THE CHAÎNE FOUNDATION
Established in 1993, The Chaîne Foundation raises money each year that is distributed in the form of scholarships not only for young chefs, but also for young aspiring professionals in the oenological field. The Foundation has raised and given away more than $3,000,000 since its inception.
The Foundation’s grants to culinary and oenological students provide welcome financial aid to our young confrères and consoeurs who someday will be staffing the restaurants and hotels we enjoy during our Chaîne and Mondiale events. At this early stage of their careers, even a few dollars can ease financial strain allowing them the peace of mind to passionately pursue their studies.
The Foundation depends primarily on the $35 check-off boxes on the annual Chaîne dues notices. During the past decade over 80% of Chaîne members each year choose this method of support, making these funds the mainstay of the Chaîne’s fundraising efforts.
These voluntary contributions from our members, our annual auctions, and the occasional grant or bequest have historically been the principal funding sources. All donations are tax deductible.
The Bailliage de Naples conducts Foundation fund-raising at selected events during the season, and has agreed with the Foundation to direct the funds raised, plus a matching contribution, to a hospitality non-profit organization of our choice in our local area.