“The reimbursement that CGAEF provided to me for every class was very helpful in keeping costs affordable.  The reimbursement played an important part in planning, because I knew I could take a class and it would not interrupt the family budget.  It was an incredible feeling getting an education that was being supplemented by the CGAEF!  I can honestly say that the education, team building skills, and course subjects helped me become a better employee, leader and roll model.  The Career Development reimbursement for me is priceless.”

Tammy Ciraulo
Stater Bros. Markets

“Paid to attend school? That is a win-win situation!

The CGA Educational Foundation and my company work together so that my education is free.  CGAEF financially supports associates working in the grocery industry wanting to return to school.  Their program is easy to follow and they are very helpful with any question you may have.”

Phyllis Valerio
Ralphs Grocery Co.

“I am so passionate about education and I love school.  Education can be expensive!  The Foundation reimbursement program affords me the opportunity to take the classes I need in my current field, creating greater opportunities and options.  I am an advocate for education that is why I constantly promote the CGAEF Program to my peers within our organization.  Thank you for all you have done to help me achieve my goals.”

Sandy Martinez
Food 4 Less

“The Tuition Reimbursement Program has helped me financially during these tough times in our economy.  If it was not for them reimbursing me, I probably would not be able to take these classes.  I am very thankful for the Tuition Reimbursement Program.”

Thomas Wright

“The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation played an immense role in helping me achieve my WAFC Retail Management Certificate. Knowing that CGAEF would reimburse me for the qualifying classes was a huge factor in motivating me to attend. The knowledge that I obtained from each of the classes has been invaluable and has provided me with many more skills to be successful at my job.  I appreciate the opportunity CGAEF has provided me and others in pursuing our educational goals!”

Kim Crider
Stater Bros. Markets