Hall of Achievement Dinner

industry tO honor grocery executives at Foundation’s annual awards event

Joe Falvey, UNFI/SUPERVALU, and Jim Van Gorkom, NuCal Foods, will be inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 28, 2019, during a gala event at the San Ramon Marriott in San Ramon, Calif.

Proceeds from the event help fund the Foundation’s college scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs. For the 2019-20 program year, the Foundation will award 300 scholarships totaling more than $600,000. The Foundation will disburse more than $150,000 in tuition reimbursement.

See the 2018 GALA in pictures!


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 Tuition Reimbursement, 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.