Launching The Brock Circle—and Beyond
The Brock Circle was created by the 2012 LDEI Board of Directors to solicit tax-deductible, gifted funds to ensure the fiscal health of the organization, both now and going forward, for strategic needs and to enable conference enhancement, all aligned with the mission of LDEI.
Over the Years... As LDEI has grown, so has its dedication to enriching the greater community, both that of women in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries and of the public. The Legacy Awards, for example, serve to grow the presence of women in the leadership positions who will be the mentors of the future. Green Tables transcends boundaries - both economic and geographical – to improve the sustenance of our agricultural system as well as families in our communities. The Global Culinary Initiative is supporting culinary diversity within our communities, leading to increased public awareness of the wonders to be found in our neighbors’ kitchens.
In the Future... The Brock Circle funds will bring more opportunities for LDEI to serve its members and communities through education and improvement of how we eat and drink.
But this takes Financial Stability. The Brock Circle was initially conceived as a group of 100 who would each pledge to donate $10,000 over a ten-year period, yielding $1,000,000 to be used for exactly this purpose.