DONATE TO WRA PROGRAMS
SUPPORT YOUR INDUSTRY
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association uses key programs, aligned with our mission, to provide members with services and tools for success.
WRA's Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization, helps to promote foodservice industry careers and attract tomorrow’s top talent. Foundation programs connect current and future professionals with one another to help grow and improve our community of employees.
The Restaurant Advocacy Fund helps WRA represent restaurants in the legislative arena and offers an avenue for foodservice professionals to become a voice for their industry. WRA's Political Action Committee and Conduit programs help us work toward creating a favorable regulatory environment at all levels of government through candidate support.
WRA Education Foundation
Donations to the WRA Education Foundation support education and training programs vital to growing the industry and enhancing its workforce. Because the Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization, your donation is tax deductible.
Donations to the Foundation Support:
- Wisconsin ProStart®—a culinary and management program in more than 100 Wisconsin high schools, reaching 6,300 students.
- Student competitions and foodservice career exploration events.
- Community events that bring together schools and businesses.
Restaurant Advocacy Fund
The Wisconsin Restaurant Advocacy Fund (RAF) helps educate members and the public on legislative issues impacting Wisconsin restaurants and foodservice establishments.
RAF donations support a community of passionate restaurant industry advocates and help us:
- Keep restaurateurs on top of important changes in laws and regulations.
- Get restaurateurs involved in political decisions.
- Fight for legislation that’s positive for restaurants and challenge legislation that can harm our industry.
- Ultimately, help protect Wisconsin’s food and beverage establishments.
WRA’s Political Action Committee (WRA-PAC) helps elect state and local candidates that aim to benefit our industry. WRA-PAC combines contributions from individuals to distribute funds to candidates for greater effect.
The WRA Conduit program helps you distribute your personal funds to any candidate for local or state office, at any time. As an individual, you have full control over your political contributions -or- contributions may also be pooled for larger impact.
Contributions must be personal contributions, not from a business. Business donations are allocated to the Wisconsin Restaurant Advocacy Fund.
DONATE TO WRA-PAC
SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS
The next time you're looking for an auction donation for a community event or offering special gifts to employees or clients, consider purchasing a gift certificate from WRA.
The WRA Gift Certificate program supports local restaurants across the state of Wisconsin. 100% of the certificate value goes back to one of 1000's of locally-owned establishments that the recipient selects. The certificate works just like cash, while supporting member businesses in our state.