The James Beard Foundation gratefully acknowledges our donors for their generous support of our mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. 

We are delighted to recognize the generous support of our inaugural JBF National Scholars Program Donors. Our new, high-impact scholarship program will award ten regional scholarships of up to $20,000 each to candidates with exceptional talent.

Thank you to our Fiscal Year 2016 donors who include:

Aborn, Richard
The American Restaurant
​Awerbuch, Alison 
Balter Restaurant & C.H.A.N.T.
Bowen, David
Brown, Diane Harris and Jared 
Bunzel, Jeff 
Cameron, Peter 
Chelsea Market: Sunday Supper
Devil's Thumb Ranch
The Drake Hotel Toronto
Dryzga, John
The Elkes Foundation  
Erickson, Jean 
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Goldman, Randall 
Greenthal, Jill 
Gruen, Erica 
Gruy, Nicholas 
Hendra, Carla and Tony 
Jamestown Charitable Foundation
Jammet, Rita 
The Jewish Community Foundation 
Kessler, John and Henni 
Kirsch, Abigail 
Koontz, Dean R. 
Krupinski, Bonnie and Ben 
Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Landauer, Tracy 
Lazy Bear Restaurant
Lublinsky, Matt 
Luchetti, Emily and Peter
Lukitsh, Nancy 
McLoughlin, Cindy 
Melman, Richard 
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Osteria Tulia Restaurant
Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival
Perlman, Richard and Hanson, Ellen
Pettry, Annie 
Pforzheimer, Zelia 
Piccolo Sogno Restaurant
Prado Restaurant at The Omni Scottsdale
Robert, Eileen 
Rockit Bar & Grill
Sakagami, Nick 
Salero Restaurant 
Schaffer, Mel 
Seegal, Fred and Robin 
Shattan, Russell 
Shuman, Fred 
Sunday Supper South: Atlanta
Table 301
Thomas, Anthony 
Ungaro, Susan and Colin
Villari, Clare 
Vogt, Charles 
Williams, Kim 
Yeh, Emerald 
Yeterian, Edward 

See Our Fiscal Year 2014 Report to Donors

To make a fully tax-deductible donation, contact Kris Moon, senior director of strategy and development, at or 212.627.5252, or visit our donations page.