The MBA of NY Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization that fosters inclusive, community-minded real estate industry engagement through mentorship, education and financial support.

Prospective scholarship candidates must be attending NYC based, accredited academic institutions to be eligible to apply.

The Scholarship Foundation puts the mission of the MBA of NY: advocating inclusive professional opportunity and education in real estate, into action. Additionally, the Foundation is a natural complement to our Mentor 360 Program, where successful real estate professionals share the wisdom of personal experience and industry expertise at critical points in the path toward success of our proteges and emerging leaders.

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Scholarship Officers

Scholarship Foundation - Officers 2020-2021


Jenn Smaragdas

Director of Operations & Business Development C3S CoRE Consulting, Inc.


Bonnie Nachamie, Esq.

Principal Bonnie S. Nachamie, PC


Frederick A. Mcdonald, jr., Mrics

Vice President / Property Appraisal Analyst US Corporate Credit Risk Popular Bank

Vice President

Richard T. Carr

Agency Originations The Community Preservation Corp

Scholarship Foundation - Board of Directors

Johnny Din

Chief Executive Officer Cycamore Capital

Michael Schneider

Director, Transaction Counsel Hunt Real Estate Capital

Gregory Nuber

Vice President BHI

Jonathan Stern

Managing Director Meridian Capital Group, LLC



Richard T. Carr, Jr.

Managing Director

Southwell Realty

Vice Chairman

Frederick A. McDonald, Jr.

MBAOFNY Annual Sponsors