Lift as We Rise


An opportunity to reach back and lift up women in commercial real estate

Climbing the career ladder can be more like climbing a mountain. There can be setbacks, struggles and stumbles at every turn. Add in a global pandemic or an economic downturn to the mix—or pervasive barriers such as gender bias and microaggressions—and career advancement becomes more like Mt. Everest for women.

No one starts at the top. Whether you are mid-way or approaching the summit of your career, you had to climb to get where you are today. You likely had mentors and sponsors who helped you along the way. Perhaps you had financial assistance through an academic scholarship, or a company who supported your participation in professional development. It helped you, didn’t it?

According to the 2020 CREW Network benchmark study, women’s top barriers to advancement in commercial real estate are:

  1. Lack of promotion opportunity
  2. Gender discrimination
  3. Lack of company mentor or sponsor


Here’s how you can help—and why we need your support now. CREW Network Foundation and CREW Network Foundation Canada fund scholarships, programs and services that directly support women in the industry. Donate to the Lift As We Rise Campaign to help women overcome these barriers and rise in their careers. We can’t wait for another avalanche or barrier to get in the way—give today.

Through your gift, we invite you to contribute in honor of a fellow CREW member and help your chapter reach the Chapter Challenge (it will also count toward your personal lifetime giving and CREW Visionary eligibility). When you choose to make a gift in honor of someone, you will have the opportunity to share their story and photo in the CREWbiz member community.

Make a gift through June 30 to help us reach our $20,000 campaign goal. You have the opportunity to support the Foundation Greatest Needs or Annual Canadian Scholarship funds. Thank you!

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Lift As We Rise (USD)


Would you like to make this gift in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one?

Lift as We Rise (CAD)

Donations to the Annual Canadian Scholarship fund are tax deductible for Canadian residents only.

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CREW Network Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions made to the campaign will be designated toward the CREW Network Industry Research fund and are deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. Furthermore, CREW Network Foundation is classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. CREW Network Foundation’s tax ID number is 48-1201724.


CREW Network Foundation Canada is recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization. Contributions to the campaign will be designated toward the Annual Canadian Scholarship fund may be deductible as charitable contributions by Canadian residents. CREW Network Foundation Canada's Canadian Charitable Registration number is 80096 0478 RR00001. Checks paid in CAD should be mailed to: CREW Network Foundation Canada, PO Box 822, Stn. A Toronto, ON M5W 1G3 CANADA.


Nichole Vanner
CREW Network Foundation Coordinator
+1 (785) 856-8286