IFMA Boston Volunteers at Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

unnamed-5On September 25, more than 9,400 participants and 1,000 volunteers worked to raise more than $8.3 million for compassionate patient care and innovative cancer research at Dana-Farber. Among them, were IFMA Boston volunteers, including Andrew Verderame, Diana Firestone and Jennessa Durrani.

Andrew Verderame leads the Community Projects Committee for IFMA Boston and was the site captain for IFMA members who volunteered at Refueling Station #3 on West Central St. and Boden Ln. in Natick. There were 12 refueling stations with all routes concluding at the Copley Sq. Finish Line where walkers received a commemorative 2016 Jimmy Fund Walk medal and had the opportunity to take a team photo, and celebrate with live music and food.

Volunteers are a vital part of the tremendous success of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. IFMA would like to thank all who came out and hope to see you and more next year.


IFMA Boston Members Volunteer at The Furniture Trust’s Annual Eco-Carpentry Challenge

Congratulations to all who took part in and volunteered at The Furniture Trust’s annual signature event, the 2016 Eco-Carpentry Challenge Showcase on April 28, 2016 in Boston, MA.

The Eco-Carpentry Challenge is a team competition between schools in which industry mentors support their group in re-purposing used office furniture. This event promotes resourcefulness and recycling and provides an opportunity for students to develop their creative carpentry skills while demonstrating their commitment to recycling by creating new products from used office furniture.

We’re proud to have members of our Boston chapter actively involved as mentors and coaches to the Furniture Trust program, including Mike Clancy and John Lorusso, and 2016 contest judge Francine Buck.

East Bridgewater

IFMA Boston’s VP of Membership Francine Buck w/ East Bridgewater Jr./Sr. High School

This year’s winners:

BEST IN CLASS, winning $2,000 in the Large Shop category: Hopedale High School

BEST IN CLASS, winning $2,000 in the Small Shop category: Worcester Alternative High School

OVERALL RUNNER-UP winning $1,000: Whittier Regional High School

PEOPLE’S CHOICE, winning lunch of their choosing: Just A Start Youth Build Cambridge.

Runnner-Up Winner - Whittier Regional Vocational School

Runner-Up Whittier Regional Vocational School

All schools rose to the challenge this year with the amazing creativity and craftsmanship!

A special note of thanks to our IFMA member Mentors, Judges and Volunteers. IFMA Community Project’s committee members in attendance included Andrew Verderame, Diana Firestone, Annie McEvoy, Georgiana Olwell and Jack Davis.

IFMA Community Projects Member Diana Firestone Volunteering at the Event w/ volunteers from Peabody Office

IFMA Community Projects Member Diana Firestone Volunteering at the Event w/ volunteers from Peabody Office

2016 Awards of Excellence Call for Nominations

Nominations for this year’s awards opened on February 1st and will run through March.  Click here to download this year’s nomination package and join us on Tuesday, March 15th for a lunch time webinar to review tips, tricks and insights for nominating a winning entry.

Save the date for this year’s Awards of Excellence event to be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00 PM at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

IFMA Boston In The News

Be sure to check out the first publication of the month in the New England Real Estate Journal for IFMA Boston’s article of the month, upcoming events, and new member spotlights.

Here are some of the recent articles:

IFMA Boston’s Board of Directors is Paying It Forward

IFMA Boston’s Holiday Gala

IFMA Boston’s Upcoming Events

IFMA Boston’s Holiday Gala Round Up

My Visit to the SPARK Center with Wally from the Red Sox