Mary Margaret Traxler, founder and publisher of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality News, was an unstinting supporter of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
“She was a gregarious friend of our industry,” says CCSC Executive Director Ron Ahlert. “She always took the time to make us all look good in photos and in print. She was a Texan who always delivered the truth.”
Traxler died in March 2009 at age 57. To honor her memory, the Culinary School created the Mary Margaret Traxler Education Fund to continue her efforts to encourage culinarians to further their education.
The Mary Margaret Traxler Education Fund has assisted the following Community Culinary School of Charlotte graduates with scholarships to Central Piedmont Community College to pursue their culinary education.
The Traxler Education Fund continues the support given to promising CCSC graduates who, over the years, have attended CPCC after graduating from the Community Culinary School. Those students who received scholarships before the creation of the Education Fund:
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Ahlert says Traxler was “a humble friend. She was a gracious lady to the close.”
To donate to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte in memory of Mary Margaret Traxler, please mark your check “Mary Margaret Traxler Education Fund” and send it to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, 9315-D Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270-1427.
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Please share with us, for posting on this page, your memories of the indomitable Mary Margaret Traxler. E-mail your story, and a picture of yourself if you like, to Ron Ahlert.