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Katherine Schieffelin
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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders.  Your generous, tax-deductible contribution directly supports students and educators, while helping ensure the continued growth of our industry. With your donations, the NRAEF:

  • Reaches nearly 100,000 students at 1,7700 high schools in 49 states, Guam and U.S. military bases through the ProStart® program
  • Has awarded more than $14 million in scholarships since 1997
  • Hosts a number of events throughout the year that showcase the wealth of career opportunities available in the restaurant and foodservice industry

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to the NRAEF qualify for most corporate matching grant programs.

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Help develop the best and brightest high school students into tomorrow’s industry leaders.

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