Who are we? We are the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation. But we’re so much more than two powerful names combined. We are an organization that brings hope to many. We focus on education, on building brighter futures for students across the world. Once you have an education, you can do anything.
In North America, we make dreams come true through scholarships. We do that by awarding grants to deserving high school seniors and BK® employees through the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program. We could tell you all about it, but we’ll let 2014 BURGER KING℠ Scholar Jenny Rose fill you in.
“Both of my parents constantly work hard as custodians on weekdays. On weekends, my mother cleans homes and my father landscapes to help me go to college. The ultimate dream for my parents is to see me earn a college education, something they never had the opportunity to do. I am my parent’s living dream, and I want to make them proud by fulfilling their dream because it is also my dream. I am honored to be the first in my family to attend college and the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program made it possible.”
And around the world? We are establishing libraries in Africa and Southeast Asia for underprivileged children so they can visit and learn how to read. Literacy is our focus there and, in addition to the libraries, we publish local language children’s books in a unique partnership with Room to Read. And in Latin America? We’re providing communities a space to get an education through the funding of learning centers in underserved communities that TECHO is present in.
We are also a Foundation that is there for its employees in times of need. Through the BK℠ Family Fund, the Foundation helps employees of the BK® system when they experience an emergency need. From an accident or illness, to a natural disaster or fire, the BK℠ Family Fund is ready to help in 26 countries around the world.
Simply stated, it’s our mission to make a positive impact in our communities by building brighter futures through education and providing hardship assistance to members of the BK® family.