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TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

EDUCATION FOUNDATION Partnership Opportunities

Giving to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation helps keep our industry growing. Thousands of students rely on the educational programs and career initiatives produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Partnership support is critical to their success. WHAT WE DO • Create business development opportunities for industry professionals • Prepare and educate more than 25,000 students for careers in the industry • Train more than 300 educators WHAT WE DO TOGETHER • Fund critical programming • Strengthen our industry • Connect industry professionals to a skilled and certified workforce

Steph Smith Director of Development stephsmith@tramail.org 512-457-4183 www.txrestaurant.org/foundation


MISSION It is the mission of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation to provide educational opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. Your support benefits not only talented and dedicated students, funds our programs and initiatives, furthers our community outreach and more, but also strengthens the restaurant and hospitality industry as a whole. The more of an investment you make, the more of a difference and impact you make. And with the many opportunities that are available to TRAEF Partners, your corporation will have yet another resource for the restaurant industry.

CONTACT

Steph Smith Director of Development stephsmith@tramail.org 512-457-4183 www.txrestaurant.org/foundation


corporation has a front row seat to one of the largest workforce resources in the Texas restaurant industry. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Through sharing best practices, peer-to-peer networking, leadership and philanthropy, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) corporate partners create long-term values for the TRAEF while also further fostering business development opportunities for themselves. TRAEF corporate partners are as diverse as the restaurant industry itself and have established additional partnerships between them. By connecting with TRAEF, your

A skilled workforce is essential to our economy and when industry and education work together, it creates a direct path to employment for Texans. The Texas Restaurant Association and the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation have long recognized the importance of workforce development for our industry. We are heavily invested in supporting educational opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. Partners have a direct impact on the success of our programs and their ongoing development.


P R O G R A M S A N D I N I T I AT I V E S Texas ProStart Texas ProStart is the flagship program of TRAEF. The program prepares students for careers in the restaurant and food service industry. They gain valuable restaurant and food service skills through their academic and workplace experience. We take high school culinary and restaurant management to the next level by providing access and knowledge of the Texas restaurant industry to more than 240 high schools reaching 25,000 students each year. The program grows each year — adding more schools and reaching more students.

The connection between industry and schools ensures that teachers and students get the most from the Texas ProStart program. We provide extensive resources for educators and students, and the annual Texas ProStart Invitational competition showcases the amazing passion and dedication students have for our industry. Community Engagement With more than 25,000 Texas ProStart students and 200 educators across Texas, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation has

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the ability to make an enormous impact on all of our communities. By partnering with local, state and national organizations, and corporations in statewide community engagement initiatives, our Texas ProStart students and educators have the opportunity to give back to their own communities by volunteering with area food banks, farmers’ markets and other communitybased organizations. TRAEF community engagement initiatives also give our corporate partners the chance to show communities their support. Restaurant Revenue Sharing TRAEF also partners with Texas restaurants for revenue sharing opportunities, such as co-branded dinners, special events and more. School Grant Program All socioeconomic levels are reflected in our Texas ProStart high schools. While some schools are well funded, others are not as fortunate. Through TRAEF/Partner school grants, we can give grant funds directly to a school in need and help them strengthen their Texas ProStart program.

Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation


TIERED PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE: Recognition

EXCLUSIVE $50,000

DIAMOND $40,000

PLATINUM $30,000

GOLD $20,000

SILVER $10,000

BRONZE $5,000

$500

Partnership recognition on TRAEF websites

Partnership recognition at all TRAEF Board of Trustees meetings Partnership recognition in all TRAEF publications and communications Partnership recognition in all TRAEF staff email signatures Annual announcement of partnership level in TRA blog and TRA membership correspondence Reserved table for 8 at TRA Night of Excellence TRAEF Partnership recognition on plaque displayed in TRA headquarters Partnership includes contribution to Friends of the Foundation

$2,000

$1,500

$1,000

Marketing & Brand Awareness Partnership recognition on all TRAEF printed and digital marketing collateral Brand awareness via TRAEF newsletters (circulation of 15,000+) Brand awareness via TRA and TRAEF website, social media, press releases and member communications Brand awareness at TRAEF events, functions and initiatives Annual partnership level recognition in Texas based industry publications

Educational Programming and Community Initiatives Opportunity to co-brand statewide Community Initiatives (partnership with industry related organizations and Texas ProStart schools) Opportunity to support statewide Community Initiatives

Partnership includes grant for a select Texas ProStart school

$3,000

$1,000

Target marketing opportunities for all 230 Texas ProStart schools (i.e. Letter from TRAEF Chairman to all schools recognizing partnership)

Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation

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Texas ProStart Invitational (attended by over 700 students, educators, chefs, judges, restaurateurs and industry partners)

EXCLUSIVE $50,000

Title Partner of the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitationals

