UFCW 951 Foundation
What is the UFCW 951 Foundation?
The UFCW 951 Foundation, established in 1996, is a member-driven program that provides assistance to members facing difficult times, along with scholarship programs that help with childcare, education, children’s extracurricular and community involvement, medical and utility bills and transportation and housing expenses. UFCW 951 is always looking for ways to expand the Foundation programs that benefit members.
Funded primarily through voluntary weekly paycheck deductions by the UFCW 951 membership, the Foundation is an integral part of the 951 community.
The UFCW 951 Foundation supports more than 100 workplace fundraisers annually to help members rebuild their lives after hardships. The Foundation matches 25% of the amount donated by members during these fundraisers. The combined total is given to the member in need. The Foundation consistently gives over $40,000 back to members annually.
Click the button below to find out more information on scholarship opportunities for you and your family members.
When members give just $1.00 per week, their donation can help ensure the work of the Foundation can continue. To donate, complete a donation form available from your union steward, union representative or the union office.
UFCW 951 Foundation Board of Directors
John Cakmakci, UFCW 951
Marisa Didur, UFCW 951
Todd Regis, UFCW 951
Bill Black, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Joe Torres, Karmel & Torres, LLC
Dr. James Martin, Wayne State University
John Beasley, JBS
Scholarship + Reimbursement Winners
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Child Care Scholarship Winner
“The union benefits me and my family by protecting my rights at work, as well as outside of work, by offering the opportunity for financial reimbursement. My son just turned one, and we have been struggling to find an affordable and reliable daycare for him, so the childcare reimbursement will be so helpful!”
Family Enrichment Scholarship Winner
“Being a member of UFCW 951 for the past 40 years has afforded me the ability to raise my children and help several grandchildren. I have been secure in the knowledge that 951 was looking out for my job security now and in the future.”
Housing Expense Reimbursement Winner
“Me and my fiancé have been members of UFCW 951 for many years. In those years we have truly felt the effects of being in a union. Higher wages, guaranteed time off, and extra benefits we’ve never had at other jobs. We are new homeowners, so this award is icing on the cake for our union experience. Winning this money helps free up money for renovations.”
$2,000 College Scholarship Winner
“I’m beyond grateful that UFCW 951 sees that family should always come first. My dreams and studies led me to an out-of-state college in Florida, and since now most of my time is spent in Florida, my mom can take time off and visit me during my school and sporting events.”