Be Part of the Soundtrack to Scholarships

The NAHMA Educational Foundation will be honoring Gianna Richards, president of Solari Enterprises Inc., with the 2023 Inspiration Award at its annual fundraising gala in October. Tickets are required.

The 2023 Inspiration Award recipient will be celebrated at the foundation’s Inspire Gala, held on Oct. 25, at the Hamilton in Washington, D.C. The benefit serves as the primary public annual fundraising event for the NAHMA Educational Foundation’s scholarship fund. The gala features live entertainment from The Onyx Band, a sit-down dinner, and a live and silent auction. Sponsorships and tickets for the gala are available. To buy individual tickets or to become a sponsor, please visit To donate items for the silent auction, please contact Stefanie Lee at

In order to be included in event promotional materials, sponsorships are due by Oct. 1.

NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships


The NAHMA Educational Foundation has selected 111 student residents to receive scholarships this year. Each scholarship is worth $3,500; the total scholarship money awarded for 2023 is $388,500. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech for scholarships for students pursuing their bachelor’s degree in property management.

“We take immense pride in the NAHMA Education Foundation’s ability to grant scholarship awards to students enrolled in a variety of community colleges, universities, and trade/technical schools across the nation,” said Dr. Alicia Stoermer Clark, chairperson of the NAHMA Education Foundation. “Our recipients encompass accomplished students with diverse academic pursuits, ranging from accounting to veterinary science. Through the unwavering dedication and support of our donors and sponsors, we’ve been able to extend impactful financial awards to this year’s NAHMA scholars. The NAHMA Education Foundation has been fortunate to sustain our scholarship offerings annually since 2006, thanks to the ongoing and generous contributions of our dedicated supporters.”

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is pleased to have created this legacy supporting resident academic achievement for the betterment of communities nationwide.

This year’s class of NAHMA scholars comes from 18 different states and represents 11 regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs). To read the complete list of the scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships. The 2023 scholars, including their community, management company, school, grade, and major, are listed according to their AHMA.

For additional information about the NAHMA Scholarship Program, please contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson at


NAHMA Foundation Brochure 2019

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is organized and operated exclusively as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Founded in October 1994, the NAHMA Educational Foundation works in tandem with its sister organization, the 501(c)(6) National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).

The mission of the NAHMA Educational Foundation is to assist residents of federally subsidized housing as they strive to enhance their lives, job opportunities and children’s futures. Its mission is also to enhance the livability and standing of communities managed by NAHMA member companies nationwide.

The objectives of the NAHMA Educational Foundation are:

  1. To engage in activities to make scholarships possible for students living in low-income housing
  2. To conduct a yearly poster art contest that allows children, seniors and adults with special needs living in affordable multifamily housing to submit artwork with a drug-free theme; every year the original artwork is auctioned off and all profits fund further scholarships through the foundation

Over the past few years, the NAHMA Educational Foundation has seen continued, steady growth in fundraising efforts to provide scholarships to residents of affordable housing communities. The foundation accepts tax deductible contributions at any time during the year. For more information, contact Brenda Moser at the NAHMA Educational Foundation at 703-683-8630, ext. 114.

NAHMA Educational Foundation Bylaws