Donations and Contributions

The Ohio ProStart® Program is changing young people's perception about exciting restaurant and foodservice careers by creating a pool of talent right here in Ohio. There are currently over 1,700 high school and career and technical centers that have trained more than 118,000 ProStart students in 50 states and the territory of Guam since ProStart's inception. Students apply their coursework to real life by working in restaurant operations. Your donation can help strengthen the caliber of the future leaders of the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the online donation form.

Ohio ProStart needs your help!

Contributions and donations are needed to help enhance Ohio's ProStart® program and fund Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation (ORAEF) initiatives to support ProStart students and educators. Funding is also needed to support the Ohio ProStart Invitational, a statewide competition that sends the winning teams to compete at the National ProStart Invitational. These lifetime experiences offer opportunities for the students to earn scholarships to post-secondary institutions. We are striving to become the premier state in providing excellence in ProStart® education.

Since the ORAEF is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit foundation your donation would be greatly appreciated as well as tax-deductible. To make an online donation to the ORAEF, please complete the form in the above link.