Signature Chefs


March of Dimes DPC - Ashley Mucek
[email protected] | (608) 212-8205
[email protected] March of Dimes DPC - Ashley Mucek

Join Karben4 and Madison Mallards for this year's Drive-In Chefs Auction at Warner Park

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2020  |  TIME: 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Warner Park
ADDRESS: 2930 North Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

For more information please contact Ashley Mucek (608)212-8205.


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.

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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Teaming up and batting 100%, Karben4 and The Madison Mallards are presenting and hosting this year’s Signature Chefs Auction as a Drive-In Movie. Knowing the importance of March of Dimes Mission and the critical funds raised at the annual Chefs Auction, this team is hitting a homerun event with a private dinner tasting and a Movie to benefit March of Dimes. Presenting a Drive-in Family style event at Warner Park, the featured movie is Ratatouille. A dynamic, drive-in movie with car-side service to taste the stations of the local flavors, will be topped off with a personalized Ratatouille dish created by Naples15.  The event will include a Silent Auction, and a compelling Inter-“Mission” appeal to support March of Dimes by funding the mission. We invite you to join us to support moms and babies and the programs that are occurring in our county.
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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. For more information regarding the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Ashley Mucek, or call 608.212.8205 for more information.

Did you know that 10 percent of women in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant?  Women are told every day that their dream of having children will not happen due to their own medical conditions.  My name is Emily, and I am one of those women.  From an early age, I was told I would never have the opportunity to have a child of my own and by the age of 20, I had been diagnosed with spontaneous infertility. After enduring every painful test and treatment under the sun done to receive answers and why this was happening to me, all results were inconclusive.  At 25 years old, I had finally made peace with my diagnosis and that biological children just were not in my future.  I took time to focus on my health, wellness and stress while improving all the relationships I was invested in.  During my personal grown, I met my partner in crime Shamond, then come full circle one year later, we received some VERY unexpected and exciting news,   and I was in fact, pregnant!  After hearing for so long that bearing a child would never be possible in my body, it was a miracle and I was ecstatic!  The Journey did not end there, and I am blessed to be here to share my story with you and support March of Dimes, join me and help me reach my goal of $2,800  to represent the 28 weeks gestation that Armoni was born!  Read the rest of our story and donate here.



Every year more than 15 million babies are born prematurely; a million will die before their first birthday as a result. With your gift at Signature Chefs to the March of Dimes, you can help to fund the research, education, and support to ensure more babies celebrate their birthday.

"My three boys were born on a typical spring day. The thing is, we weren't expecting them until summer. It was two days before my husband's birthday. Ten weeks or more before they should have been born. They lived only a few hours. But they were loved every second." -- Dani Maxwell, WKOW 27

Watch their mission video HERE



Thanks to the leadership, innovation and commitment of our volunteer committee members, we are honored to present a socially responsible and distant Drive-In event with Karben4 and Madison Mallards. These volunteers have hit a homerun with the idea and planning of the event. The collboration would not be possible with out this amazing and dedicated team of individuals. We thank them for their support, effort, and generocity of their time and skills to make this year's event a possibility!

Executive Leadership Team
Iliana Tcherneva, Old National Bank
Kelly Mundth, Exact Sciences
Meena DeFilippis, Karben4
Chelsea Norkol, Madison Mallards
Debbie Schiffman, Quartz
Katie Jacobson, GE Healthcare
Jeff Davis, Angus-Young Associates
Hillary Schreiner, Baker Tilly
Michelle Rustler, American Family Insurance
Chad Eschler, J.H. Findorff & Sons Inc.
Lindsay Kruger, Fiore Company
Maiken Westphal Hylden, Westphal Electric
Dr. Saimp Kothari, SSM Health
Kavita & Jaya Deckard, Ambassador Family
Corissa Runde, UW Health
Kavita Deckard; Mercy Hospital
Jaya Deckard; Ambassador
Jennifer Walker; Ambassador
Amy Pigott; Bob’s Copy Shop
Teresa Pullard; Bunky’s Cafe
Emily Schmit; Exact Sciences

Cheryl Bollig; TASC


Drive-In Chefs will feature local culinary talent who create a to-go selection of fine cuisine that will be delivered to each car. We will also inlcude kid friendly dishes to engage their tatsebuds as well. If you are interested in participating in our 2020 family friendly Drive-In Chefs event, please contact Meena DeFilippis.