North Star Chapter Donations

Donation Policy

  • The “Donation Form” linked below is to be submitted for each donation. This form states each scholarship and its criteria should the donor want to contribute to a specific fund, or donors may contribute to the general scholarship/grant fund.
  • Note: Our website does NOT accept electronic payments. Donations may be made via check mailed to the Chapter office: 2345 Rice Street, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55113. The check should always be made out to the “Kurt Ophus Education Fund” (no matter which fund is being donated to). The memo line should specify to which fund the donation is being made.
  • A donation receipt will be emailed to donor for tax purposes.
  • Contributors will be recognized in our newsletter and on our website (name only, not amount).
  • Questions about donations can be directed to
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Appraisal Institute Donations

Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation

The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation (AIERF) was born out of the 2018 union of the AI Education Trust and AI Relief Foundation in order to most effectively and efficiently serve real estate appraisal professionals now and into the future.

For more than 50 years, the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET) fostered the advancement of the real estate appraisal profession and played a critical role in supporting valuation education. AIET supported a vast range of initiatives, from world-renowned resources such as the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library, to programs that will help secure the future of the valuation industry, including research grants and scholarships.

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