(Shown left to right): Frank Kuchuris of the East Balt Commissary, Javier Goizueta of the Coca-Cola Company, Jan Fields of McDonald’s USA,and Rita Cuddihy of Marriot International, gather after bestowing Jan Fields with the Lexington Award for Excellence.
CHICAGO – Lexington College hosted a Fall Benefit Dinner, “Building Scholarships for Service” honoring Jan Fields, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of McDonalds, USA. Over 700 attended the event, held on Monday, November 2 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The event raised nearly $500,000 in scholarship funds for Lexington students, the largest amount in the history of the College. Mai Martinez, Co-Anchor of CBS Channel 2 joined as master of ceremonies for the evening’s event.
The event celebrated Fields for her exemplary leadership in the foodservice and hospitality industry, and her continued support of the College. We thank the Event Co-Chairs: East Balt Commissary, Marriott International, Park Ridge Community Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Winn for leading the scholarship fund raising efforts.
Lexington College, the world’s premier all-women’s hospitality management degree-granting college, educates students to work in all aspects of hospitality management. Students are attracted by a rigorous four-year curriculum, strong industry partnerships, paid internships and a 100% job placement rate for graduates seeking employment within three months of graduation.
Sincere gratitude to Event Benefactors: The Bama Companies, ConAgra/Lamb Weston, The Chicago Bears Football Club, Fresh Start Bakeries, Keystone Foods, McDonald’s Corporation, North Side Foods, Perrino & Associates, Raffin Properties, Ralcorp, and Sheffield Group.
Event Hosts included: Baldwin Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brinckerhoff, Bunn-O-Matic Corporation, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Ecolab/Kay Chemical, Fair Oaks Farms, Gates Washer and Manufacturing, The HAVI Group, Higgins & White, Hollister Incorporated, Kellogg’s Specialty Channels, L.J. Sheridan & Co, The Martin Brower Company, McCain, McDonald’s USA Central Division, McClement Management Group, McEssy Investments, Mullins Foods, Newman’s Own, Ken Norgan, OSI Industries, Quantum Foods, R. Lloyd & Co., R.T. Smith Foundation, Raffin Construction, S&D Coffee, Schreiber Foods, Schuyler, Roche, & Zwirner, PC, Taylor Carrier, and Tyson Foods, Inc.
Event Sponsors included: Armada Supply Chain Solutions, Cargill, Chicago Beverage, Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, Creata USA, Inc., Datassentials, Dean Foods Company, Dillett Mechanical, El Camino Distribution, Eli’s Cheesecake, Ernst & Young, First Hospitality Group, Golden State Foods, Liberty Creative Solutions, Inc, Marriott International Midwest and Canada Diversity Council, McDonald’s Owners of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, Merisant/Equal, National Dairy, Nestle Professional, Tennessee Bun Company, Tom and Lena Perona, Pilgrims Pride Corporation & Merit Provisions, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ruf, Sara Lee, Schmitt- McDonald’s, and Speranza & Bates.
For media inquiries or more information on Lexington’s Fall Benefit, please contact Megan Goggin at 312.226.6294 x228 or .