Established in 2008, the Mildred C. Hanson, SIOR Memorial Fund has generously instituted an educational scholarship program intended to encourage and assist qualified female students in obtaining an education that will lead them into productive careers in the commercial real estate industry. The Mildred C. (Millie) Hanson, SIOR Memorial Fund, which was established to honor and support women in commercial real estate, will grant two scholarships to one outstanding junior or senior undergraduate female student and one graduate female student enrolled in an accredited real estate, business, or finance program at a college or university in the United States or Canada who intends to pursue a career in commercial real estate.
Mildred C. (Millie) Hanson, SIOR was a specialist in office and industrial sales and leasing and was one of the first women to earn the SIOR (Specialist, Industrial and Office REALTOR) designation. Millie served as President of both the SIOR New Jersey Chapter and the Industrial and Office Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area. Millie was named the Top Sales Associate of 2005 and 2006 for NAI James Hanson Real Estate, Hackensack, New Jersey. During her 34-year career, she brokered deals valued at more than $800 million.