The following is a message from the Annual Fund Chairman Stephen C. Conley, Sr. sent to Product Council leadership in July 2017.
Good Afternoon Council Leadership,
I began my tenure as the new Annual Fund Chairman for the ULI Foundation on July 1. As my first order of business, I would like to thank you for your dedication and support of the Annual Fund through the Annual Fund Product Council Competitions.
As you know, each year the Annual Fund supports important, mission focused work of ULI. Programs supported by the Annual Fund include UrbanPlan, where ULI volunteers work in high schools and colleges to prepare the next generation of informed citizens on issues that impact the built environment. ULI’s Advisory Services Panel program, which, since 1947 has advised over 600 communities around the world on critical land use challenges, is also supported by the Annual Fund. I can think of few things more impactful in terms of ULI membership than the support of these programs which make such a difference in the communities where we all live, work and play.
As a current UDMUC Red Product Council member, I understand the importance of Product Councils achieving 100% participation. On that note, I am very excited to announce that the Responsible Property Investment Council achieved 100% participation on Monday, July 24, within the first month of the start of the 2018 competition! Thank you and congratulations to Council Chair, Molly McCabe and Council Ambassador, Philip Payne. Molly and Phil made it a priority to discuss the importance of the Annual Fund with RPIC’s members who responded quickly and generously. What a great example RPIC has set for all the remaining Councils!
Thanks again for all you do to support ULI and the ULI Foundation. I look forward to working with you to assist the Annual Fund reaching its goal of $1,650,000 this year.
Stephen C. Conley, Sr.Chairman, ULI Foundation Annual Fund
Chairman, ULI Foundation Annual Fund