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CIA grad Mitchell pledges gift to school

CIA grad Mitchell pledges gift to school

HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Cameron Mitchell, president and chief executive of Columbus, Ohio-based Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and a 1986 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America here, recently pledged to match every dollar his fellow alumni give in support of The CIA during the next five years up to $250,000.

According to CIA president Tim Ryan, the “Cameron Mitchell ’86 Challenge” is the second-largest gift ever pledged by a graduate.

Mitchell, who is member of The CIA’s board of trustees, has sponsored scholarships at the school for aspiring culinarians, including one for Ohio residents and the Ian Van Heyde Memorial Scholarship in honor of a former 18-year-old employee who had planned to enroll at the CIA.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants is a 22-unit, multi-concept company with locations in greater Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh and Chicago as well as in Kentucky and Michigan.

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