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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to support NRAEF's various training programs in 2014, such as ProStart.
Throughout the past 10 years, The Coca-Cola Company has donated more than $7.5 million to the NRAEF, including $2 million in scholarships benefitting nearly 1,000 students and educators.
The most recent donation from The Coca-Cola Company will also help support the NRAEF's initiative to create a robust platform for ProStart alumni to connect with the industry and access career information, resources and contacts that will help further their advancement, according to a news release. Funds will also support 2014 National ProStart Invitational Scholarships, which help students continue their career training at post-secondary educational institutions, as well as the 22nd Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic, a leadership event for the NRAEF.