Sunday, January 22

RUTH U. FERTEL FOUNADTION MAKES IMPACT IN NOLA

RUTH U. FERTEL FOUNADTION MAKES IMPACT IN NOLA

The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation -- established in the will of the founder of the Ruth's Chris Steak House fine dining chain -- has announced grants and pledges of $1.2 million to New Orleans education in the next year, including public, private and parochial schools; special programs designed to serve students from kindergarten through college; and other high-impact educational initiatives.

These funds honor Ruth's memory and do what she would have done – help New Orleans recover from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina by supporting its educational institutions. The Southern Foodways Alliance which annually pays homage to an unsung hero or heroine of the food world with the Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award, is conducting a post-Katrina culinary oral history project financed in part by The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation. For more information, randy@fertel.com