History of Scholarship
The 3rd Generation Genuardi Cousins who owned the business, left to right: Jim V., Larry, Michael, David, Charles A., Dominic Jr. (Tom), Anthony, Skip, and Joe Genuardi

In 1990, when the nine third generation Genuardi cousins purchased the Genuardi Family Markets business from their fathers, they wanted to honor their parents’ hard work that afforded them such great opportunities for success. The most important of these priviledges was education.

The cousins created The Genuardi Brothers’ Scholarship, originally comprised of five $2,000 grants awarded to eligible employees of Genuardi’s Family Markets. Over the next decade, the program grew to ten $2,500 awards. The program was extremely well received, and over a 13-year period, more than 100 scholarships were awarded to Genuardi’s Family Markets’ employees.

Once family members sold the business to Safeway and formed the Genuardi Family Foundation, they sought a way to continue their support of academic achievement through a targeted scholarship program. The Foundation's partnership with St. Joseph’s University Academy of Food Marketing (AFM) was a natural next step.

In 2004, the Genuardi Family Foundation scholarship opportunity was offered to AFM students for the first time. Since then, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 29 exceptional AFM students, totaling $500,000.