MID 1980s

  • Nell Robinson, the first Director of the TDA Foundation, mailed a letter to all district dietetic association presidents, announcing the formation of the TDA Foundation (TDAF), outlining the goals of TDAF and encouraging contributions.
  • Brenda Knowles was the first TDAF Director-Elect and Joy Dubinski was the first TDAF Secretary/Treasurer.
  • The first endowed scholarships for TDAF were originally TDA scholarships which were moved to the TDA Foundation in 1983 – the Elmira Belcha and Mozelle Craddock scholarships. Interest from those endowed funds still provides annual scholarships.