Jill Granat

Jill Granat
President, HAVE IT YOUR WAY Foundation
Burger King Corporation

2011 Corporate Philanthropy

Last year, The Have It Your Way Foundation® celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Burger King® Scholars program, established in honor of Burger King® co-founder and philanthropist, Jim Mclamore.

The Have It Your Way® Foundation has awarded more than $15.4 million in scholarships since the program’s inception. This year alone, the foundation awarded $1.45 million dollars in scholarships to 1,258 students.

This year, the foundation is helping to make higher education a reality for many students throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. One exciting enhancement includes our inaugural $50,000 James W. Mclamore WhoPPeR® Scholarship Awards, made possible thanks to the generosity of the Mclamore Family Foundation.

James W. Mclamore Whopper® Scholarship Award winners must be exceptional high school graduates with a minimum 3.3 GPA, substantial work experience and an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or a similar co-curricular activity. To apply, visit www.haveityourwayfoundation.org.

In 2011, one of the first James W. Mclamore WhoPPeR® Scholarship Awards went to Jie Jane chen, a student from California, who plans attend the University of California at Berkeley this fall to study molecular biology and biochemistry. Chen is a top student, described as dedicated and enthusiastic by her teachers and extremely hard-working by her swimming coach.

Upon learning that she had received the scholarship, Chen said: “I’ll be able to focus more on studying and participating in school and community events. I hope that I am able to help others with my education and better be able to contribute to society.”

We wish Jie Jane Chen and all of our other scholarship recipients the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Burger King Corporation
Corporate Headquarters: Miami, Florida
Website: www.haveityourwayfoundation.org
Primary Business: Quick Service Restaurant
Employees: 22,000