FPA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

GOALS

EDUCATION

The Fowler Family Foundation has invested over $1.0M in its Scholarship and Internship programs. The Fowler Family Scholarship Program is committed to providing educational opportunities, with an emphasis on aiding first-generation college students. Scholarships are awarded to qualifying team members and their dependents seeking higher education.

Increase representation in leadership, investment committee, and corporate leadership roles Diversify vendor and partner relationships Expand volunteerism efforts to focus on intentionally giving back to communities where our residents live Building out Diversity data metrics

INTERNSHIPOPPORTUNITIES

We actively recruit HBCU, first-generation, and underrepresented minority college students for our Real Estate Internship, Student Housing Operations Internship and Future Leadership Programs. We are actively involved in curriculum development for Real Estate Management through the NMHC and a member of several University Real Estate Programs.

FPA 2021 Internship Overview:

37 of our 53 interns are underrepresented minorities or first-generation college students (70%) 34 of 53 interns are females (64%) Partnered with Fannie Mae to recruit diverse candidates FPA was selected by RippleMatch as a 2021 Campus Forward Honoree, which recognizes college recruitment teams that exhibited an outstanding commitment to early career talent through their internship programs, and their prioritization of diversity & inclusion.

DONATIONS

VOLUNTEERISM

All employees receive eight hours of paid volunteer time each calendar year for team and company volunteer events. Additionally, they are also given eight hours of volunteer time to use on their own. This can be used all at once or split up and used for different events. Each employee who has completed their 90-day probation is eligible for this benefit and is able to use the time to take part in peaceful marches, activities tied to support for social justice causes, and charitable volunteer work of their choosing.

The total includes a $3,406.00 donation from employees in addition to the company match A total of $6,812.00 has been donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO) and The National HBCU foundation

TRAINING

Mandatory Training(s):

Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Refresher Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions

Optional Training(s):

Overcoming Racial Bias + Understanding Racism Designing an Equitable Workplace Dress Code

Live Session(s):

Cultivating Women Leaders in Multifamily

SURVEYS

POLICIES

DEI Survey 2020 via SurveyMonkey (May 2020) DEI Survey 2021 via Swift Bunny (October 2021) Engagement Survey (January 2021) Engagement Survey (January 2022) Employee Resource Group Interest Survey (April 2022)

New Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness & Pay Equity Policies (Effective January 1, 2021) Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Harassment Policy

CREATIVERECOGNITION

Women’s Equality Day Flipbook Join The Conversation Video Women’s History Month Flipbook Thank You Video Team Member Spotlights Leadership Series International Women's Day 2022 International Men’s Day Testimonials Employee Group Chats: Parents Corner, Wellness, Positivity Introducing Pronouns In The Workplace

VIRTUALPANELS

Women’s Equality Day Leadership Panel VP Panel: Setting Yourself Up for A Successful Career in Real Estate

OTHER

Juneteenthwas added as a company holiday as of June 2020 Together (Volunteer) Program+ Partner MonthlyResources via email EmployeeNewsletterMonthlyDiversity FocusedUpdates +Observances MonthlyVirtual TrainingWorkshops LeadershipTraining Quarterly EEOData Tracking Mentorship Program– Launched January 2022

RESOURCES

For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at FPA, contact our ESG Team at ESG@fpamf.com.

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