Raising Cane founder donates $100,000 to Hispanic scholarship fund – The Observer

Raising Cane founder presents $100,000 donation to Hispanic scholarship fund

Posted 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Raise the cane and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) launched its long-term partnership to help Hispanic students across the country pursue and complete higher education, as well as prepare them for success in their future careers.

To mark the occasion, Raising Cane Founder and Co-CEO Todd Graves presented a check for $100,000 to HSF Executive Director and General Counsel Araceli Ruano. Both leaders showed genuine appreciation for each other’s work and discussed ways in which this new partnership will help advance higher education for all students across the country. The meeting took place at one of Raising Canes’ new offices in El Segundo, California.

Education and entrepreneurship are two of Raising Canes’ six focus areas for active community involvement – ​​making HSF an ideal fit for a partnership with Raising Cane’s. Additionally, more than 30% of Raising Cane’s crew members are Hispanic and the company operates in several primarily Hispanic markets.

“Our top priority at Raising Cane’s has always been supporting our crew members and the communities in which we serve,” Graves said. “We believe in training our crew to be the best at everything they do, and that’s exactly what HSF stands for. We are pleased to partner with HSF to advance their important mission of preparing students to succeed as they work to achieve their dreams.

Since 1975, HSF has awarded more than $675 million to 65,000 HSF Scholars who are pursuing or have completed their college education. The organization’s mission is to empower students and parents with the knowledge and resources to succeed in higher education and earn a degree.

“It is through generous donations like this that allow us to provide students with the resources they need to succeed in higher education,” Ruano said. “It was great spending time with Todd yesterday afternoon, hearing about his commitment to supporting not only his crew members, but the communities in which Raising Cane operates. We are thrilled to partner with Raising Cane’s and we can’t wait to see all the lives that will be touched by their support.

Raising Cane’s has a long history of supporting worthy causes across the United States. More than 30,000 local organizations and nonprofits are supported by the brand’s 650 restaurants, totaling more than $100 million in donated funds over the past 25 years.


Raising Cane’s is the nation’s fastest growing chicken fingers concept, rapidly approaching 700 restaurants in more than 35 states and Guam as it opens 100 new restaurants in 10 new markets in 2022. – named the #1 sauce in the fast food industry. Raising Cane’s is consistently recognized as a great place to work, which recently earned it a spot on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list and Forbes’ “Best Large American Employers” list. Raising Cane’s was also recently recognized in the inaugural Forbes Halo 100 for excellence in customer satisfaction and brand trust. More information is available at Raisingcanes.com.


Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) equips students and parents with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many students, scholars and outstanding alumni as possible. HSF strives to make a college education a top priority for every family across the country, mobilizing communities to proactively advance this goal – every individual, throughout their lifetime, in any way possible. . HSF also seeks to give its scholars all the tools they need to succeed in their courses, graduate, enter and excel in a profession, help lead our nation into the future, and mentor generations to come. As one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations supporting higher education, HSF has awarded more than $675 million in scholarships and offers a wide range of programs and support services to students, parents, scholars HSF and former HSF students. For more information on HSF, please visit hsf.net

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