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About The Foundation

The IIDA Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit philanthropic organization with a mission to drive innovation and advancements in the commercial interior design field. The foundation seeks to make a meaningful impact through supporting grants and funding opportunities, and continued support of education, research, and outreach opportunities.

Through the support of donors like you, the IIDA Foundation is able to sustain, administer, grow, and launch programming serving the greater design community, and the interior design industry at large. Your donation ensures that both emerging and established designers are able to pursue their passions, continue their education, and be recognized for their professional achievements.

The IIDA Foundation Board of Trustees work in collaboration with IIDA to administer and manage the work of the foundation, and to support the strategic plan set forth by IIDA. The Board of Trustees is composed of IIDA members that have served in leadership roles, are dedicated to the commercial interior design field, and are focused on fostering an innovative and inclusive design community.

Photo by Elaine Miller

2020-2021 IIDA Foundation Trustees
IIDA Foundation Chair
Tara Headley, Assoc. IIDA 2020-2021 Foundation Chair
Ronnie Belizaire, FIIDA 2019-2021 Trustee
Jones Lang LaSalle
Gilbert Broco, IIDA 2019-2021 Trustee
CI Group
Florida Central
Jennifer Busch, Hon. IIDA 2019-2021 Trustee
IIDA New York Chapter
New York
James Kerrigan, FIIDA 2019-2021 Trustee
Texas Oklahoma
John Otis, IIDA 2020-2022 Trustee
Pratt Institute
New York
IIDA Staff

IIDA Staff

Mary Tokar | Continuing Education Manager

Lisa Taylor | Senior Director of Finance

2021 Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award Recipient

Samantha Josaphat, NOMA, Founder and Principal, STUDIO 397 Architecture

Samantha Josaphat

Samantha Josaphat is a forward-thinking and visionary designer. She helps to pave the way for a more inclusive architecture and interior design community. Her firm illustrates her resilience, strong leadership, and passion for the arts all while carving the way for underrepresented professionals in our industry.

2020 John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship Recipients Announced

Please join us in congratulating Jeremiah Brown, Student IIDA, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lawson Dyson, Student IIDA, of the University of Kentucky; and Serica Weaver, Student IIDA, of Savannah College of Art and Design. Read more here.

The Legacy of Anna Hernandez

The legacy of Anna Hernandez: Promoting entrepreneurship by women in the interior design industry. Learn more about the designer and the IIDA award celebrating her life and work.

Read more: Celebrating Anna Hernandez