“I am not a Reading alumna, but Inclusion and Diversity are truly important to me; this is now the time for action across the industry. A diverse workforce helps to attract amazing talent, drive better decision making, build resilience and inspire innovation. I fully believe in this statement, and I am passionate to help spread the message of the importance of diversity and inclusion across the Real Estate Industry. The Reading Real Estate Foundation alongside Pathways to Property has played a huge role in helping to spread this message at the grass roots with now many success stories coming through. We need to tackle this top-down and bottom-up and the RREF is a key part of how we do that.”Jo McNamara, Oxford Properties
Individual supporters support a number of activities, outlined below, and all funds donated are directed to support education and research at the Department of Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School, helping to provide student bursaries, additional career development activities, outreach projects and more. Supporters such as Joanne McNamara make a real difference to RREF, and if you would like to support RREF financially, please click the button above to make a gift.
If you are interested in getting involved with RREF please email RREFemail@example.com or call +44 (0)118 378 4195
RREF regularly runs campaigns to boost our philantropic endeavours to support exccellence in Real Estate research and education, and to highlight key areas that need funding. Each donation given by an individual makes a difference.
Our latest campaign is seeking to provide the funding we require to continue a dedicated student mental health support programme RREF launched and funded back in 2018, a service that in light of the current pandemic faces even more demand on its service but needs funding to be able to continue. You can read more on this campaign here.
You can make a real difference to our community by choosing to fundraise for RREF as an individual, or as a corporate support initiative, check out our Fundraising Pack for ideas and inspiration, we know the pandemic has made traditional fundraising harder but we've compiled a list of Virtual Fundraising Ideas to provide some inspiration. If you would like to talk to someone regarding individual fundraising or for further support please contact us on the details above.
Alongside financial support, individuals choose to support RREF in a number of other ways:
- Join us an industry Mentor as part of the Mentoring Programme, which currently has 376 partnerships.
- You could help provide an opportunity to a student at your firm via our Access Internship Scheme..
- Share your knowledge as a guest speaker at one of our many RREF events, or contribute to our newsletter or community on Henley Live.
- Volunteer your time and help support RREF evens and networking as a member of our Events or RG10 committees, contact us for further information on RREFfirstname.lastname@example.org, we are always looking for non-London based members to widen events outside of the London belt.
Please do get in touch if you have an idea or other way in which you as an individual can support RREF, the Real Estate and Planning Department or students.
Choosing to leave a legacy is a big decision, but can have such a vital impact on the future of teaching and education such as the David Robins Fund, if you choose to leave a legacy to RREF, or would like to discuss this please contact Dr Paola Tinti on +44 (0)118 378 4096 or email email@example.com and we’d be delighted to discuss.