Wegmans Announces $300,000 Grant Partnership with Virginia Union University to Support Scholarships

May 13, 2024

Richmond, VA —Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., renowned advocate for education and community development, proudly announces a transformative partnership with Virginia Union University (VUU). Through a generous grant of $300,000, Wegmans aims to enhance access to higher education and support the aspirations of deserving students at VUU. 

"At Wegmans, we believe education creates opportunity. We're honored to present this $300,000 donation to Virginia Union University that will be used for student scholarships and help increase access to higher education," said Dave DeMascole, Wegmans Vice President of Supply Chain Planning and Design. "This donation will aid in reducing the financial burden through tuition assistance. In addition, we plan to expand our partnership with VUU by providing students, not just scholarship recipients, with externship opportunities so they can continue to learn and ultimately build a successful career." 

The partnership between Wegmans and Virginia Union University emphasizes a shared commitment to fostering academic excellence and empowering students to reach their full potential. This significant investment will pave the way for students to pursue their educational goals and make meaningful contributions as they prepare for the global workforce. 

Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO of Virginia Union University, expressed gratitude for Wegmans' unwavering support. "We are grateful to Wegmans for their generous contribution to support student scholarship. This partnership will make a profound difference in the lives of our students, providing them with the resources they need to succeed academically and beyond. Together, we are shaping a brighter future for our students and communities."  

About Wegmans

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a regional supermarket chain with 111 stores located along the east coast. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 27 consecutive years, ranking #6 in 2024.