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Four Women to Receive Woman of Purpose Growth Grants from Les Dames d'Escoffier and YETI


LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI), in partnership with YETI, the designer, retailer and distributor of premium innovative outdoor products, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Woman of Purpose Growth Grants. Four $2500 grants will be awarded to four nominees from the Inspire & Thrive Mentoring Network, which is comprised of nominees from the 2022 Woman of Purpose program.

The Growth Grants program was inspired by nominees for the Woman of Purpose program, which recognizes women making a positive impact on a local or global community incorporating sustainability, food justice and public health. Applicants were asked to submit an essay stating how a grant would help expand their organization's ability to provide services that produce equitable outcomes for their community.

"Supporting our communities and those who continue to do inspiring and important work has always been at the core of the YETI brand," said LeighAnn Bakunas, Director, Community Marketing at YETI. "We are honored to continue partnering with Les Dames d'Escoffier to fund the grants that support such amazing women and organizations."

Applications were reviewed by the LDEI Growth Grants Committee and the winners are:

"We share YETI's passion for and support of people and communities," said LDEI Board President Deborah Mintcheff. "Food connects communities in so many ways, and the dedication of the grant applicants to these important causes, thanks to YETI's support ? is an inspiration."

Details on future Woman of Purpose nominations will be announced in 2023, and subsequent Growth Grant applications will be accepted in 2024.

About Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI)

Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality. The organization's 2,400 members in 43 chapters in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and France provide leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropy. LDEI chapters raised and donated more than $525,000 to community non-profits and philanthropic organizations in 2021. For more information, visit www.ldei.org.

About YETI Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, YETI is a global designer, retailer, and distributor of innovative outdoor products. From coolers and drinkware to backpacks and bags, YETI products are built to meet the unique and varying needs of diverse outdoor pursuits, whether in the remote wilderness, at the beach, or anywhere life takes our customers. By consistently delivering high-performing, exceptional products, we have built a strong following of brand loyalists throughout the world, ranging from serious outdoor enthusiasts to individuals who simply value products of uncompromising quality and design. We have an unwavering commitment to outdoor and recreation communities, and we are relentless in our pursuit of building superior products for people to confidently enjoy life outdoors and beyond. For more information, please visit www.YETI.com.

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SOURCE Les Dames d'Escoffier International



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