NAHMA Educational Foundation Honors Carole Glodney and Karen Steinbaum
The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)Educational Foundation will be honoring Carole Glodney and Karen Steinbaum with the 2020 Inspiration Award at its annual gala in October. The award recognizes individuals or organizations for their longtime commitment to the advancement of educational opportunities for those working within the affordable housing industry and the residents they serve.
Glodney, who recently retired from GK Management Co. after more than 45 years in the affordable housing industry, led the development of Goldrich Kest’s after-school, summer camp and adult recreation programs. Additionally, she actively encouraged participation in NAHMA’s annual AHMA Drug-Free Kids poster and art contest and the NAHMA Educational Foundation scholarship program.
Steinbaum, who recently retired from SK Management after more than 40 years in the affordable housing industry, helped develop AHMA-PSW’s youth summit program in 1994 called Rap & Chat when she was president of the association. The summit attracted more than 500 youth ages 7-18 and was open to residents of AHMA-PSW member properties. The only qualification to attend was that participants had to enter the AHMA’s anti-drug poster contest.
Both women had been involved with the NAHMA Educational Foundation since its inception in 1994 including serving on its board. Additionally, both have made significant donations to the foundation over the years, and have generously supported the AHMA-PSW scholarship program, both personally and through their companies.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors for the NAHMA Educational Foundation, it is our honor to celebrate the contributions that both Carole and Karen have made to affordable housing and the NAHMA Educational Foundation. They both represent a strong dedication to the mission of the foundation, which is to provide opportunities to those living in affordable housing.” Alice Fletcher, NAHMA Educational Foundation chair, said.
In selecting an Inspiration Award winner, the foundation board considers the nominee’s accomplishments in promoting education including training and recognition programs for employees, active participation in organizations promoting scholarship and furthering education, development of regional or national awareness campaigns or programs, and promotion or development of industry certification and training programs.
The 2020 Inspiration Award recipients will be honored during the foundation’s Virtual Inspire Gala, which will be held on Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. EST. The benefit serves as the primary public annual fundraising event for the NAHMA Educational Foundation’s scholarship fund. While the event is virtual this year, it will still be packed with exciting guest speakers, silent auction items, a trivia game and a live auction component. The foundation will also be recognizing the grand prizewinner from the annual AHMA Drug-Free Kids poster and art contest, which appears as the cover of the 2021 NAHMA Drug-Free Calendar. The virtual gala is free, but registration is required. To register, please visit nahmaedu.givesmart.com or contact Stefanie Lee at .
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