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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Important Foundation for Appraisal Education Updates


The annual Foundation for Appraisal Education (FAE) fundraiser, the FUN’D Auction, is being held Sunday evening, April 22 at the ISA annual conference.  This joint ISA/FAE event features a Southwestern Style Dinner Buffet and the FUN’D Live/Silent Auction from 6pm-8pm. The purpose of the FAE is to support appraiser education through the awarding of scholarships to individuals seeking to improve their knowledge in the field of personal property appraising and for grants for group educational opportunities, such as speakers at ISA’s annual conference.

The FAE board is seeking your support for this important event, with the donation of an item or service with a fair market value over $50.00.  Examples of donations previously received include: fine art, jewelry, seminar tuitions, rare books, vacation condos, a Prairie Home Companion Coyote Butt, & one of a kind designer couture. All donations, in excellent condition, easily traveled, and of desirable nature are accepted. Please consider that most conference attendees will be traveling via air, and items should be portable.
If you are interested in making a contribution of an item or service, please email Fred Winer, ISA CAPP at by April 4, 2012.  Please include the item description, the fair market value, your name and your phone number.  If possible, please include a jpeg image so that we can provide advance publicity for your item.

Thank you for your generosity and for your help in making the FAE a sustainable foundation supporting our personal property appraisal community!


The Foundation for Appraisal Education is also pleased to announce the establishment of a new 2012 scholarship in the area of fine and decorative arts.  In alliance with the scholarship sponsor, Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., the Foundation will be offering the Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Scholarship in Fine and Decorative Arts for the first time in 2012.  This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual applicant under the age of 30, attending college level courses, seminars or specialty training in fine and decorative arts.
“We are enthusiastic about our new partnership with Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.,” said Beth Szescila, ISA CAPP, President of the Foundation. “Their innovative approach to promoting fine and decorative arts education among young adults will foster training and development of future appraisers and other professionals in the field.  The sponsorship of this scholarship is an indication of their strong commitment to the field of fine and decorative arts and its future.  We are grateful for their financial support and focus on education.”

Firm President Leland Little commented, in regards to the scholarship “We are honored to be able to provide this opportunity for a young adult to pursue fine and decorative arts training, as it is important to encourage and support young adults entering the professional careers of appraisers, auctioneers, and curators.”  Individuals under the age of 30 may apply through the Foundation’s defined application process.  Students, appraisers, auctioneers, museum curators, or any individual wanting to further their educational development in the area of fine and decorative arts personal property may apply for the scholarship.   According to Foundation Treasurer Vicky Nash Shaw, “this scholarship is the largest single scholarship ever awarded by the Foundation for Appraisal Education.”

For more information on this new scholarship, please visit the FAE website, or contact Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA CAPP, Treasurer for the Foundation for Appraisal Education at 312 924-1832.

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