Whether on stage, in the classroom or behind the counter, Chick-fil-A 2019 True Inspiration Scholarship winner Corryn Barnes knows the meaning of hard work. Following the lead of her supportive parents, Tommy and Diana, Barnes grew up believing that no dream is too big – even one to become the President of the United States.
In the summer of 1948, Eddie White showed up for his first day of work at the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Georgia. The oldest of seven children, he felt a responsibility to help his parents support the family. The restaurant’s owner, Truett Cathy, had a similar story, and was glad to offer White a summer job.
Working at a Chick-fil-A restaurant may include a few things one would expect – preparing food, taking orders and serving guests. However, Chick-fil-A Team Members tell us that it’s the unexpected experiences that makes the real difference.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation (the “Foundation”) was created in 2012 to have a positive influence in the communities by donating to programs that support youth, education, and leadership programs nationwide. In 2017, the Foundation donated $9.9 million in charitable contributions, gifts and grants.
Since 1973, Chick-fil-A has invested in the dreams and futures of restaurant Team Members through scholarships and educational grants. Forty-six years later, the commitment to Team Members remains the same – and this year, Chick-fil-A is proud to award $15.3 million in scholarships to more than 6,000 deserving Team Members across the country through the “Remarkable Futures” education initiative.