The IWFS Foundation, Inc.

The IWFS Foundation

The IWFS Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) is a company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, whose sole member is IWFS Americas Inc. Its purpose is to award scholarships in the name of The International Wine & Food Society which fund the tuition fees of qualified students wishing to study oenology, viticulture, culinary arts and hospitality management at recognized non-profit colleges in the United States and Canada. The Foundation is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on the basis that it is the supporting charitable foundation of IWFS Americas Inc. Donations made by members are therefore deductible for US tax purposes.   

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors appointed annually by IWFS Americas Inc. The Board currently comprises Ira Greene (New York), José R. Garrigó (Miami), Andrew Jones (Cayman Islands and New York) and James Storfer (Houston). Andrew Jones is Chairman of the Board. Dwight Catherwood (Los Angeles) serves as Treasurer and Antonio Escudero-Viera (Puerto Rico) serves as company secretary. It is the Board’s policy that an IWFS Scholarship should always cover the whole of a student’s tuition fees for the duration of the entire course and will only be granted to individuals who have demonstrated financial need.

The key part of the Foundation’s current program comprises scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America, The University of California’s Department of Viticulture and Enology and Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

To make a donation, please download and print the pdf file which contains the Foundation’s Donation Form. For further information about making a donation to the Foundation, please contact the IWFS Americas’ Administrator, Rose Clemson, at


Rev. March 2021