Culver's VIP Foundation's Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $478,000 to further the education of 220 team members nationwide in 2016.
"Our commitment to our team members begins at the restaurant level where we teach them responsibility, leadership, and teamwork skills," says Lea Culver, executive director of the VIP Foundation. "Through the VIP we are able to extend our commitment by helping them reach their long term goals."
Primary financial support of the program comes from the generous contributions of Culver's suppliers. Other funding comes from franchisee support, funding from Culver Franchising System Inc., and special events.
Since 1993, Culver's has invested more than $3.7 million in student scholarships to more than 3,000 team members.