Ways to Give
MAD was founded with a bold vision: one in which everyone working in hospitality contributes to a better and more sustainable future for all.
Our core belief is that, given the knowledge, tools, inspiration, community, time, and space, individuals working in hospitality can accelerate positive change.
Call it a case for radical hospitality. We are transforming food systems through the people who work in food.
We do this because we want to take care of the planet and those who live here. Because we love food: the people working in it, and the spaces and communities they create. And because we want the joy of delicious restaurants and a perfect cup of coffee to contribute not just to a good life right now, but to a good life for the future. For everyone.
Donate now and join MAD in our mission of education, inspiration, and service.
The MAD Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit (EIN #47-4561918)
Donate | Help Change the World
Become a valued part of our global donor community united by a sense of curiosity, a social conscience, and an appetite for change. Your support fuels our work to prepare the hospitality industry to tackle the complex challenges—environmental and social, individual and systemic—that shape the food systems of the future.
Support | MAD Academy Scholarship Fund
Tuition fees, food costs, and learning materials are covered for 90 percent of all Academy students to ensure that no one who would benefit from a MAD education is turned away for lack of funds. Your gift of $5,000 will fully fund an individual scholarship, and gifts of any amount can be directed to our pool of available funding for scholarships.
Join | The Champion’s Circle: A Seat at the Chef’s Table
The Champion’s Circle is a gathering of MAD supporters who are choosing to build the future of restaurants and food systems by investing in emerging leaders. Champion’s Circle members are forward-thinking, much like the global hospitality community we serve. They have a seat at the table as we discuss and debate bold choices for our programs, how to create greater impact, and what we must do to thrive as an innovative and inclusive voice for the future of food.
Partner | Corporate Sponsorships
Corporate sponsors have a unique opportunity to align their messaging and create memorable experiences for and with MAD’s global network of influential hospitality leaders, investors, and consumers. A custom scholarship program to MAD Academy is also a powerful way to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of change makers. MAD’s corporate partners have included Audi of America, Google Food, Patagonia Provisions, Askov Finlayson, and YETI. Contact Corporate Sponsorships Lead Kristen Gelinas to discuss your own custom program.
Other Ways to Give
Donate by check or direct a grant from your Donor Advised Fund to:
c/o Karen Rand Associates
Attn: Dennis Pan
100 Crosby Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10012
Donations may be sent by electronic transfer or wire to:
First Republic Bank
Attn: Scott DiDonna
1230 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 3
New York, NY 10020
Beneficiary: MAD Foundation
Account to Credit: 80003486149