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We need your help to tell the story of opportunity in the restaurant industry. Whether you make a donation, volunteer with ProStart, or mentor aspiring young restauranteurs, you’re helping us build the future of the industry.
 
Your donations help the NRAEF:
 

  • Reach nearly 140,000 high school students throughout the United States through ProStart

  • Award more than $1 million in foodservice-related scholarships every year

  • Host a number of events to showcase the wealth of career opportunities available in the industry

  • Conduct research to gain insight into the industry

  • Support workforce development tools and initiatives. 

 
Learn more about NRAEF’s programs here.
 
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Your generous, tax-deductible contribution directly supports students and educators, while helping to ensure the continued growth of our industry.

You can also create a legacy through planned giving
 
If you’d like to make a tribute gift in honor of someone, make a bequest, or make a gift of stock, please contact, Michelle McCarthy, mmccarthy@nraef.org.
 
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Lyons Magnus, a leading food supplier and supporter of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), announced today that the company will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of its Sweet Indulgence Sauce line which now includes two new chocolate sauces, to the NRAEF’s ProStart® program. 

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