real estate career days. Below are the CRE career days we have hosted since 2019.

Make a Donation


You are invited to make a donation to the BOMA/Chicago Foundation. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable contributions or as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Donors should check with their tax advisors.


Become a Diversity Ambassador


Are you a passionate commercial real estate leader who is committed to enhancing diversity, inclusion and equity within our industry? Then we invite you to become a Diversity Ambassador. Ambassadors can sign up to attend and volunteer at diversity events and initiatives throughout the year. You can apply to become an ambassador here.


Contact Information

|f you have any questions about the BOMA/Chicago Foundation or would like to make a donation, please contact Jaclynne Madden, Director of Education, at or (312) 870-9608.


2020 BOMA/Chicago Foundation Sponsors

Because of COVID-19, the Foundation was not able to host its annual Diversity Celebration. As of now, we plan to hold the next Celebration in April 2021.

The below sponsors signed on to support the Foundation for the entire 2020 calendar year. We would like to thank and recognize each of these sponsors!

If you would like to become a 2020 Foundation sponsor or learn more about the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jaclynne Madden, Director of Education, at or (312) 870-9608.







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