The Academy Foundation Thanks You for Your Support!

Having just returned from FNCE® and celebrating the Academy’s 100-year anniversary, it’s hard not to feel exhilarated as well as proud – proud to be in our profession, to be an Academy member, and to be a Foundation donor. FNCE® 2017 attendees stepped up in a big way for the Foundation.

Our Monday evening Fun-raiser (formerly referred to as the Gala) had the largest attendance ever, the silent auction was the most successful in history, and our Foundation booth at FNCE® took in over $35,000, which included donations given as FNCE® attendees made purchases at the Academy bookstore. Of that $35,000, $13,000 was designated for the Second Century campaign.

We increased awareness of the Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, which has special significance as we know there were dozens of FNCE® attendees from affected areas like Puerto Rico. We also informed attendees of the nearly half-million dollars in scholarships and grants that the Foundation gave out this past year.

We sincerely appreciate those of you who donated $100 or more during FNCE® registration to assist students who attended FNCE®, as well as many of you who purchased Fun-raiser tickets and then gave them to students so they could enjoy the evening. That’s what the Foundation and its donors are all about – giving back to help our students and ensure that our future is a bright one. Thanks to all of you who have given so generously.

Watch Video to Hear “Foundation Recipients Say Thank You”

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Martin M. Yadrick speaking at the Member Showcase

Martin M. Yadrick displaying the contribution from SCAN DPG

Foundation Scholarship Recipient Jacqueline Chang

Martin Yadrick


Martin M. Yadrick, MS, MBI, RDN, FAND
2017 – 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Chair

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