Your Donation Funds Dynamic Food-for-Change Programs like Mountain Roots

February 3, 2016
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Our individual donors have been VITAL to the launch of our Growing Leaders Fund programs, and we are so grateful! The Culinary Trust looks forward to expanding our Growing Leaders programs in 2016, as we continue to fund more projects tackling today’s most important food issues.

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We sincerely appreciate your consideration to include The Culinary Trust and Growing Leaders across the U.S. in your year-end giving. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible, and you’ll find info below on our donor thank-you gifts.* (Please note, we use PayPal’s nonprofit service, but you do not need a PayPal account to give.)

Growing Leaders projects are led by cause-driven individuals and groups who are incredibly committed to the power of food to create positive change – leaders such as Holly Conn, director of Mountain Roots Project and our first “Future Of Food” Project grant recipient. Holly shares what your donor dollars are doing now and can do in the future in this short video:

In 2016, with your financial contributions, we’ll fund:
• Growing Leaders Fund start-up and step-up grants to support mission-driven culinary professionals who are creating projects and programs to address critical food issues
• NEW issues-driven Food Writing Fellowships – launched nationwide in fall 2015!
Professional Development internships placing qualified culinary- and food policy-focused emerging professionals in exceptional food issues nonprofit environments for exceptional cause-driven career growth
Food Action grants for organizations combating hunger through innovative and community-supported programming

Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to meet more of our Growing Leaders and stay informed on the projects we’re funding.

From The Culinary Trust family to yours, we wish you a very happy and delicious new year!
Kat Flinn, Board Chair
Lexi Van de Walle, Secretary/Treasurer
Ken Rubin, Immediate Past President
Jill Conklin, Trustee
Nicole Aloni, Trustee
Laura Atkinson, Executive Director
Andrew Gold, Growing Leaders Professional Development Committee Chair

The Culinary Trust is the philanthropic foundation of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, with the mission to provide emerging and established culinary professionals the tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in food.

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