Foundation Events

FNCE® Foundation Events

By participating in an Academy Foundation event at FNCE®, you help to make a positive impact on thousands of Academy students’ and members’ lives. Remember, the Foundation does not receive any portion of member dues and is funded solely by the generosity of donors.

You can sign up for these Foundation events when registering for FNCE® or, if you’ve already registered for FNCE®, you can add them by logging into your FNCE® registration dashboard and selecting the event(s) you’d like to add.

Foundation Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Charity Bib Team

Are you a fanatical runner looking for your next event or have always wanted to run a marathon?

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is taking place the weekend of the FNCE® and our Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has a limited number of charity bibs for both the 10 Miler and Marathon on Sunday, October 6. Join our team as a charity bib runner, commit to fundraising and our Foundation will provide you with the support and incentives to help you along the way and through to the finish line! For more information on joining the charity team, please contact Paul Slomski at

More Information on How to Join the Team!

Support Your Favorite Runner with a Donation!

Sponsored by Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Mary Made Jewelry

Academy member and Foundation donor Mary Abbott Hess, LHD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, crafts handmade jewelry for the benefit of our Foundation. Academy members are encouraged to go online during FNCE® to Mary Made Jewelry and choose from an array of handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces, many with food themes, apply shop coupon code FNCE20 and receive a 20% discount. Or visit the Foundation booth in the Minneapolis Convention Center and shop in person. One hundred percent of the sale price will be donated to the Foundation.

2024 Foundation FNCE Sponsorship Opportunities

Check out all the ways you can get involved with the Academy Foundation at the 2024 FNCE® in Minneapolis, MN, including pre and post-FNCE® benefits that will highlight your organization as a partner with Foundation events.