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Chicago SIOR Marks 9th Year of Trunk Scholarship Support

Members of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) have donated 34 Trunk Scholarships to support the Ada S. McKinley College-Bound Trunk Scholarship program for 2019. Each trunk is valued at $500, for a total donation of $17,000.

Students receiving the Ada S. McKinley Trunk Scholarships are selected based on written essays describing how the Trunk Scholarship award would allow them to be suitably prepared to enter their first year of college. 2019 marks the ninth year of SIOR Chicago’s support of the initiative.

The following members and companies donated trunks in 2019: Arthur J. Rogers & Co.; Bridge Development; CenterPoint Properties; Conor Commercial; Jason West, SIOR and Sean Henrich, SIOR for Cushman & Wakefield; Duke Realty; Entre Commercial Realty; Harris Architects; Hillwood; IDI Logistics; Krusinski Construction; Liberty Property Trust; Meridian Design Build; ML Realty Partners; NKF; Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR; Taurus Modal Group; Venture One; Slone Commercial LLC; Lynn Reich, SIOR; David Liebman, SIOR; David Prioletti, SIOR; Nugent Curtis Real Estate; Arco Murray; Colliers International; Chris Gary, SIOR; Peak Construction; Donald & Cecile Schoenheider; Lee & Associates; along with a donation from the SIOR Chicago Chapter itself.

Pictured, front left: Elise Couston, SIOR, senior managing director of NKF and chair of the charitable committee of the SIOR Chicago Chapter; front right, Carrie Pohl, national sales manager SBA lending at Bank of America and SIOR Chicago Chapter Platinum Sponsor; back, is Dan Smolensky, SIOR, principal at Taurus Modal Group and SIOR Chicago Chapter 2018 president.

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