THE FOUNDATION OF NACE STORY
In 1985, NACE created The Foundation of NACE as the charitable arm of the organization. With founding president Peter Guenther, The Foundation’s mission was to foster education and training in the fields of food, beverage and catering management. Now in its 31st year, The Foundation’s mission is:
To support the catering and events industry by educating our members and investing in our community.
Since 1985, The Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 to student members and members pursuing careers in catering and events.
- The community grants program was established in 2014 to help local chapters give back to their individual communities.
- Each year, The Foundation is responsible for distributing a minimum of $10,000 in community grants to local chapters.
Support from NACE members is essential to The Foundation's ability to operate and continue its mission of educating members and investing in our communities.
For operational and financial information on the Foundation, please visit our Guidestar page.