Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation

In 1980, the Tennessee Retail Grocers Association (TRGA), now Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association (TGCSA), held a golf tournament in Smyrna as a networking event and raised an $800 profit. The Board of Directors decided to set aside the money to begin a scholarship fund. September 19, 1985, Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation was established for the purpose of providing scholarships and promoting education throughout the food industry in Tennessee.

The association board created the foundation as and continues to be a value-add for TGCSA members. The TGEF Board of Trustees encourage all TGCSA member companies to take advantage of the unique program offered.

TGEF is a 501 (c)(3), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization which supports and provides educational opportunities for the food industry. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible contributions.

TGEF Board of Trustees

Chairman


Michael Donkin
Alliance Retail Group
Hendersonville, TN

Chairman-Elect


Damian Wyatt
MAPCO
Brentwood, TN

Treasurer


Emily Blankenship
Chappell's Hometown Foods
Burns, TN

Past Chairman


Chad Murphy
Murphy's Food Stores
Charlotte, TN

TGCSA Board Liaison

 

Rick James
Castle Retail Group
Memphis, TN

TGCSA President

Rob Ikard
TGCSA
Nashville, TN

Shane Allison
Pepsi Beverages Company
Cookeville, TN

Mike Cutright
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Goodlettsville, TN

Melissa Eads
Kroger
Nashville, TN

Joe Greene
K-VA-T Food City
Knoxville, TN

Tony Mayes
Purity Dairies
Nashville, TN











Dana Naifeh
Naifeh's Food Markets
Covington, TN

J. R. Stepherson
Stepherson's Superlo Foods
Memphis, TN











David Underhill
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Evansville, IN

Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation (TGEF) was founded in 1985 for the purpose of providing scholarships and promoting education throughout the food industry in Tennessee.

Contact Us:
(615) 889-0136

1838 Elm Hill Pike, Ste 136, Nashville, TN 37210

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