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Signature Chefs Auction, Charlotte

DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2018
 |  Time: 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Virtual Event
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Join us for the 2018 Signature Chefs Auction, as Charlotte's finest culinary talent come to support the March of Dimes. This year's event marks the 80th anniversary for March of Dimes, and we are celebrating at the Charlotte Marriott Center City. The Signature Chefs Auction is a high profile black-tie gala that pays tribute to the culinary excellence of our prominent chefs, while raising money to improve the health of all moms and babies. From your arrival at the event you will enjoy the chance to taste the chefs' creations while bidding on Silent Auction packages, before taking your seats for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Enjoy the evening with your friends, while you bid on our unique packages, and raise your paddle to Fund the Mission and give generously to save babies.


Our event features an exclusive selection of auction packages for your bidding pleasure. These packages provide you with a chance to purchase trips, dining experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments to share with friends, family, clients and employees.

Charlotte Hornets Suite

Luxury Suite for 22 for the Bulls vs. Hornets Game

February 2, 2019
Donated by: Compass Group
Value: $6,000

Latitude Adjustment

Week Stay in Elbow Cay Abaco Bahamas

Donated by: Mr. & Mrs. Clay & Carol Presley
Value: $10,000

Market Day with Stoke Chefs

Chefs Excursion & Dinner for 4

Donated by: Stoke Charlotte
Value: $1,500

A Taste of New Orleans

Weekend Stay in the Big Easy with Dinners at the Two Oldest Restaurants in NOLA.

Donated by: Loews New Orleans Hotel, Southwest Airlines, Antoine's Restaurant, Tujague's Restaurant
Value: $1,750

The Ultimate Panthers Experience

Tickets to 2 Games & Captain Munnerlyn's Autographed Cleats

Dontated by: Captain Munnerlyn, Novant Health, & Mr. Clay Presley
Value: $3,000

Children's Art Project

*Inagural Art Piece will be revealed on November 3rd*

Donated by: March of Dimes Babies & Rob Yaeger

Wine Dinner for 8 at the Pump House

5 Courses with Wine Pairings

Donated by: The Pump House
Value: $3,000

The Indigo Road Dinner

Oak & O-Ku In Home Dinner for 8

Donated by: Oak Steakhouse & O-Ku Sushi
Value: $2,000


Night with the Knights!

Premium Suite for 16 at a 2019 Season Game

Donated by: Novant Health
Value: $1,820

Wine & Dine with Friends

In-home Catered Dinner with Wine Pairings for 8

Donated by: H&M Catering & Petit Philippe


One lucky guest will take home this beautiful pair of diamond earrings! 14K white gold and 3.0 carats in total weight.
Join in on the fun! We'll play a game of Heads or Tails to kick off the Live Auction!
$50 will get you 1 chance
$100 will get you 3 chances

Donated by Morrison Smith Jewelers


Jace and Micah Queen were diagnosed with Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) at 16 weeks gestation. TTTS is a rare condition that can occur when identical twins share a placenta. Born at 36 weeks and now 3 years old, we will share the Queen Family's story of incredible strength.

Every year more than 15 million babies are born prematurely; a million will die before their first birthday as a result. With a Fund the Mission gift to March of Dimes, you can help to fund the research, education, and support to ensure more babies celebrate their birthday.

Fund the Mission is a Live Auction of research where everyone wins. Fund the Mission provides the opportunity to donate directly to research that funds the science that helps give every baby a fighting chance. All Fund the Mission donations go directly to research and are 100% tax-deductible.

It is quite powerful and inspiring to see the amount of funds that are raised during the Fund the Mission portion of the evening. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still contribute to Fund the Mission and make an impact. So join in on the excitement! Your 100% tax-deductible contribution will drive research toward critical March of Dimes priorities.

Click here to Fund the Mission.

Many corporations will match their employee gifts to charitable organizations, effectively doubling or tripling your personal gift to March of Dimes. Ask your employer if they have a matching gifts program. If your company is eligible you may need to complete the gift matching process online via your company’s donation portal—or request a matching gift form from your employer. 


Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committees we are honored to present the Signature Chefs event. Through months of support these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generous team who has made this evening possible. 

Event Chairs: Dr. Hytham Imseis & Dr. Kris Leake
Lead Chef:  Chef Michael Rosen


The Signature Chefs participating in the event is what makes this event so amazing. Nowhere else can you have the best in culinary, all in one evening! A HUGE thank you to this year's Lead Chef, Michael Rosen. This year's panel of chefs is sure to be the largest and best yet! Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents with you at the event.

Lead Chef
Michael Rosen

Colin Johnson

Shai Fargian

Charles Matthews

Rifali Almunir

David Quintana

Carmine DiCandia

Dave Feimster

Scott Hollingsworth

Jon Fortes

Larry Schreiber

Dave Lucarelli

Scott Craig

Shelby Cardello

Alex Jenkins

Michael Chanthavong

Steve Jordan

Michael Griswold

Brett Faldstein

Chris Coleman


Join us for this Evening of Giving, and become a sponsor for this exciting event. With your support, we will surpass our goal of $300,000! The 2018 Charlotte Signature Chefs Auction will change lives! Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive dining event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Signature Chefs event, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Jamie Gensheimer, [email protected] or (980) 939-6022 or click here to view our 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities.