Signature Chefs

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Donnelly, Lisa
[email protected] | (513) 235-7201
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Signature Chefs Auction, Cincinnati

DATE: Thursday, November 10, 2022  |  TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Cincinnati Music Hall
ADDRESS: 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati , OH 45202
 

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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.

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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 Moms and babies need you now more than ever.
 
The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Auction community are coming together in new, innovative ways to support moms and babies this year.
 
Data show that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60 percent are preventable. The preterm birth rate is on the rise. Two babies die every hour in the United States. By joining our Signature Chefs Auction community you are making a big difference. 
 
Your support of March of Dimes helps fund:
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • 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
  • 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!
Learn more about how we are coming together in new and exciting ways in 2022.  We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  We hope you reach out directly! Contact Jill Donnelly at [email protected] for more information.
 
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BECOME A SPONSOR

Click here to view our 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities
To purchase a sponsorship, select the "Purchase Now" button at the top of the page.

Through partnerships with companies, organizations, and individuals, March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors, and leadership teams. 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 March of Dimes.

Please contact Jill Donnelly at LDonnelly@marchofdimes.org or 513.235.7201 for more information.

EVENT CHAIR
SAM PATE
Wealth Management Advisor - Fifth Third

Sam Pate joined Fifth Third Private Bank in 2017. He serves as an Wealth Management Advisor for affluent families, business owners, corporate executives, and professionals. For each family relationship, Sam coordinates dedicated teams of specialists to deliver holistic wealth management services, which includes wealth planning, investment management, private banking, risk management, and trust services. Prior to joining Fifth Third, Sam spent seven years as a Golf Professional. Personal Information Sam is a member of the Board of the Directors at The East End Adult Education Center, where he serves as its Treasurer. Sam is also involved at his church and Fifth Third Bank's Center of Influence Committee. Sam, his wife Erin, and their three year old daughter Vivienne reside in Mariemont.

2022 AMBASSADOR FAMILY
The Rexroad Family

Introducing our 2022 ambassador family, the Rexroads. Clare and Ian Rexroad were shocked but excited to discover that Clare was pregnant with spontaneous triplets in 2017. When Eliza, Ruth, and Henry unexpectedly arrived at 24 weeks on Thanksgiving Day, they knew they were in for a long NICU journey, with many ups and downs. 

Sadly, Ruth passed away of pneumonia complications at 70 days of life. Eliza and Henry went on to graduate from the NICU after a four month stay at Kettering Hospital. Though Henry continues to be treated with periodic cardiac catheterizations for pulmonary vein stenosis by the fantastic cardiology team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, he was weaned off of oxygen support by age one, and today, both he and Eliza are strong, active kids! 

The Rexroad family then experienced yet another NICU journey when baby Maggie joined the family in December 2021, at 31 weeks gestation. After a two month NICU stay at Good Samaritan Hospital, Maggie was able to join her siblings at home, and has no lasting complications due to her premature birth. 

Today, the family resides in Cincinnati and enjoys soccer, traveling, cooking together, playing with their large group of cousins and friends, and navigating the busy life of a family with three children under five! 

The Rexroads participate this year in memory of Ruth and in honor of the strength and resiliency of all their children. They want to share their story to serve as encouragement and support for those families experiencing the same struggles and loss. The Rexroads gratefully support the critical research, advocacy, and educational work of the March of Dimes: all four of the Rexroad children received surfactant treatments early in their NICU stays, made possible by research funded by the March of Dimes. 
 

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.

Please consider a gift to fund our mission by clicking here.

EMCEE
Frank Marzullo FOX19 NOW Meteorologist

You can catch Frank every weekday morning with your first alert on weather from 4:30 - 9 a.m. on the FOX19 NOW Morning News. Then stay with him for the FOX19 NOW Morning News Xtra from 9 - 11 a.m., which he has hosted since September 2010.
Frank has two sons Leo and Max, and they are quite the duo. Leo is a lot like Frank: always on the go. Max is more content sitting and eating an apple to its core. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is by far Leo's favorite place to visit. He loves the Red Pandas and Max loves the trains up at Entertainment Junction.
Frank is a member of the National Weather Association and has earned the Seal of Approval by the American Meteorological Society. Before joining FOX19NOW, Frank spent almost 7 years working at WFMJ, an NBC station in Youngstown, Ohio.  He was the weekday morning and noon weather forecaster.  While in Youngstown, he was honored with the Ohio Associated Press Award for Outstanding Weather Operation two years in a row.



 

Auctioneer

Matt Rogers is a TV show personality, NFL Announcer and business owner.  After becoming Rose Bowl Champion in 2001 with the Washington Huskies, Matt followed his passion for television.  He first found fame as a Season 3 Finalist on FOX's reality singing competition "American Idol"  Matt began auctioneering in 2008 when his son was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.  Matt and his wife wanted to give back to a cause that gave people hope for a better future.  Matt is a proud husband to wife Teri, and father to Brayden (16), Mason (14), Samantha (8), & Brooklyn (6 months).

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

Our event features an exclusive selection of auction packages online 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. The 2021 Silent Auction will open November 8th, more to come!  


 

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