At CSP's Leadership Events, our CARRE Foundation (Charitable Alliance of Restaurant and Retail Executives) plays a critical role in the attendee experience. CARRE Foundation's purpose is to provide leadership through charitable giving while building stronger relationships and bonds within our conference community. Primary support will be to other non-profit organizations, including, but not limited to, those that assist others suffering from disability, disease, illness, and other hardships, as well as organizations that promote the development of programs that extol the virtues of leadership. In the next year, CSP is proud to be supporting outstanding charities to aid in their research efforts. If you would like to donate to one or all, please visit www.cspnet.com/donate.
At CRU 2015 we will be pulling together in support of finding a cure for melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer that has tragically affected thousands of people including two members of our own industry: Lynn Wallis, President & CEO of Wallis Companies, and Mark McKinney, Senior VP of Operations for Huck’s / Martin & Bayley, Inc.
In March of 2001, Lynn Wallis lost her husband Bill, then President & CEO of Wallis Companies, to melanoma. In 2009, Lynn lost her dear friend, and Wallis Companies COO, Mark Martinovich to melanoma as well. Later in 2013, Mark McKinney of Huck’s lost his son Andrew at age 24.
All funds raised will go to the Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGen) to support genetic research that is aimed at understanding melanoma and finding a cure.
In 2015, Restaurant Leadership Conference will highlight Junior Achievement USA. Stay tuned for more information.
We will once again spotlight the Quest to Cure MSA, an effort that made significant strides during our 2013 Outlook Leadership conference. Click here to view our efforts during that event.
At this year’s Outlook Conference, CARRE will focus on the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides support to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. Folds of Honor provides healing, hope, and opportunity through scholarships and other assistance, all of which is possible because of people like you.
A great need lays before us with over 700,000 soldiers having been killed or disabled in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn, which has resulted in over one million dependents being adversely affected.