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Charitable Giving

Donate to the WRA Education Foundation

Donations to the WRA Education Foundation support education and training programs vital to the industry’s future. And because the Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization, your donation is tax deductible.

Donations Support:

  • Wisconsin ProStart®—the 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.


Connie Fedor

For more information, contact:

Connie Fedor | Executive Director, Education Foundation



Giving Campaign

During the month of December, the WRA Education Foundation hosts a year-end Giving Campaign to support the Foundation’s education and training programs. In addition to making a direct contribution, we offer two unique ways to PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS and GIVE BACK.   

Restaurant Owners 
Your restaurant could be featured in our “Dine to Donate” give back program, where a percentage of your day’s proceeds would benefit the Education Foundation. As a featured restaurant, we would promote your restaurant and the “charitable” cause through multiple marketing channels, including social media, member communications and restaurant promotional pieces. It’s a great way to highlight your philanthropy…and build loyal customers.  

Supplier Partners 
We offer a “matching donor” opportunity that generates substantial visibility for our supplier partners. Matching donors are recognized and featured in all Giving Campaign electronic and print communications – and receive significant positive media exposure.  

Become a Partner

Feeding Dreams and Building Futures

Charitable Auction

Donate to the Charitable Auction to support education through scholarships and high school programs.  

  • Raises funds for the non-profit WRA Education Foundation’s programs.
  • Supports scholarships for students pursuing careers in foodservice and hospitality
  • Supports ProStart and related high school programs
  • Get a tax write-off!  Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes
  • Promote your brand - Your logo is prominently displayed in the high-traffic Charity Auction booth at the Expo and on the WRA Website.


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