The Ryan Wells Foundation Causes


Student scholarships for post-secondary education in culinary arts and hospitality represent 50-60% of the Ryan Wells Foundation’s annual funding.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 up to $20,000, with a $6,000 average in recent years.

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School Donations

Donations to the culinary programs of Dixie Hollins High, Northeast High, Osceola High, Tarpon Springs High and Clearwater and St. Petersburg Pinellas Technical College represent 25-35% of the annual funding, allowing for the purchase of equipment and food product, and participation in regional and state competitions.

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Cooking for a Cause

This initiative launched in April of 2014 has donated over $15,000 to participating schools for the preparation of 11,600 meals to-date to the Homeless Empowerment Program, a shelter located in Clearwater.

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Slow Cooking for a Cause

On March 8th, 2017 we will feature our first Slow Cooker event to benefit underpriviliged families. Culinary students from our partner schools will teach families about nutrition, kitchen safety, meal planning, and budgeting, centered around the use of a slow cooker.

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