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The Foundation of NACE advances the catering and events industry through scholarships that help both future and current professionals. Since 2008, The Foundation of NACE has awarded more than $250,000.00 those pursuing or advancing careers in catering and events. These scholarships provide aid that supports tuition, travel, leadership training and professional development to those who want a career in the catering and events industry.

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The Foundation of NACE Scholarship

The Foundation of NACE Scholarship provides support to members of the hospitality industry who demonstrate leadership abilities. Both industry professionals and students are invited to apply.

Vince DeFinis Scholarship

The Vince DeFinis Scholarship honors the founder of the first NACE chapter, Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware, and provides support to undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership abilities.

Jo C. Dermid Scholarship

The Jo C. Dermid Scholarship honors a member of the NACE community that was not just well-loved, but a pillar of NACE. Her personality and positivity has inspired many over her decades-long hospitality career. This Scholarship is endowed by the Nashville Chapter in her memory.


Foundation of NACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 33-0203771. Donations are tax-deductible.

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