Annual Giving Info

Funds

Education Foundation Fund 

General, Unrestricted

 

Annual Scholarship Fund

Restricted to annual scholarship fund. Suggested minimum annual award amount of $5,000 with a three year commitment.

 

Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Independent restricted funds established for any individual or company who wishes to create a named endowed scholarship. Corpus will be conservatively invested and interest generated annually will be awarded to a recipient during the regular scholarship process. Suggested minimum amount of $100,000

Prostart Fund

Donations restricted to general ProStart funding.

 

Prostart Program Support Fund 

Restricted fund dedicated to supporting ProStart programs around the state. This fund will be used to allow individual instructors to apply for funds needed to support their program, including food costs, equipment needs, etc.

 

Education Foundation Special Projects 

Restricted funds created to hold funds dedicated to specific events and other projects.

Annual Giving Levels

Five Diamond

$15,000 and Above
  • Inclusion in LRAEF booth at LRA EXPO via signage and collateral

  • Reserved Table at LRAEF sponsored events, including annual Gala

  • Award presentation/speaking opportunity at Louisiana ProStart® Invitational

  • Logo prominently displayed on LRAEF website, in Louisiana ProStart Invitational, Educator Workshop program and on signage at LRAEF sponsored events

  • All additional benefits listed below

Four Diamond

$10,000- $14,999
  • Reserved Seating for four (4)at LRAEF sponsored events, including annual Gala

  • Opportunity to present award at Louisiana ProStart Invitational awards ceremony

  • All additional benefits listed below

Three Diamond

$5,000 - $9,999
  • Reserved seating for two(2) at all LRAEF sponsored events, including annual Gala

  • Recognition/logo featured in all published and electronic LRAEF/ProStart related articles and press releases

  • Acknowledgement in LRAEF/ ProStart presentations and media events

  • Sponsor of state champion teams at National ProStart Invitational with logo embroidered on uniforms

  • Logo displayed on LRAEF website, in Louisiana ProStart Invitational, Educator Workshop program and on signage at sponsored events

Two Diamond

$2,500 - $4,999
  • Invitation to all LRAEF sponsored events, including annual Gala

  • Logo displayed on LRAEF website, in Louisiana ProStart Invitational, Educator Workshop program and on signage at signature events

One Diamond

$1,000 - $2,499
  • Invitation to all LRAEF sponsored events, including annual Gala 

  • Name listed on LRAEF website, in Louisiana ProStart Invitational, Educator Workshop program and on signage at LRAEF sponsored events

Planned Giving

We hope you'll consider including a gift to the LRAEF in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:

•Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official bequest language for the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

•Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.

•Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.

•Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.

For more information, please contact Alison Greffenius, (504) 454-2277 or agreffenius@lra.org, or consult your personal financial planning professional.