“Kimball Office is pleased to sponsor this important and relevant initiative with the IIDA Foundation to celebrate the diversity of voices within our industry,” says Russ Mitchell, director of A&D marketing for Kimball Office. “What better way to support design than to help develop and educate a diverse representation of future leaders for the profession.”
“This is truly an exciting opportunity for the IIDA Foundation. Kimball is the first IIDA corporate member to establish a named fund under the Foundation’s umbrella, and their interest and support of diversity in the student population is to be applauded,” commends Gail Burns, chair of the IIDA Foundation.
A committee composed of IIDA Members will review the nominations from the four higher learning institutions and make their recommendation to the IIDA Trustees in selection of the 2006 scholarship recipient. The award will be presented in early December. For ongoing updates, watch IIDA’s DesignMatters newsletter and the Foundation’s Web link at www.iida.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=156.
The IIDA Foundation is a not-for-profit (501c3), philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to advance interior design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the interior design profession.
IIDA works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community. IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 12,000 Members in nine specialty Forums in 30 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s Web site at www.iida.org.