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RWIEF Virtual Online Auction 2020

While we can’t be together at IRWA’s Annual Education Conference, we can be together online for the RWIEF Annual Auction. This is RWIEF’s largest fund raiser of the year. Via the online auction site Handbid, we’ll have fun with the fine art of one-upmanship, the suspense of who is bidding against us and the professional pride of raising money for right of way education.


Monday Night Event

Most of us don’t spend time thinking about the future of our profession. Fortunately, RWIEF does. As a non-profit foundation, we support IRWA in funding education programing.

At each annual conference, the Monday Night Event is our primary fundraiser. This event provides the opportunity to network in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Food, live music and auctions are held in venues reflecting the flavor and tradition of the host city. Profits from the event are used for education programs spanning technical knowledge to interpersonal relations to leadership training and more.

So, where does Foundation funding come from? YOU! IRWA members, along with leading industry corporations generously donate money along with their time, energy and passion to raise funds. Thank you for helping RWIEF raise the level of expertise in our industry!

Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament is sponsored by the Right of Way International Education Foundation and the Canadian Right of Way Education Foundation. Corporations, individuals, chapters, regions, and right of way consultant companies sponsor individual holes, helping to boost funding for education programs. All proceeds generated from the event are overseen by the Foundations, who in turn allocate those funds toward right of way education programing.


RWIEF proudly manages and/or funds the awards and scholarships described below. Awards and scholarship programs managed by the IRWA may be found on their website at

Chapter of the Year – Chapter 4, Puget Sound, Region 7
Louise L. & Y.T. Lum Award – Janet Walker, SR/WA & Tamara Benson, R/W-URAC, R/W-RAC
Alan D. Wurtz Scholarship Fund – Shannon Wilkins
Region Professional of the Year Scholarship
20/20 Vision Scholarship Program
SARPA Scholarship