Hall of Achievement Dinner

industry honors grocery executive at Foundation’s 25th year anniversary event

More than 600 friends, family, and industry peers celebrated the induction of George Frahm, Stater Bros. Markets, into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on April 6, 2017 in Pomona, Calif.

Frahm, Executive Vice President, Administration & Distribution for Stater Bros. Markets, joins a prestigious group of Hall of Achievement recipients to be recognized for their many contributions to the grocery industry and the communities they serve.

The Hall of Achievement Dinner also celebrated the Foundation’s Silver Anniversary – 25 years of serving California’s grocery industry.

As a special part of the program, the Foundation paid tribute to previous Hall of Achievement honorees – the “Legends of the Industry” – who left a lasting impact on the grocery industry.

“We are very excited to welcome George Frahm into our prestigious Hall of Achievement during the Foundation’s 25th anniversary,” said CGAEF Executive Director Shiloh London. “George has served the grocery industry his entire professional career and like his Hall of Achievement peers has generously given back to the communities and industry he’s served.”

Led by this year’s event co-chairs Dennis McIntyre, Stater Bros. Markets, Dan Meyer, Stater Bros. Markets, Sylvia Shermer, Stater Bros. Markets, and Bruce Wyatt, Flowers Baking of California, the event raised more than $530,000 – funds that support the Foundation’s college scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs.


The CGA Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement is a prestigious award program developed to honor those who have contributed substantially to the benefit and advancement of the California food industry.

The Hall of Achievement provides the food industry with the opportunity to recognize the achievements of those individuals who, through their foresight and dedication, have enhanced California’s food-distribution industry. They are people who have made a difference.

Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  1. Enhance the quality of California’s food industry.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to charitable activities and public service programs that enhance the quality of life.
  3. Participate in major fund-raising campaigns and community charitable events.
  4. Involve themselves in humanitarian and cultural causes and enhance community education, and
  5. Volunteer for charitable and civic programs.

Award recipients are recognized at the annual Hall of Achievement Awards dinner held each year. The dinner serves as the Foundation’s primary fundraiser that supports the Career Development, College Scholarship and Industry Education Programs.

The CGA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit tax-exempt organization which supports and provides educational opportunities for the food-distribution industry. A portion of each ticket purchase is deductable as a charitable contribution.  All Tribute Journal advertisements and event sponsorships are tax deductible contributions.