University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign – Endowment and Scholarships
When Harold Eisenberg passed away in 1999, his family created a $100,000 endowment in his name at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Harold’s alma mater. The endowment was established to continue Harold’s legacy of promoting education and growth in the field of real estate. In addition to the endowment, each year the Foundation works closely with Professor Roger Cannady and other university staff members to identify promising real estate students in need of financial assistance. Working together, we select annual scholarship award winners based on academic performance, commitment to service, and dedication to pursuing a career in the real estate industry.
2012 brings the Foundation’s total scholarship award contribution for the past 14 years to over $180,000!
The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s partnership and support of the International Counsel of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Education Foundation underscores its mission to support the educational and professional growth in the world of real estate. Harold served as an active volunteer and faculty member for ICSC for many years and this scholarship honors his legacy. Each year the Eisenberg Foundation provides a full scholarship for an “Eisenberg Foundation Scholarship Winner” to attend the ICSC “School for Professional Development”. The scholarship covers enrollment fees, text books, work books and travel expenses for the recipient to attend a week-long series of classes designed to acquaint him or her with the inner workings of the shopping center industry, while providing insights and strategies useful to future growth and leadership within the profession. Scholarship recipients report that the experience is invaluable and see the insights learned and connections made as those that will last a lifetime.