Learn more about Chase’s $3 million commitment to the Appraiser Diversity Initiative.
Get details about why college graduates should consider a career in valuation.
Companies interested in becoming a sponsor of the Appraiser Diversity Initiative can find out how.
Along with the Appraisal Institute’s other DE&I efforts, the organization has a Women’s Initiative Committee, which supports the growth of women in the profession, and a Diversity Panel which provides ideas, expertise and other input to AI’s Executive Committee. Additionally, AI’s University Relations Committee helps introduce the valuation profession to students.
Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy
Watch the video featuring 2021 Appraisal Institute President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, explaining why AI is seeking a more inclusive environment for valuers:
Watch the video where 2021 Appraisal Institute President Rodman Schley, MAI, SRA, discusses why AI is addressing unconscious bias in the profession:
Unique Opportunities for Minorities and Women
The Minority and Women Directory is a search tool for local, state and federal agencies and financial institutions that would like to, or are required to, assign a portion of their work to qualifying minorities or women. Please access the Minority and Women Directory via the Appraisal Institute’s Find an Appraiser directory. Designated Members of the Appraisal Institute can add themselves to this directory for increased visibility.
To search the Minority and Women Directory, access the Find an Appraiser site and add the business, geographic, property type or other desired search criteria and then click the “Search” button. When the results of that Search appear, click the “Minority and Women Directory” check box. That check box will filter your search to include only those individuals who are listed in the Minority and Women Directory and who meet the search criteria you included.
The AIERF Minorities and Women AI Course Scholarship is focused on providing financial assistance to help minority and women Candidates for Designation achieve their designation. To learn more about the scholarship requirements, or to apply, click here.
The AIERF Minorities and Women College Scholarships are awarded to minority and women undergraduate and graduate students pursuing academic degrees, or with demonstrated interest, in real estate appraisal and/or valuation. To learn more about the scholarship requirements, or to apply, click here.
For questions about AI Education and Relief Foundation scholarships, contact Scott Brody.
For questions about the Appraiser Diversity Initiative, contact Bill Garber.
For media inquiries, or additional information about the Appraisal Institute's commitment to diversity, contact Brent Roberts.
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with over 16,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Our mission is to empower valuation professionals through community, credentialing, education, body of knowledge and ethical standards. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations.