Who We Are

The Chicagoland Food Science Foundation is a newly established, 501c3 non-profit organization that is working with CSIFT to develop, promote, and provide food science students with essential scholarships. The goal is to strengthen the organization so they can deliver these scholarships, while also supporting the food and beverage industry’s ever-growing needs.

Our Mission

To develop, promote and support the current and next generation of food and beverage industry professionals through scholarship programs while working in close collaboration with CSIFT

Our Vision

To strengthen the science of food within the Chicagoland food and beverage industry to address ever growing global needs

Leadership Team

Treasurer
John Budin
FONA

Secretary
Jenn Farrell
Pepsi Co

Director
Linda Perucca
Mondelez International, Inc.

Director
Joy Dell’Aringa
Biomerieux

Director
Tim Stubbs
Dairy Management Inc.

Director
Jan Miller
Skidmore Sales

Director
John Fenstermacher
ICL Foods

Director
Stacey Popham
Treehouse Foods

Board Member
John Ruff

Board Member
Debbie Schodroff
Crowe Horwath

Board Member
Sarah Scholl
Tate & Lyle

Committees

Auditing Committee

Prepares for and assists with CFSF external audits; in years where external audits don’t occur, conducts internal audit and reports findings to BOD.

  • Debbie Schodrof, Chair
  • John Budin

Finance Committee

Plans and maintains savings and investments; coordinates invoices and payment.

  • John Chambers, Chair
  • John Budin

Fundraising Committee

Develops and executes CFSF fundraising strategy.  This includes the Golf Outing, and all other fundraising activities conducted each year to generate income for CFSF scholarship programs.

  • Jenn Farrell, Co-Chair
  • Joy Dell’Aringa, Co-Chair
  • John Fenstermacher
  • Jan Miller
  • Stacey Popham
  • John Ruff

Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Committee: Conducts all activities associated with developing and executing CFSF scholarship strategy.  This includes publicizing scholarship opportunities; conducting competitive scholarship program; coordinating payment; writing and executing program publicity; maintaining accurate records; and updating websites.

  • Sarah Scholl, Chair
  • Nancy Moriarity
  • Linda Perucca
  • David Lee
  • Kathryn Kitchen
  • Maddie Gerling
  • Ariel Cavasos
  • Tim Stubbs
  • John Budin
  • Dawn Bohn
  • Steve Hill

Website Development and Maintenance Committee

Develops and executes CFSF fundraising strategy.  This includes the Golf Outing, and all other fundraising activities conducted each year to generate income for CFSF scholarship programs.

  • Jenn Farrell, Co-Chair
  • Joy Dell’Aringa, Co-Chair
  • John Fenstermacher
  • Jan Miller
  • Stacey Popham
  • John Ruff