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Three Ways to Support JBF This Holiday Season

Susan Ungaro

Susan Ungaro

December 16, 2013


As we look back on this remarkable year at the James Beard Foundation, we are thankful for the generous supporters who continue to help us grow and develop our longstanding and exciting new programs. This holiday season, as you plan your year-end giving, we hope you’ll consider supporting the JBF programs that are most meaningful to you.

James Beard Foundation's Scholarships for Future Chefs

Scholarships for Future Chefs

It was with great sorrow that we said good-bye to Clay Triplette, a dear member of our James Beard Foundation family, who passed away on September 9 at the age of 86. Clay, who had worked with James Beard for decades preceding Mr. Beard’s death in 1985, was the heart of the James Beard House and especially loved the holidays. Your contribution to the Clay Triplette Scholarship Fund helps the Foundation honor Mr. Clay’s life and work, and helps fund the important culinary education of a deserving student. To donate, click button below and enter Clay Triplette in the "existing scholarship" field.*


James Beard Foundation's Women in Culinary Leadership Program

Supporting Women in the Culinary Industry

James Beard was a man ahead of his time, mentoring and promoting some of the era’s female culinary giants. Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, Alice Waters, and many others called him a dear friend. Our recent JBF Gala: Women In Whites shined a spotlight on some of the outstanding female chefs, winemakers, and other women in influential roles in the American culinary industry, and our new Women In Culinary Leadership Program provides a mentorship program for aspiring young women. Your contribution to this important new program will support the next generation of women aspiring to be leaders in the culinary industry. To donate, click button below and enter Women In Culinary in the "existing scholarship" field.*


James Beard Foundation's Taste America Education Drive

Improving the Food System

Over the past several years we have expanded our mission to address topics surrounding our food system and to establish a link between the culinary community and the key sustainability and public health issues of our time. The JBF Taste America Education Drive supports JBF’s work in education on topics surrounding our country’s food system. These programs include the annual JBF Food Conference and Leadership Awards, and bi-annual Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. Your contribution to this important drive will support the Foundation’s work to improve the future of our country’s food system. To donate, click button below and enter Education Drive in the "existing scholarship" field.


We look forward to acknowledging your support in our 2014 publications. Please make a gift today to help fund these important James Beard Foundation programs.  

*A portion of your donation will be allocated for the administration of the JBF Scholarship Program.