As a caterer, every one of us is called upon so often to make donations to our local communities.
Many of us feel that this is a way to give back to the community that has provided us a livelihood for so many years.
We Give Back
We assist our local community that has supported us, helped raise our children, provided us with friends in the neighborhood, and was there for us in times of need.
But...Who Supports Us?
The ICAEF is a worldwide not-for-profit foundation. (In the U.S. the Foundation falls under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit educational association.) As such, all donations you make to the Foundation are 100% tax deductible. ICAEF was created to provide educational opportunities to caterers worldwide. One of the foundation’s goals is to provide scholarship money for new caterers to continue their catering education.
Here is a way for you to lend a hand to your fellow caterers. Providing a donation to the ICAEF is like providing the helping hand that new caterers need to be successful. Have you learned anything from the ICA? Now you have the opportunity to teach what you have learned to another caterer… without ever leaving your home.
Catering Is A Hard Business
Finding a trick, a tip or a gimmick that makes this business easier or more profitable for us, is like finding gold. The Educational Foundation is full of tips, tricks and gimmicks, but it is sorely lacking in gold.
Your Community Needs You
But there is a much larger world out there than just our local communities and we are all a part of that larger world. As a caterer, you are a part of a world community of caterers.
Here is your chance to help the catering community – YOUR COMMUNITY – on a much larger scale.
• If you have retired, this becomes a real tax benefit for you as donations made to the ICAEF are DEDUCTIONS to your taxable income rather than merely expenses.
• If you are still working in the industry you have a choice of how to contribute. A personal contribution becomes a tax deduction – a business contribution becomes a business expense for you. Either way you can deduct it.
We are accepting donations of any type…stocks, bonds, annuities, foundation grants and even planned posthumous giving is appreciated… but the easiest way to give is to merely write a check. Will you please take a moment to do that now?
Should any of you want to have scholarships named for yourself, a colleague or a loved one, please contact the ICAEF office directly and it will be arranged for you.
Checks should be sent to:
International Caterers Association Educational Foundation (ICAEF)
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, #104
Scottsdale, AZ 85255