Dear Jon Letters...

Dear Jon Letters






A series for clients and colleagues who are seeking support, asking for advice, and hoping to reignite their passion for hospitality.

Dear Jon:

We get so many requests for donations. How can I balance my charitable instincts with the realities of running my business?  - L.S., Chicago

Dear L.S.:

I commend your instinct for generosity. Sharing the wealth produced by your company is one of the proudest moments a business owner can experience, and helping support vital charities is a noble and necessary activity. Sadly, the needs are so great that many in the hospitality industry receive dozens if not hundreds of donation requests per year. Even the wealthiest and most generous caterers could not afford to accommodate every request.  Click here to read my full response including specific suggestions for handling donation requests.


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