Bollinger Foundation for Scholarships to Families of Public Housing Workers

Posted on April 9, 2007

Bollinger Foundation Seeks Nominations for Scholarship Grants

The Bollinger Foundation, a unique foundation created to provide financial assistance to families of economic development, community development, and public housing workers will be awarding its annual round of grants in June. The Foundation is seeking nominations for this year?s awards. Specifically, assistance is available to families who have lost a parent or guardian where the deceased or surviving parent or guardian worked in the field of public housing, community development, or economic development.

The Foundation welcomes nominations of eligible families. Please visit our website to make a nomination using our online nomination form. <a href="http://www.bollingerfoundation.org">http://www.bollingerfoundation.org</a>. Nominations can also be mailed or faxed to Corie Ziegler, The Bollinger Foundation, c/o IEDC, 734 15th St., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 223-4745. The deadline for nominations is May 11, 2007. If you would like to have the form or any sponsorship materials mailed, faxed, or emailed to you, please contact Corie Ziegler at (202) 942-9476 or cziegler@iedconline.org

The foundation?s main source of funding, the Bollinger Open charity golf tournament will be held on Friday June 8th at 2:00 PM at the Andrew?s Air Force Base Golf Course. Sponsorship and participation in the tournament is open to organizations and individuals interested in the mission of the foundation. Past major sponsors have included: Credit Suisse/First Boston; Branig Capital Markets; Fannie Mae; The Mortgage Bankers Association; The National Association of Realtors; Freddie Mac; Wells Fargo Mortgage; and the International Economic Development Council. If you are interested in participating in the tournament and/or being a sponsor of the tournament, please visit the Bollinger Foundation website, <a href="http://www.bollingerfoundation.org">http://www.bollingerfoundation.org</a>

The Bollinger Foundation is named in memory of Steve Bollinger, who was Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1981-1984. Steve Bollinger was a dedicated professional who passed away unexpectedly in 1984. Steve had hosted a golf tournament for several years. In 1989, his widow, Lin Bollinger, chose to start the Bollinger Foundation with an initial contribution of $15,000. To raise funds for the foundation, Lin continued Steve?s yearly tradition of outdoor fun on the links. Over the past 15 years, the foundation has been able to provide more than $250,000 in support for over 50 families across the United States.

International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is dedicated to helping economic development professionals improve the quality of life in their communities. With over 4,000 members, we represent all levels of government, academia, and private industry. IEDC provides a broad range of member services including research, advisory services, conferences, professional certification, professional development, publications, legislative tracking and more. <a href="http://www.iedconline.org">http://www.iedconline.org</a>

IEDC also manages the Association of Defense Communities, which brings together public and private sector professionals involved in the redevelopment of closed military bases as well as the building relationships between active Installations and the community.


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