IRA Educational Foundation
The Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation offers life-changing opportunities for students and provides direction for potential culinary and
hospitality career paths. During Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet, the IRAEF hosts an online auction which 100% of the proceeds from the online auction and raffles go towards providing
scholarships for aspiring chefs and hospitality professionals.
Pilot Light is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps children make healthier choices by connecting the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the
foods they eat on their lunch trays, at home and in their communities.
The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization
offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake and McHenry
Counties are included.
Bayless Family Foundation
The Bayless Family Foundation “Stepping Stone” grants support established Chicago theater organizations with a vision for institutional and artistic growth.