Street Address:
Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation
522 South 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Mailing Address:
Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 2607
Springfield, IL 62708

About the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF)

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) is a not-for-profit organization established to aid and promote the work of real estate education throughout Illinois. The Foundation, established in 1970, is supported through the voluntary contributions of those who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois.

Scholarship awards have become a prominent activity of the Foundation. Scholarships are presently awarded each year by the Foundation to students of real estate and related fields of study at colleges and universities both within and outside Illinois and to those furthering their knowledge in the field of association management and leadership.

The Foundation is also under contract with the State of Illinois to administer the Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program.

Foundation Staff

Laurie Clayton
Foundation Manager
Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 2607
Springfield, IL 62708
(866) 854-7333
[email protected]

Jim Haisler
President – 2021
Heartland REALTOR® Organization
405 E. Congress Parkway, Suite A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
[email protected]

Amy Barnes
Vice-President – 2021
Barnes Realty, Inc.
110 West Carroll St
Lanark, IL 61046
[email protected]

Cathy Madaus
Secretary/Treasurer
Illinois REALTORS®
P.O. Box 19451
Springfield, IL 62794-9451

2021 REEF Board of Directors

  • 2021 President
    Jim Haisler
  • 2021 Vice-President
    Amy Barnes
  • Laurie Murphy – IDFPR
  • Jenni Beck
  • Deb Frazier
  • Andrea Greenwalt
  • Suzanne Miller
  • Mary Rita Nelson
  • Karen Robertson
  • Brandon Shaffer
  • Matt Silver
  • Jim Sim
  • Ginger Sreenan
  • Christopher Tenggren
  • Vicky Turner
  • Sarah Ware
  • Kay Wirth
  • Sandra Workman