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.

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 Founder’s Circle: A Seat at the Chef’s Table

Founders Circle members pledge a minimum of $25,000 per year for five years. Enjoy exclusive access to events and hospitality experiences; gain invaluable insights about global trends in environmental sustainability and business leadership; and engage deeply with our founders in addressing the challenges faced the hospitality industry. Contact MAD Executive Director Melina Shannon-DiPietro for additional information.


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:
MAD Foundation
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
ABA: 321081669

Beneficiary: MAD Foundation
Account to Credit: 80003486149



By supporting MAD, you empower a global hospitality community to bring new skills, perspective, and passion to their communities and the world. MAD’s programs are only made possible through your generosity - we couldn’t be MAD without you.



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