NCA's The Confectionery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing together many volunteers who are working on many outstanding initiatives in our industry, among them linking our communities with opportunities provided in and by the American confectionery industry.
A note from The Confectionery Foundation Board to our Volunteers, Donors and Sponsors:
Thank you for your many contributions to help grow our industry's Foundation.
In 2011, we launched Next Generation educational program at Sweets and Snacks Expo, our industry’s annual gathering in Chicago. The purpose is to advocate to, connect with and inspire young talent. We are also researching philanthropic initiatives to help strengthen our industry.
The Confectionery Foundation board is creating educational mentoring initiatives to foster an American manufacturing-bound culture among students training in food science, communications, business, engineering, robotics and marketing.
Through our Sweets and Snacks Expo Next Generation education program, we work with colleges and companies to link the workforce of tomorrow with our industry today.
100 students and faculty from Midwest and East coast schools attended briefings and small group Mentor Guided tours of Sweets and Snacks Expo this year. The guided tours and presentations in company booths create memorable business experiences, build awareness and teach students about the fine values, innovation, excellence and opportunities in our industry.
This year, we’re expanding our impact through the Allured Fund for Confectionery Education and the sixth consecutive year of our Next Generation program at Sweets and Snacks Expo for students in industry-related degrees.
The philanthropic purpose of the Foundation allowed our industry to respond rapidly to the flooding of the Rockaway community in 2012. We have delivered your donations (see below). You’ll hear more about scholarships and research in 2017.
Send us news of your factory tours, outlet stores, videos, recipes and sustainability to post on Pinterest and our map for the many people who celebrate our industry.
Wishing health, wellness and joy to you and your families,
The Confectionery Foundation Board
Sara Clair, Chairman and Robert Nelson, Vice Chairman
Katherine Clark, Secretary/Treasurer
Tori Blommer-O’Malley, David Fleischer, William Kelley,
Matthew Pye, Linda Sahagian, David A. Stuart Ph.D.
NCA representation: John H. Downs, Jr, Libby Taylor, Tracy Thompson
Next Generation Coordinator
The Confectionery Foundation Education Committee
Katherine Clark, Laura Bergan, Lisa Shapiro, David A. Stuart Ph.D.
Wendy Miller, Sara Clair, Rob Nelson
The Confectionery Foundation Research Committee
David A. Stuart Ph.D., Rob Nelson, Matt Pye, Sarah Atkinson, Elizabeth Clair
Fundraising news: Thank you to our many Rockaway Disaster Relief Fund donors. Through your generosity, we sent 2 checks in 2012 to immediately help the Rockaway community recover from Super Storm Sandy. Our industry members are generous and kind and many continued sending donations. At Candy Hall of Fame 2016, The Confectionery Foundation board and committee members delivered a 3rd check for the community. Your total donations to The Confectionery Foundation for the benefit of the Rockaway community exceeded $50,000.
Thank you to all!
Thank you to our Strategic Plan Participants
|Atkinson Candy Company||Sarah Atkinson|
|Barnes & Noble College||Lisa Shapiro|
|Barry Callebaut||Laura Bergan|
|Barry Callebaut||Elizabeth Clair|
|Barry Callebaut||Jerry Hagedorn|
|Brown & Haley||Sara Clair|
|Brown & Haley||Pierson Clair|
|Candy & Snack TODAY||Wendy Miller|
|Capol LLC||Katherine Clark|
|Carlin Group||Mary Beth Geraci|
|Doumak Inc||Mark Schuessler|
|Elmer Chocolate||Rob Nelson|
|Haribo USA||Paul Minger|
|Just Born, Inc.||Matt Pye|
|Printpack, Inc.||Lee Hartman|
|Promotion in Motion Inc.||Dave Fleischer|
|Promotion in Motion Inc.||Michael Rosenberg|
|Sahagian and Associates||Linda Sahagian|
|Seattle Chocolates||Jean Thompson-Deloucas|
|Spangler Candy Company||Kirk Vashaw|
|Spangler Candy Company||Lynn Wieland|
|TAP Packaging Solutions||Chuck Castle|
|The Blommer Chocolate||Tori Blommer-O’Malley|
|Union Confectionery Machinery Co||Jim Greenberg|
|University of Wisconsin||Jen Burke|
NCA representation: Laura Shumow, Libby Taylor, Tracy Thompson, Susan Whiteside
The mission of The Confectionery Foundation is to support and strengthen the American confectionery industry through education, research and philanthropy.
The Confectionery Foundation
1101 30th Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 534-1440 | E-mail Us
Thank you to our volunteer Mentor Guides, Booth Hosts, Sponsors and YPN Ambassadors who make our Next Generation program so successful!
Annabelle Candy Company
Barnes & Noble College
Blommer Chocolate Company
Brown & Haley
Ferrara Candy Company
Food & Nutrient Impact, LLC
Global Confection Connections LLC
Harry & David
Hawaiian Host/Mauna Loa
The Hershey Company
The Jelly Belly Candy Compandy
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
Just Born, Inc
Mars Chocolate North America
Primrose Candy Company
Promotion in Motion
Sanfilippo & Son, Inc
Sweet Candy Company
Tap Packaging Solutions
Tate & Lyle
Torie and Howard
Union Confectionery Machinery