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Signature Chefs Auction, Birmingham

DATE: Thursday, September 19, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Club Inc.
ADDRESS: 1 Robert S. Smith Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

We are looking forward to hosting the annual Birmingham Signature Chefs Auction at The Club Inc. this year, and will look forward to hosting you all in the Ballroom.

For more information please contact Kira Gilbert at (205) 588-05011 or [email protected]

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Join us for the 2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs, presented by Medical Properties Trust, to fight for the health of all moms and babies, an event that can help to level the playing field and build a brighter future for all. The event is a culinary showcase, featuring the Birmingham area's top culinary masters. This rare opportunity is made possible by participating chefs graciously donating their time and talent to create a food experience beyond any available at a single location in Birmingham. Each tasting is thoughtfully created to tantalize the palette of even the savviest “foodie” and highlight the chef’s unique and exceptional talents. Amidst a lively atmosphere and exciting entertainment, guests will enjoy exquisite cuisine, spirited cocktails and enticing auction packages.

Revenue & Committee Leaders:
Jim Carson, Southside Pain Specialists
Michelle DeJohn, AmWINS Group, Inc.
Matt Hall, M.J. Harris Construction Services
Adam Inzina, M.J. Harrison Construction Services
Ryan Metcalf, G&S Glass and Supply, Inc.
Rob Moss, Medical Properties Trust
Alison Schmidt, Medical Properties Trust

Evening Agenda
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction & Super Silent Auction Bidding Opens, Wine, Spirits and Chefs' Samplings
7:40 p.m. Silent Auction Closes
7:45 p.m. Super Silent Auction Finale
8:00 p.m. Program and Live Auction
8:45 p.m. Checkout Opens


We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately,  not all babies get one. We are changing that. From advocacy to education to research, we are working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. We are fighting for the smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day. And we do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a brighter future for us all. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies. 

We’re taking on one of the toughest problems facing moms and babies today—premature birth. In this country 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely each year. And while the U.S. preterm birth rate is high, women of color have an up to 50 percent higher rate of preterm birth than white women and their children can face a 130 percent higher infant death rate.

Here's what March of Dimes is doing to fight the biggest health threats to moms and babies:
  • We’re advocating at the federal and state levels for funding and legislation that put the health priorities of moms and babies first.
  • We’re working with the medical community to improve the health care women receive. 

  • We’re funding research at our six Prematurity Research Centers (PRC), including our recently established European PRC at Imperial College London, to create innovative collaborations that will accelerate improvements to the health of moms and babies for generations to come.
  • We’re providing families with resources and programs as well as educating moms before, during and after pregnancy to ensure that families have the best possible start.
  • We’re uniting local communities and partnering with organizations and companies, bringing together problem solvers, families and support systems to inspire change.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can still help by making a 100% tax-deductible contribution to "Fund the Mission" of the March of Dimes. Gifts can be recognized or given anonymously. We thank you for your generosity and support.

We are especially thankful for the Taylor Family who will be serving as this years 'Fund the Mission' Ambassador Family.


As a sponsor of the Birmingham Signature Chefs Auction, you will have the unique opportunity to join our executive audience of corporate community leaders and March of Dimes supporters. Your company will shine in the eyes of approximately 300 affluent society members and business professionals who come to support our mission while enjoying an evening of fine cuisine created by local Signature Chefs, flowing wine and spirits, and exclusive, exciting custom-created auction packages.  As our partner, you will be able to host your top employees and clients at the Signature Chefs Auction, receive recognition as a valued partner of the March of Dimes and align your organization with a worthy cause—helping mothers have full-term births and healthy babies.  For more information about sponsorships, please contact Kira Gilbert at (205) 588-0511 or [email protected].


Signature Chefs Auction events feature local culinary talent who create a selection of fine cuisine for an exclusive audience. Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents at the event. Additional Signature Chefs will be announced very soon!




Ashley McMakin

Linda Croley & Michael Brady

Raquel Ervin