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Who We Are


The Taco Bell Foundation helps young people explore their career passions
– with scholarships, experiences and community support.


The Taco Bell Foundation
…builds self-confidence in passionate young adults.
…feeds the passions of as many as possible by creating
and promoting content that inspires.
…humbly takes on educational challenges that require leadership.

Taco Bell Foundation Board
Taco Bell Foundation Board of Directors
  • Frank Tucker
    Taco Bell Corp.
  • Mark Peterson
    Vice Chairman
    Desert de Oro Foods, Inc.
  • James Cascone
    Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Leigh Anne Tuohy
    RGT Foods, Inc.
  • Linda Alvarado
    Palo Alto, Inc.
  • Neil Borkan
    NJB Operations, Inc.
  • Lee Engler
    Border Foods, Inc.
  • Farzin Ferdowsi
    American Hospitality Group
  • Matt Grage
    Colomex, Inc.
  • Mike Grams
    Taco Bell Corp.
  • David + Kathleen Grieve
    A&C Ventures, Inc.
  • Gregory J. Hamer Sr.
    B&G Food Enterprises, LLC
  • Craig Langel
    CLC Restaurants, Inc.
  • Marjorie Perlman
    Tacala Companies
  • Steve Plank
    Taco Bell Corp.
Taco Bell Foundation Team
Our Team
  • Tina Nguyen
    Executive Director
  • Jennifer Walker
    Director, Business Development and Marketing
  • Joe Hwang
    Manager, Programs and Partnerships
  • Lacey Gaitan
    Associate Manager, Marketing and Communications
  • Kristy Chang
    Associate Manager, Finance
  • Taryn McNamara
    Associate Analyst, Programs and Partnerships
  • Shannon Tweed
    Coordinator, Marketing and Social Media
  • Gloriane Luna
    Specialist, Communications and Marketing
  • Marissa Lara
    Specialist, Programs and Partnerships
  • Myda Kamberian
    Administrative Assistant
  • Cari Anderson