Scholarship fund set up to honor Mainstreet’s Shinners

UPDATE: Illinois REALTORS® has donated $10,000 to the Margery Shinners Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the scholarship honoring Shinners and details on how you can donate, see the information below.  


Donations are being accepted through the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation in the memory of former Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® CEO Margery Shinners to fund scholarships for association executives.

Shinners, who died last month, was a longtime member of Mainstreet’s staff who had been promoted to CEO in December.

The donations, which are tax deductible, will go toward the Margery Shinners Scholarship, and will be for women seeking additional leadership training as part of their role as association executives.

There are two ways to donate:

  • Send a check: Make checks payable to the foundation, and please put Margery Shinners Scholarship Fund in the memo section of the check, Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation, 522 South Fifth St., Springfield, IL 62701.
  • Donate online: Go to the foundation’s website and make a secure donation. Make sure to fill out the section of the form labeled “Add special instructions” with a notation that the money is for the Margery Shinners Scholarship Fund.
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Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association’s communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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