As a dear friend and supporter of the James Beard Foundation, it is my pleasure to share our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 (April 1, 2016–March 31, 2017).
As you’ll see in the following pages, the past year was one of epic achievement for the Beard Foundation—reaching new heights of culinary excellence, educational achievement, and policy leadership. Our programs continue to showcase the diverse and delicious talents of America’s chefs, while shining a spotlight on the national efforts we as a nonprofit are leading to ensure our food systems are equitable and sustainable.
This could not be possible without your ongoing generosity and commitment to the Beard Foundation. We are grateful to have your continued support, and count you among our dear friends— and we look forward to celebrating yet another record-breaking year with you in 2018!
Many thanks for all you continue to do for the James Beard Foundation.
—Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation