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Press Release

ICSC Foundation Announces Academic Scholarship Winners & Community Support Awards at RECon

May 22, 2018

NEW YORK (May 22, 2018) – The ICSC Foundation presented scholarships to students and awards to industry professionals who demonstrate dedication to the retail real estate industry and the communities it serves. The recipients were honored during RECon, the premier international retail real estate conference ICSC holds annually in Las Vegas.

Following its mission to identify, attract, and develop exceptional and diverse talent to become the next generation of leaders, the ICSC Foundation has recognized the following 11 ICSC student members who have exercised determined commitment to furthering their professional development. In addition to a monetary award, all scholarship recipients received an all-expense paid trip to RECon (or a regional ICSC conference), a pairing with an industry mentor, free ICSC student membership, and other valuable support services.


  • Alice Schweiger, UCLA, recipient of the ICSC Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
  • Simrandeep “Sam” Sandhu, University of Texas at Austin, recipient of the Federal Realty Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
  • Kalayah Sargeant, Florida State University, recipient of the Schurgin Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Jacob Nerenberg, Rutgers University- New Brunswick, recipient of the Schurgin Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Douglas Maier, Wake Forest University, recipient of the Scholarship For Families of ICSC Members


  • Daniel Rueda, Texas A & M, recipient of the ICSC Graduate Diversity Scholarship
  • Ashley Atkinson, University of Utah, recipient of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Graduate Scholarship
  • Sara Butler, Auburn University, recipient of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Graduate Scholarship
  • John Krzyminski, University of Central Florida, recipient of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Graduate Scholarship
  • Michael Polvi, UCLA, recipient of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Graduate Scholarship
  • Anisha Yadav, Indiana University, recipient of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Graduate Scholarship

In addition to supporting scholastic goals, the ICSC Foundation hosts the Community Support Awards program, which recognizes that shopping centers play an integral role to the public, civic and economic vibrancy to the communities they serve. The Awards highlight and encourage the communal aspect of the industry, showcasing the country’s premier examples of corporate social responsibility and community outreach conducted by shopping centers, their management companies and developers. The following properties won 2018 Community Support Awards for their respective region.

  • ICSC Foundation United States Community Support Award
    • CenterCal Properties’ Village at Meridian
    • Campaign: Hometown Heroes Goes to the Dogs!
  • ICSC Foundation Retailer Community Support Award
    • Auntie Anne’s
    • Campaign: Auntie Anne’s/Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • ICSC Foundation Albert Sussman International Community Support Award
    • SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
    • Campaign: SM Cares Housing Project for Haiyan Survivors

For more information about the ICSC Foundation scholarships and community support awards, please visit www.icsc.com/who-we-are/foundation.

About ICSC Foundation
The ICSC Foundation is the charitable arm of ICSC, dedicated to creating a vibrant retail real estate industry responsive to the needs of its members and communities. Our primary focus is building a pipeline of diverse and outstanding talent that can excel in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Supporting the ICSC Foundation provides members with the opportunity to invest in the future of our industry while giving back to their communities. For more information, visit www.icscfoundation.org.

About ICSC
ICSC serves the global retail real estate industry by providing our 70,000-plus-member network in roughly 100 countries with resources, connections and industry insights. We work together with our members to help shape public policy. For more information about ICSC, visit www.icsc.com.

Media contact:
Shannon Troy