Philanthropist Mike Hoffman Announces New Scholarship

Hoffman’s company provides fundraising, management and social engagement strategy to corporations and nonprofit organizations.




Mike Hoffman and CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan

Mike Hoffman, chairman of the philanthropic services firm Changing Our World and a member of The Culinary Institute of America’s Society of Fellows, has created a new CIA scholarship named for his daughter, Shannon, who “loves to cook.” Hoffman made the announcement as part of his May 4 keynote address during commencement ceremonies at CIA’s New York campus.

“Through food, our graduates today will change the world,” he told the 96 new CIA alumni and their families. “With this education and the industry you are about to enter, you are going to have the power to end world hunger, to help fight obesity and malnutrition, to create employment and to improve the environment.”

Hoffman’s company provides fundraising, management and social engagement strategy to corporations and nonprofit organizations. Among Changing Our World’s clients are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Case Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Hoffman also serves as chairman of the Board of Advisors of Seeds of Africa.

Founded in 1946, the CIA is an independent not-for-profit college dedicated to developing leaders in food service and hospitality. It offers bachelor's degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science and applied food studies; associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts; executive education; and certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. The CIA has locations in Hyde Park, New York, and in California, Texas and Singapore.

For more information, visit CIAChef.edu.

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