PMIEF Annual Report 2015 - Page 3

A Message from the Board of Directors O n behalf of the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Board of Directors, thank you for your support and continued interest in our efforts to leverage project management for social good®. 2015 was another year of tremendous growth and new opportunities for PMIEF. We awarded US $1.1 million in 10 grants to nonprofit organizations to incorporate project management into programs for youth and teachers as well as to implement a Disaster Management Grants Initiative. Since 2012, this brings the foundation’s total investment in innovative grant-funded initiatives to more than US $3 million impacting individuals in 28 countries on five continents. We also provided more than US $518,000 in academic and professional development scholarships to 416 individuals and helped 20,000 youth learn project management. PMIEF relies on the generous and continuing support of others to achieve its goals. Each and every gift makes a difference! And, our continued growth was due to you – our esteemed donors, volunteers and champions. Your generous support enabled PMIEF to develop and expand meaningful programs and services that make a difference in the lives of people and communities throughout the world. While there were many accomplishments this past year, we also experienced a personal loss. Early in 2016, the Chair of the PMIEF Board of Directors, A. Suresh Chandra passed away suddenly. He was a passionate advocate of project management as a way of life. While he will be deeply missed, his was a life that was as genuinely altruistic as it was undeniably inspirational and for this, we are forever grateful. We are committed to continuing the work that Suresh helped to guide during his three years on the PMIEF Board of Directors. We hope that you, too, will continue to share our passion for this work and for project management’s unique ability to drive positive change in our world. When passionate and like-minded people come together with the right resources, amazing things can happen. Please take the time to read the following pages in this annual report to see how they happen each and every day at PMIEF. As we move forward in 2016 and beyond, we are proud of what PMIEF has accomplished in 2015 and excited about the future. Our community is strong and vibrant, and together we will continue our efforts to champion project management for social good® across the globe. Allan Mills, MPM, PMP, PMI-ACP Suketu Nagrecha, MBA, PMP 2015 Chair PMIEF Board of Directors 2016 Chair PMIEF Board of Directors 2