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Kate Leib, VA
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Kate Leib

Join us Virtually!

DATE: Friday, October 30, 2020  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Virtual Event
ADDRESS: Details to Come, Washington, DC 20001
 

For additional details or information please contact Kate Leib.

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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Event description

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.

Become a sponsor

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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EVENT DETAILS

The March of Dimes Gourmet Gala is a fundraiser with a unique Capitol Hill flavor. Washington notables, including more than 50 U.S. Senators and Representatives, participate in this competitive cook-off as Congressional Chefs, serving their favorite hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks. Corporate sponsor representatives serve as their sous chefs. Their recipes are judged with awards given for six categories of achievement.



Thank you to everyone that came out to our 2019 Gourmet Gala! View 2019 Event Photos Here.
View the 2019 Congressional Chef Recipes.



2019 March of Dimes Gourmet Gala Award Winners:
·         Judge’s Choice –Sen. Angus King (Lobster Stew) 
·         People’s Choice – Rep. Dean Philips (Miriam’s Potato Latkes) 
·         Healthiest Recipe – Rep. Salud Carbajal (Central Coast Ceviche)
·         Hometown Hero – Rep. Bob Latta (Johnny Appleseed Crisp)  
·         Best Presentation – Sen. Jim Risch (Idaho Baked Potato Sunday)
·         Easiest Preparation – Sen. Gary Peters (Michigan Cherry, Goat Cheese and Sage Crostini) 

 2020 EVENT LEADERSHIP

We are honored to collaborate with our volunteer leaders on the 38th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala. The hard work and dedication of our Co-Chairs will take the 2020 event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team who is helping to make this event possible.

Honorary Co-Chairs
Brian Rodgers, Washington
Terese Casey, Pennsylvania 
Pat O'Halleran, Arizona 
Kris Cramer, North Dakota

Finance Co-Chairs
Dan Turrentine, H&R Block
Sam Lancaster, Comcast


 

BECOME A SPONSOR

Gourmet Gala unites those who share a demonstrated commitment to the health of our nation's mothers and babies. More than 50 Members of Congress compete as Congressional Chefs, and corporate sponsors serve as their Sous Chefs.  

For sponsorship information, please view our 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Kate Leib.

 OUR 2020 CONGRESSIONAL CHEFS

Rep. Rick Allen and Mrs. Robin Allen, Georgia
Sen. John Barrasso and Mrs. Bobbi Barrasso, Wyoming-Legacy Chef
Sen. Roy Blunt and Mrs. Abigail Blunt, Missouri-Legacy Chef
Sen. Mike Braun and Mrs. Maureen Braun, Indiana
Rep. Salud Carbajal, California
Rep. Buddy Carter and Mrs. Amy Carter, Georgia
Sen. Bill Cassidy and Mrs. Laura Layden Cassidy, Louisiana
Chairman Neil Chatterjee and Mrs. Rebecca Chatterjee, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee-Legacy Chef
Rep. Mike Conaway and Mrs. Suzanne Conaway, Texas
Sen. Tom Cotton and Mrs. Anna Cotton, Arkansas
Rep. TJ Cox and Dr. Kathleen Murphy, California
Rep. Debbie Dingell, Michigan-Legacy Chef
Sen. Mike Enzi and Mrs. Diana Enzi, Wyoming-Legacy Chef
Rep. Bill Johnsonand Mrs. LeeAnn Johnson, Ohio
Rep. Trent Kelly and Mrs. Sheila Kelly, Mississippi
Sen. Angus King, Maine
Rep. Doug Lamborn and Mrs. Jeanie Lamborn, Colorado
Rep. Roger Marshall and Mrs. Laina Marshall, Kansas
Rep. Ralph Norman and Mrs. Elaine Norman, South Carolina
Sen. David Perdue and Mrs. Bonnie Perdue, Georgia
Sen. Jim Risch and Mrs. Vicki Risch, Idaho-Legacy Chef
Rep. Linda Sanchez, California
Rep. Adrian Smith and Mrs. Andrea Smith, Nebraska
Rep. Pete Stauber, Minnesota
Rep. G.T. Thompsonand Mrs. Penny Ammerman-Thompson, Pennsylvania
Rep. Marc Veasey and Mrs. Tonya Veasey, Texas
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
Rep. Randy Weber, Texas
Rep. Ted Yoho and Mrs. Carolyn Yoho, Florida


*As of 5/5/2020




 

SUPPORT THE MISSION

Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies. 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. You can help fight premature birth by making a 100% tax deductible donation at the event or click here to make your donation today. See how your donations will support our mission.

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