Charitable Partners

Grab Your Mats and Hit the Beach for YogaFest

Last fall we rose with the sun to sip Bellinis and kefir smoothies after an invigorating rooftop Sun Salutation yoga party in Austin, Texas. Now we’re bringing our yoga show on the road to New York’s Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa in the Hamptons for YogaFest on Saturday, July 11! Wellness for the Greater […]


Chef’s Playground Takes School Lunch to the Next Level

Continuing our partnership with Chicago’s Academy for Global Citizenship, we’re proud to be the presenting sponsor this year’s Chef’s Playground benefit, which brings together some of the nation’s most elite chefs for a school lunch-themed night of food and fun.   The Academy for Global Citizenship With a mission is to empower all students to […]


How to #SupportNepal Through World Food Programme USA

The powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 was the country’s worst in 80 years, causing unparalleled destruction and the loss of thousands of lives. While nothing can be done to change history, the actions we take now will go a long way toward the recovery process for the residents of Kathmandu […]


Exercise That’s Good for More Than Just You

We know that regular exercise is crucial to long term health. It’s up there with complete nutrition and sleep, in terms of things you just have to do. During the cold winter months, it’s easy to tell ourselves, “not today, it’s time to hibernate.” Fortunately, winter has moved out and spring is here to stay (for […]


#QuantumParty to Support Whole Planet Foundation starts tomorrow!

The Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion is this weekend and we couldn’t be more ready. With the winter weather is still hanging on in our hometown of Chicago, we’re looking forward to a sunny weekend of music, art and, of course, kefir! Lifeway and Quantum Collective’s Southwest Invasion The Quantum Collective is an innovative music marketing company that […]


Julie Smolyansky: 2015 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum

Heartfelt congratulations to Lifeway President and CEO Julie Smolyansky on her acceptance in the 2015 class of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, a select community of leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future and work tirelessly to make the world a better place. Julie has long been an advocate […]


Lifeway Kefir: Good for our Community

Continuing our exploration of how Lifeway Kefir is good for more than just you, we’re excited to share more information with you about our work with nonprofit organizations. Charitable Partnerships are a cornerstone to the Lifeway Mission. All over the world, selfless, dedicated people are doing great things with very little. Lives are saved, burdens […]


The Ludmila Smolyansky Empowerment Scholarship for Women

Lifeway Foods is on a mission do more than just make kefir. As such, we’re proud to announce that this year, Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, and Edward Smolyansky, CFO of Lifeway Foods, in partnership with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago, the nation’s leading refugee resettlement agency, will offer the first […]


Pre-Party for the Grammy’s® with the Whole Planet Foundation

Who’s ready for the Grammy’s®? We are! For the Whole Planet Foundation’s Pre-Grammy® party, that is. This year, the WPF will once again partner with Planet LA Records and Clamorhouse to host an exclusive music showcase to raise funds for their microlending programs. Keeping with our mission to be good for more than just you, […]


Ringing in a 2015 That’s Good for More Than Just You

On behalf of the entire Lifeway family, we want to send a big thank you to all of the organizations that celebrated with us as we rang the NASDAQ opening bell on Tuesday and kicked off our new campaign. Even more, we want to shine a spotlight on their collective actions that provide much needed […]