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IFMA Foundation On-site Events

The IFMA Foundation and its supporters view academics and research as critical strategies in enhancing the FM profession. Through your participation in Foundation activities at World Workplace, you make a significant contribution to programs that promote higher FM education, provide scholarships to FM students and support research critical to the FM profession.

Help us make FM a career of choice

The IFMA Foundation relies entirely on private funding to carry out its mission. Add Tuesday’s events to your registration — proceeds fund the good works of the Foundation, including student scholarships, the Accredited Degree Program, the Global Workforce Initiative and more.

Doug Underwood Memorial/IFMA Utilities Council Golf Tournament

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 | 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
​Steele Canyon Golf Club | Jamul, CA

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Steele Canyon Golf Club
3199 Stonefield Drive Jamul, CA (20 minutes from downtown San Diego in the Rancho San Diego neighborhood)

The Utilities Council of IFMA, the IFMA Foundation and C&W Services invite you to get into the swing of World Workplace with a round of golf in support of FM student scholarships.

Proceeds from the tournament are used to fund scholarships awarded through the Foundation to undergraduate/graduate students majoring in facility management and to pay the recipients’ expenses to attend IFMA’s World Workplace.

Steele Canyon’s 27-hole championship golf course was designed by Gary Player, one of history’s greatest golfers, with a respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Since opening for play, Steele Canyon has been celebrated as one of California’s most exciting courses, and is the recipient of Golf Digest’s prestigious “4-½ Star Award.”

The tournament is a best ball scramble format for players of all levels. Prizes will be awarded for: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Teams, Longest Drive, Straightest Drive and Longest Putt.

Download the tournament flier (.pdf)


Time Function
8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
8:55 am Announcements
9:00 am Shotgun Start
2:00 pm Lunch
2:15 pm Prizes Awarded
2:15 pm Raffle
2:30 pm Conclusion


Add golf registration to your World Workplace form – Cost per person:

  • US$175 (by Aug. 15)
  • US$200 (by Sept. 25)
  • US$250 (on site, day of event)

Sign up to sponsor the 2016 Doug Underwood Golf Tournament

IFMA Foundation Celebration - "Good Foundation Vibrations"

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Parq | 615 Broadway (in San Diego's Gaslamp District)

The IFMA Foundation’s annual event to honor donors and celebrate student scholarship recipients includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an auction benefitting the Foundation and videos on the Global Workforce Initiative.

You won’t want to miss the inspiring stories from kids, students and folks of all ages who are making a FM a career of choice. And from the décor to the ambience to the food, Parq is an unparalleled experience.

Add Celebration registration to your World Workplace form. Cost per person: US$125. Full Event PLUS! registration includes a ticket to this event.


IFMA Foundation Silent Auction

Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Friday, Oct. 7
Parq | 615 Broadway (in San Diego's Gaslamp District)

It’s back, and better than ever! Bid on must-have treasures and sports/entertainment memorabilia. All proceeds go toward the work of the Foundation in making FM a career of choice through FM academics, student scholarships and research.

Silent Auction

IFMA Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk

Wednesday, Oct. 5 | ​​7:30 a.m.
Marriott Marquis | Meet at back of hotel along the water

New for 2016! Support the IFMA Foundation in making FM a career of choice and get your morning workout by walking or running along the beautiful San Diego boardwalk. Add 5K Fun Run/Walk registration to your World Workplace form.


  By Sept. 30 After Sept. 30
Regular price $50 $65
Students $25 $35

VIP Donor Lounge

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Friday, Oct. 7
​Room ​15A, San Diego Convention Center

Those who have made substantial contributions to the Foundation this past year are invited to learn more about the programs being funded. Meet members of the board and staff, and students and young professionals benefitting from scholarships and awards. An informational session will be offered to IFMA chapters and councils interested in learning more about the Global Workforce Initiative.

FM Student Roundtable

Thursday, Oct. 6 | ​3 p.m. – ​4 p.m.
2nd Level, Room 15A, San Diego Convention Center

All students studying FM and related areas, scholarship winners, ePoster and ISY students are invited to attend.

IFMA Foundation FM Academic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, Oct. 6 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, 3rd Level, Marina D-F Ballroom 

All registered attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers are invited to attend — see first-hand what the IFMA Foundation accomplishes with your contributions. Congratulate students and academic institutions that have demonstrated significant achievements in the following areas:

  • Scholarship: Since 1991, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.4 million to hundreds of aspiring FM professionals.
  • International Student of the Year: Each outstanding student nominated for ISY has not only achieved superior academic success, but has also demonstrated proficiency in leadership and FM activities.
  • ePoster Competition: Students studying in facility management programs or enrolled in Accredited Degree Programs will present FM-related projects and research work, share internship experiences and other activities in this high-profile competition
  • Accredited Degree Program (ADP): The ADP assures current and prospective students, potential employers and parents that accredited FM degrees meet the rigorous academic standard for quality, subject content and student outcome requirements. Accreditation is awarded at the associate degree (two-year), bachelor’s degree (four-year) and graduate degree levels.
FM Awards

Academic & Research Session Track

Thursday, Oct. 6 – Friday, Oct. 7

The A&R session track features academic research on FM worldwide, as well as special presentations in the IFMA Foundation Donor Lounge, such as everything you ever wanted to know about the Accredited Degree Program. Find these sessions online using the search function.

ePoster Competition

Thursday, Oct. 6 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
​San Diego Convention Center | Room ​15A

Students studying in facility management programs or enrolled in Accredited Degree Programs will present FM-related projects and research work, share internship experiences and other activities in this high-profile competition. Winners qualify for gratis admission to next year's World Workplace.

FM Student Internship Information Session

Friday, Oct. 7 | 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
​Room ​15A, San Diego Convention Center

This session will unite industry, institution and individual internship stakeholders to discuss what makes an internship/co-op program successful. Examples, best practices and lessons learned will be presented. Whether you’re interested in offering or participating in an internship program, this session will provide valuable tips and guidance.

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