Our Mission

The Illuminators Educational Foundation provides College Scholarships to further the education of members and their families of the Illuminators, Western Association of Food Chains, and the California Grocers Association.

CORE VALUES

The Illuminators Educational Foundation values . . .

⬧ Education ⬧ Leadership ⬧ Loyalty ⬧ Commitment ⬧ Partnerships

THREE-YEAR GOALS

⬧ Achieve Financial Stability to Maintain Scholarships ⬧ Increase Awareness of our Scholarships

⬧ Publicize Scholarship Recipients’ Success In Our In Industry

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation.” — Cesar Chavez

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Educational Foundation 2021–2022
Officers & Board of Directors

Dave Grosse
Dave GrosseChairperson & CEO
the Performance Group
Rick Stevenson
Rick StevensonTreasurer
Torani
Shelly Trickel
Shelly TrickelSecretary
Ventura Foods

Board of Directors

Mary Crocker
Mary CrockerDirector
Heather DeLuca
Heather DeLucaDirector
Michael Ajemian
Michael AjemianDirector
Dave Dimond
Dave DimondDirector
Geoff Haskins
Geoff HaskinsDirector
Gary Pogue
Gary PogueDirector
Glen Roeper
Glen RoeperDirector

Advisors

Vic Chiono
Vic ChionoAdvisor
Bob Kelly
Bob KellyAdvisor
Mickie Sharp
Mickie SharpAdvisor
Willie Crocker
Willie CrockerBimbo Bakeries
Marlene Jones
Marlene JonesFoundation Administrator

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