I began my tenure as the new ULI Annual Fund Chairman on July 1, 2017. I would like to thank you for your dedication to and support of the Annual Fund through the Annual Fund Product Council Competitions.
As you know, each year the Annual Fund supports the important, mission-focused work of ULI. Programs supported by the Annual Fund include UrbanPlan, a program in which ULI volunteers work in high schools and colleges to prepare the next generation of informed citizens on issues that affect the built environment. ULI’s Advisory Services program, which since 1947 has advised over 600 communities around the world on critical land use challenges, is also supported by the Annual Fund. I can think of few things more impactful in terms of ULI membership than the support of these programs that make such a difference in the communities where we all live, work, and play.
As a current UDMUC Red Product Council member, I understand the importance of Product Councils achieving 100 percent participation. At the start of this fiscal year, the Responsible Property Investment Council (RPIC) continued its tradition of achieving 100% participation within the first month of the competition. I would like to congratulate RPIC and every Product Council that has continued to support the Annual Fund each year. All the Product Councils have continued a proud tradition of competition in giving.
Thanks again for all you do to support ULI. I look forward to working with you again this year to assist the Annual Fund reaching its goal of $2.2 million in the fiscal year 2020.
Stephen C. Conley Sr.
Chairman, ULI Annual Fund