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The Wegman Family Foundation has donated $1.5 million to Niagara University’s Holzschuh College of Business Administration "to establish the Robert B. Wegman Endowed Director of Food Industry Innovation and Supply Chain Excellence."

According to the announcement, "The director will lead the growth and development of its centers of Food Industry Leadership and Supply Chain Excellence and will guide the efforts in creating a leading-edge facility on campus to house the centers. The director will also collaborate with food industry leaders in Western New York to create, build, and inspire transformative programs and partnerships that reach the pinnacle of global excellence and enrich the educational and career opportunities for students."

Company founder and industry icon Robert Wegman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Niagara University in 1941.  His granddaughter, Colleen Wegman, the company's president-CEO, said in a prepared statement, “At Wegmans, we believe education creates opportunity.  We’re proud to partner with Niagara University to help prepare the next generation of food industry professionals for their future in this essential business.”