Signature Chefs

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Wills, Brianna
[email protected] | (319) 383-1025
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An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction, Iowa City

DATE: Thursday, November 3, 2022  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
ADDRESS: 300 East 9th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
 

For more information about this spectacular culinary event, please contact Brianna Wills (319) 693-2781 or [email protected].

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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

 You won’t want to miss this year’s 28th Annual Signature Chefs Auction with exciting auction packages to support Healthy Moms, Strong Babies across Iowa.

Signature Chefs Auction pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs from the Iowa City area, while raising funds to help in the fight against preventable maternal risk and death, preterm birth and infant mortality.   Local chefs present their signature dishes in tasting-size portions during a cocktail reception.  A Live Auction follows with packages that include unique dining experiences with the Signature Chefs themselves!  It is an evening of fabulous food and great company!  
 
Moms and babies need you now more than ever.
 
Data shows 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 community you are making a big difference!
 
Your support of March of Dimes helps fund:
  • Free NICU programs for families
  • Prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms-to-be
  • 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!
 
Iowa City Signature Chefs that support March of Dimes at the 2022 event includes:
  • Basta - Chef Brady McDonald
  • BlackStone - Chef Tracy Tonning
  • Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack - Chef James Adrian
  • Bread and Butter Catering - Chef Beau Ketchum
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort - Chef Zephaniah Leaton
  • Hyatt Regency Coralville - Chef Kenneth Trainer
  • Highlander Hotel - Chef Amelia Nickle
  • Grand Living at Bridewater - Chef Austina Smith
  • Red's Alehouse - Chef Jessica Alexander
  • Stirlingshire of Coralville - Chef Jordan Desotel

 

EVENT LEADERSHIP

 Thanks to our 2022 Signature Chef Chair Becky Schmooke, owner of Becky's Mindful Kitchen in Solon, IA.  Becky uses her passionate voice as a leadership coach, teacher and mentor to speak to businesses and students across the nation.  We feel lucky to have such an engaging leader as Chair of our 2022 Signature Chef Auction in Iowa City.

Along with our of Chair, our Executive Leadership team is led by past event Chairs, Ambassador Families, March of Dimes Board of Director Members and other community leaders fighting for moms and babies in Eastern Iowa.   We are so thankful for their leadership and dedication to our 2022 event.

 
Executive Leadership Team members include:
Aaron and Heather Warner - ProCircular
John and Beth Hieronymus - Hieronymus Partners

 
Volunteer leaders are an integral part to our success, and the funds they raise allow March of Dimes to fulfill our mission to give every family a fighting chance.
 
A message from our Executive Leadership Team:
 
We humbly ask you to consider making a meaningful gift to the March of Dimes, and help us reach our $175,000 fundraising goal.  Your donations have and will continue to make a difference in the healthcare that moms and babies receive here in Eastern Iowa.
 

SUPPORT THE MISSION

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million 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.
 
We are especially thankful for the Kron family who serve as the 2022 Iowa City Ambassador Family. 
 
A message from the Kron family:
We were honored to serve as the 2022 Iowa City Signature Chefs Auction Ambassador Family.  Together, with the March of Dimes, we work to not only reduce preterm birth rates, but to advance resources and influence policies that improve the health of all moms and babies. 
 
We humbly ask you to consider making a meaningful gift to the March of Dimes, and help us reach our fundraising campaign goal.  
Please consider making a 100% tax deductible gift in honor of the Kron Family by visiting their site and learning about their courageous story.

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

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. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes.

Please contact Brianna Wills at 319-383-1025 for more partnership opportunities. 
 

View our updated COVID-19 safety guidelines and waiver here.

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