DIAMOND $40,000

PLATINUM $30,000

GOLD $20,000

SILVER $10,000

BRONZE $5,000

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Presenting Partner of 2017 Texas ProStart Invitationals

Supporting Partner of 2017 Texas ProStart Invitationals

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Partnership recognition on event signage Ad in Texas ProStart Invitational program guide Corporate logo on chef coats Corporate logo on restaurant management shirts

Opportunity to hold educational session and recruitment booth Partnership recognition during awards ceremony

Culinary Educators Training Conference (250 educators, chefs, industry partners)

Partnership recognition in CETC materials Opportunity to hold 20 minute “expert” demonstration or presentation to all attendees Opportunity to distribute corporate materials to all participants Presenter of Educator Excellence Awards

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Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation


Lone Star Bash Summer Fundraiser Venue changes annually (600+ attendance)

EXCLUSIVE $50,000

DIAMOND $40,000

Title Partner of the 2017 Lone Star Bash with VIP access

Presenting Partner of the 2017 Lone Star Bash with VIP access

Supporting Partner of the 2017 Lone Star Bash

PLATINUM $30,000

GOLD $20,000

SILVER $10,000

BRONZE $5,000

Partnership recognition on all printed and digital Lone Star Bash marketing collateral Partnership recognition in Lone Star Bash press release (15,000+ circulation) Corporate brand/logo digitally projected at event

Opportunity to welcome guests

Receive event attendee list

Game On! Fall Fundraiser Title Partner of the 2017 Game On!

Presenting Partner of the 2017 Game On!

Supporting Partner of the 2017 Game On!

Partnership recognition on all printed and digital Game On! marketing collateral Partnership recognition in Game On! press release (15,000+ circulation) Corporate brand/logo recognition at all 4 TopGolf venues (private VIP bay in all 4 cities) Corporate brand/logo recognition at 2 TopGolf venues (private VIP bay in select cities)

Corporate brand/logo recognition at 1 TopGolf venue (private VIP bay in select city)

Opportunity to host awards ceremony

Receive event attendee list

Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation

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GOLD

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BRONZE

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Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation


F R I E N D S O F T H E F O U N D AT I O N This on-going giving campaign helps support the growing Texas ProStart program which requires an annual investment by the TRA and TRAEF of approximately $33 per student. With more than 25,000 students benefiting from the program, it is a significant investment in the future of our industry's workforce. Depending on your Partnership level, an automatic contribution will be made in your corporation’s name and recognized as a Friend of the Foundation. EXCELLENCE AWARD The Excellence Award is awarded each year to an educator who has made significant contributions to culinary education through both an unwavering dedication to their students and a strong presence in their community using the Texas ProStart curriculum. The winner goes on to represent Texas at the National Restaurant

Association Educational Foundation’s Educator Excellence Awards Dinner in Chicago. Students, colleagues, parents, and community members are welcome to nominate deserving teachers. Partners have the opportunity to help fund this award. W. P R I C E , J R . M E M O R I A L SCHOLARSHIP Each year TRA awards this scholarship to students with a growing passion for the food service industry. The scholarship is named for W. Price Jr., the first executive director of the TRA who served from 1953 until 1974. With help from our partners, seven scholarships for $2,000 are awarded to graduating high school students attending a post-secondary culinary program and students currently enrolled in a postsecondary culinary program.

Mark your calendars for... Lone Star Bash, July 9, 2017 Dallas, TX Join us for the official opening party for all TRA Marketplace attendees and exhibitors! Proceeds benefit the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and its high school culinary arts and hospitality program, Texas ProStart.

Game On!, October 23, 2017 Austin, Dallas, Houston-Katy and San Antonio Enjoy an afternoon at TOPGOLF at the 2nd Annual Game On! Tournament benefiting the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s programs and initiatives.

Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation

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President’s Circle The President’s Circle is a separate level of support. By joining the President’s Circle, members are endowing the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s future. • President’s Circle members may pay their pledges over a 10-year period • Receive exclusive President’s Circle benefits and recognition Help us reach our $2.5 million endowment goal! Individual $25,000

Chapter $50,000

Corporate $75,000

President’s Circle Members INDIVIDUAL LEVEL Roger Kaplan David Cea Chef Charles Duit Chef Sharon Van Meter Jessica Delgado Nikky Phinyawatana Jimmy Hasslocher In memory of G. Jim Hasslocher Carmelo Mauro CHAPTER LEVEL Greater Dallas Restaurant Association Greater Austin Restaurant Association TRA Chapter - Rio Grande Valley Claire and William L. Hyde, Jr. CORPORATE LEVEL ECOLAB

Steph Smith, Director of Development, Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation stephsmith@tramail.org | 512-457-4183 | www.txrestaurant.org/foundation

Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Partnership Opportunities  

Giving to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation helps keep our industry growing.

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