Signature Chefs


Mitchell, Jamie
[email protected] | (313) 585-4184
[email protected] Mitchell, Jamie

Thank you for supporting
Signature Chefs Auction Ann Arbor

DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2018  |  TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
ADDRESS: 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

For more information please contact Jamie Mitchell via email at [email protected] or call 248-359-1561.


Still want to help us?

All March of Dimes Signature Chefs events will be held virtually this year. While we may not be together in person, we rely on your continued support to provide innovative programs and services for moms, moms-to-be and babies who may be at a greater risk of becoming sick and not receiving proper or equitable care.

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The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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The Ann Arbor Signature Chefs Auction is an evening of world-class cuisine from the area’s most prominent chefs. Celebrating eleven years of presenting our guests with the best of the best in the culinary arts and one-of-a-kind auction experiences, the 2018 event will be adding even more unique touches to make the evening a truly memorable one. More than 350 business industry leaders, community philanthropists and many of the top socially responsible corporations in Washtenaw County attend each year. 

Event proceeds will support the March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life.


We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.

With your help we will continue to support services for thousands of pregnant women and families. Our local grantees include the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti and the University of Michigan Medical School to name a few.

Every baby is born to do something great. Thanks to you, they can be born strong and healthy.

Your Fund the Mission Gift at Signature Chefs will help us move closer to our goal of saving babies from being born too soon or with a birth defect. 

Contributions for Federal Income Tax Purposes are deductible in accordance with applicable law. March of Dimes Federal Identification Number is 13-1846366.


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 events, 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.

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
Platinum Sponsor:  $7,500
Gold Sponsor:  $5,000
Silver Sponsor:  $3,500
Bronze Sponsor:  $2,500

Exclusive Sponsors - $3,000
Purple Carpet Sponsor
Silent Auction Sponsor


Signature Chefs 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.

Ann Arbor Marriott in Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Red Rock Downtown Barbecue
The Polo Fields Golf and Country Club
The Common Grill
The Standard
Fabulous Food Inc.
Brecon Grille
Gandy Dancer
Grange Kitchen & Bar
Schoolcraft College - Dessert


Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present this Signature Chefs event. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this evening possible.

Cynthia Barton-Spencer -- Chair
Kate Braciszewski -- Auction Chair
Paul Dodd -- Communications Chair
Steve & Pam Bebber -- Culinary Chairs
Brian Bouma-Quinn -- Logistics Chair
Tom Collier Jr. -- Logistics Chair
Nancy Hudge-Bailey