About SHFM Foundation

Building Bright Horizon for our Industry

The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports higher education through scholarships and student outreach programs. It is committed to the continued growth of our vital industry, which drives productivity and morale for millions of American workers every day.  

Foundation Vision Statement

To be the philanthropic leader attracting, educating and supporting diverse talent while extending SHFM’s impact in the industry.  

Foundation Mission Statement

To develop the next generation of diverse hospitality professionals by empowering individuals through awareness, education and relationship building.

Core Values

  • Developing Students
  • Supporting Education Awareness
  • Nurturing Industry Talent
  • Fostering a Diverse Community
  • Engaging Members
  • Creating Leaders
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Foundation Bylaws

SHFM Foundation has adopted a set of SHFM Board approved bylaws by which the Foundation will operate. SHFM Foundation Bylaws

SHFM Foundation Board

The SHFM Foundation Board of Directors consists of industry leaders in Workplace Amenities and Foodservice. Our 10 Board members are volunteers elected by the SHFM membership. Board members represent all facets of our industry including a board appointed Student Board Advisor.

Please meet our Foundation Board


  • Chair

    Davin Wickstrom

    Director Strategic Partnerships - North American
    Vivreau Advanced Water Systems


  • Joe Esteves

    Director of Retail

  • Amy Franks

    Program Coordinator
    JLL in partnership with Global Real Estate & Facilities

  • Julia Fry

    Student Advisor to the Foundation Board
    Michigan State University

  • Stephanie Gilbert

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Growth Strategy
    Food Service Holdings

  • Nahum Goldberg

    NGAssociates Foodservice Consultants, Inc.

  • Rob Gordon

    RSG Hospitality LLC

  • Crystal Hamilton

    Founder, CEO

  • Curtis Lease

    Regional Vice President, Dining Services
    American Dining Creations

  • Matt Rigney

    Culinary Sales Manager
    Structural Concepts

  • Jessica Zucker

    Vice President of Marketing
    Eurest/Compass Group

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