Dedicated to creating a vibrant retail estate industry responsive to the needs of our members and communities.
The ICSC Foundation is the charitable arm of ICSC, dedicated to creating a vibrant retail real estate industry responsive to the needs of its members and communities. Talent and community support are the core of the Foundation’s initiatives and provide members the opportunity to invest in the future talent of our industry while giving back to the communities they serve.
Our new Talent Incubator Project is a series of best-in-class initiatives designed to identify and develop the next generation of diverse talent to excel in the retail real estate industry.
Through academic scholarships, mentorships, internships, university partnerships and student engagement activities as well as diversity in leadership recruitment, the Talent Incubator Project will build a pipeline of bright, diverse and ambitious students who will define the future of our industry.
In lieu of our traditional RECon fundraising event, this year we are raising money through a Foundation Benefactor’s campaign prior to RECon to benefit the Talent Incubator Project. Each of our Benefactors will be recognized at Foundation-run talent events throughout RECon.
The Foundation plays a leading role in identifying, attracting and developing diverse and outstanding talent that can excel in the industry’s rapidly evolving landscape. Services include academic and professional education scholarships, programs for ICSC student members such as mentoring, job assistance and experiential learning opportunities, and partnerships with innovative non-profits committed to this effort.
Our industry has a social responsibility to give back to the communities it serves and the ICSC Foundation promotes and recognizes the philanthropic initiatives of its members through this prestigious program.