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March 25, 2010, Chicago, IL – The Trustees of the IIDA Foundation are pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund and the Sustainable Design Education Fund.

The NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund offers IIDA Associate Members an opportunity to apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ exam. Thanks to the generosity of IIDA Members in the 2009 Designing for the Future Campaign, additional funds were allocated to this fund which made it possible to award reimbursements to seven individuals.

Congratulations to the following Associate Members who passed the exam and are now Professional Members of IIDA:

Rebecca Brown, IIDA, Wisconsin Chapter
Christina de Saro, IIDA, Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
Katherine Fishburne, IIDA, Carolinas Chapter
Kate Obenour, IIDA, Ohio/Kentucky Chapter
Catherine (Kate) Saroka, IIDA, Great Plains Chapter
Claudia Tejeda, IIDA, New York Chapter
Marina Vaynshteyn, IIDA, New York Chapter

The Sustainable Design Education Fund was created to award tuition reimbursement to IIDA Professional and Associate Members who take and pass the LEED Accreditation Exam. Congratulations to the following Members who passed the exam:

Elizabeth Kelly, IIDA, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Jennifer Kern, Associate IIDA, Southwest Chapter
Abby Scott, IIDA, Great Plains Chapter
Calley Springer, Associate IIDA, Carolinas Chapter
DeAnne Thomas, Associate IIDA, Illinois Chapter

The IIDA Foundation is a not-for-profit (501c3), philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to advance Interior Design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the Interior Design profession. The IIDA Foundation has awarded a total of 60 NICDQ Tuition Reimbursements and 31 LEED Reimbursements.

For additional information on how you can apply to be a recipient of either of these funds, or for general information on the IIDA Foundation, please visit the Foundation page at

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The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.

IIDA is a professional networking and educational association of 13,000 Members in ten specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world. Additional information is available on IIDA’s website