Jerry Pellegrino, executive chef, Waterfront Kitchen and Chef Galen Sampson , executive chef, Farmstead Grill (opening in Spring 2014) will lead area chefs for the March of Dimes 2013Signature Chefs Auction. This year’s event will be held on November 4, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Guests will enjoy signature dishes from more than 25 of the area‘s best chefs at the 14th annual event which also marks the 75th Anniversary of the March of Dimes. The evening will include culinary tastings, live and silent auctions of unique dining packages, hotel stays and weekend getaways.
The fundraiser supports the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Proceeds will fund research to find answers to the causes of premature birth, which impacts one in eight babies born in Maryland, and support local programs such as Centering Pregnancy, Stork’s Nest, and NICU Family Support programs.
The event co-chairs are Jeff Rivest, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and his wife, Mickie. Special guests include 75th Anniversary Honorees, Chuck and Mary Kay Nabit and celebrity guest, Brenda Frese, University of Maryland women’s basketball coach.
Evening timeline: 5 p.m., VIP reception sponsored by Kelly Benefit Strategies; 6 p.m., tastings and silent auction; 7:45 p.m., live auction; and 8:00 p.m., dessert.
Sponsors include: Presenting sponsors University of Maryland Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and VIP reception platinum sponsor, Kelly Benefit Strategies and Rising Chef sponsor, Stratford University.
Individual, general admission seats are $150. Tables and seats can be purchased online at marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc. For information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets to this prestigious event, contact Jennifer Tarr, March of Dimes, division director, at 410-752-8152 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more March of Dimes information, please visit marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc or find us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/marchofdimesmdnca and Twitter at @sigchefsbmore.