Giving is what Les Dames d’Escoffier, Sacramento does. We mentor, educate, donate and create for the good of our communities. Philanthropy is a way of life for us; it is engrained in all our philosophies and is the underpinning of our activities and initiatives. Each year, we strive to assist individuals and organizations to benefit from our support through our scholarships, grants and volunteerism.
Les Dames d’Escoffier Sacramento’s donation program, gives members, businesses and friends the opportunity to support the Sacramento Chapter of LDEI and the exciting work that we do in the community. Through scholarships, we support local women in their culinary education and advancement and our grants fund numerous sustainable food initiatives. Even though it’s a relatively new chapter (founded in 2015), Les Dames d’Escoffier of Sacramento awarded nearly $5000 in scholarships in 2017-18 to women for education in local wine, culinary and agricultural programs.
Programs included two partial scholarships for American River College’s Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Program, two full scholarships for an entry level sommelier course, and two partial scholarships for California Farm Academy. These categories will continue to be covered along with new opportunities, for example for restaurant workers – both front and back of house. Additionally, the scholarship committee will consider grants for other worthy, charitable or educational projects.
In order to provide support for our scholarship and grant programs, LDEI Sacramento ensures members, friends, and business can make tax deductible donations to further the work of LDEI Sacramento.
LDEI Sacramento’s primary source of funding comes from a combination of member contributions, community support and sponsorships that include businesses and institutions in the food, hospitality, fine wines and related industries. Please consider adding Les Dames d’Escoffier Sacramento to your philanthropic giving or to your estate planning to help make the food, wine, hospitality and agricultural career dreams of other women come true.
Donations of any amount are welcome. Go here to make a tax-deductible donation to our Scholarship Fund. If you would like more information on specific scholarships offered, or more information on how to give, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LDEI Sacramento is registered with the State of California as a 501 C (3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by state law.