As the James Beard Foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary year, we want to extend our gratitude to the people who help drive our success. We are delighted to share with you, our valued members, our Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report, which captures the most successful year in the Foundation’s history.
Here are just a few highlights from FY’16 (April 1, 2015–March 31, 2016): we brought the prestigious James Beard Awards Gala to Chicago; we worked with the U.S. Department of State to represent the American perspective on our food world at the USA Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo in Milan, Italy; we published our second cookbook, James Beard’s All-American Eats; and we officially launched our Impact Programs, which are committed to establishing a more sustainable food system through education, advocacy, and thought leadership.
We hope you enjoy reading about how we’ve accomplished our mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. None of this work would be possible without the support of our passionate staff, the wise counsel of our Board of Trustees, the generous support of our donors and sponsors, and supporters like you!
We believe that together, we really can make our food world a better place!
—Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation