The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation received a record-breaking pledge of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. that will support the foundation’s efforts to attract, empower and advance the next generation of our industry’s workforce. The donation is the largest contribution in the NRAEF’s history. Rob Gifford, the NRAEF’s executive vice president cited the beverage company as a long-standing champion of our Foundation and a leader in creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds. “This significant contribution and Coca-Cola’s active involvement in the foundation’s work are a testament to its commitment to the future of the industry and our mission to feed dreams and build futures,” he said. Roy Jackson, Coca-Cola’s senior vice president of business development and industry affairs, called our foundation an incubator for the foodservice industry. ““We are excited to increase our level of support and partner with the Foundation on preparing and developing the next generation of talent for rewarding jobs and careers in this dynamic industry,” he said. The 30-year-old NRAEF focuses on the education, training and development of our industry’s future leaders and employees. – Source: The National Restaurant Association


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