The new tax bill could have a major impact on non-profits nationwide, including your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The bill includes a higher standard deduction that eliminates the financial incentive for most families to itemize deductions, including charitable deductions. It is estimated that more than 28 million fewer Americans could itemize their deductions, [...]
“I choose to give to the Academy Foundation because I value the work it does. The scope of the Academy is focused on the advancing the profession. I value the Academy Foundation because it allows for an important focused effort on philanthropy with their scholarship, grant and nutrition education programs.I am especially passionate about the [...]
Lester and Vanesa Strong, RDN, were married for more than forty years. When Vanessa passed away in 2016 after a long struggle with dementia, he knew the best way to honor her memory and love of nutrition and dietetics was to establish a scholarship in her name through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.
Current Fellows Stephen Alajajian, RDN Project: Gardens for Health International Funded by: The Academy Foundation Research Endowment Stephen Alajajian is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for serving culturally and linguistically diverse people. Through his fellowship, he is currently the Senior Nutrition Technical Adviser for Gardens for Health [...]
Judith A Gilbride PhD, RD, CDN, FADA, FAND; Jean Minskoff Grant, MA; and Julie O’Sullivan Maillet hosted a reception in the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Friday evening, September 15, 2017, to create some grassroots awareness and raise funds for the Academy Foundation’s Second Century Initiative. In addition to being leaders in the [...]
The Academy Foundation challenged all Academy Affiliates this year to give a gift to the Second Century Campaign from either their budget or reserves while encouraging their members to give as well. The affiliate with the highest average gift total based on membership this year has won a $1,000 scholarship in their name. Volunteers within [...]