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Leib, Katherine
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Signature Chefs Auction, Baltimore

DATE: Monday, November 2, 2020  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Virtual
ADDRESS: More Information to Come, Baltimore, MD 21202
 

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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While how we are coming together has changed, we can still make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us the most.
 
We are following CDC guidelines to avoid mass gatherings and are rapidly preparing for an exciting, new format for our March of Dimes Signature Chefs experience.
 
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.1 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 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 2020.  We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  We hope you reach out directly! Contact Emma B. Mertens at [email protected] for more information.
 



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Tim Grace, Chair

Tim Grace is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Laureate, a role he has held since he joined the company in May of 2018. In his role as CHRO, Mr. Grace leads Laureate’s global human resources strategy, including talent acquisition and management. Prior to joining the Leaderdhip Team at Laureate, Tim was the Global CHRO at Toys'R'Us, and he has also held global HR Management roles with the L'Oreal Group, Schindler Elevator Corporation, Wise Foods, Diageo and in the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo. Please join us in welcoming Tim as our 2020 Baltimore Signature Chefs Chair! 

Andy Williams, Co-Chair

Andy Williams served as our 2019 Signature Chefs Chair and is serving alongside Tim as the Co-Chair in 2020. He is Transamerica’s Head of Law & Compliance, and previously served as the Head of Litigation & Employment Law for the company. He has practiced law for over 23 years, joining Transamerica's Los Angeles office in 2016 and relocating to Baltimore in 2017. 

Executive Leadership Team 

Nate Andrew, RSM US LLP

Andrew Brynes, Anthem

Dustin Plantholt, Life's Tough

Eric Marhoun, Fidelity & Guaranty Life

Jenna Hall, Transamerica

Jaclyn Chartier, Laureate

Adam M. Smith, Laureate


 

Meet our 2020 Honorary Chef, Aaron Miliman 

 My name is Aaron Miliman and being a chef is in my blood. I am a Baltimore local, born and raised in Reisterstown, MD and I attended Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School from kindergarten up through 12th gradeI began my culinary career at a very young age, learning from my father Richard Miliman, who managed various hotels around the Baltimore area as an Executive Chef and taught me much of what I know today. I started my professional career about nine years ago at Linwoods in Owings Mills, Maryland. After climbing the ranks at Linwoods, I found a promising career with the Stonebridge Restaurant group. I completed my training at Barrett’s Grill in Hunt Valley, afterward I became the Executive Chef of Glyndon Grill. I live in Baltimore Count with my beautiful fiancée, Sarah, and two amazing Pitbulls, Baker and Max.  I am honored to represent Stonebridge Restaraunt group for this event with the March of Dimes and am excited to help bring more awareness to their mission. 

 

Fund The Mission

Nearly half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely or with birth defects each year.  Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and globally.  Fund the Mission gifts are 100% tax deductible and direct contributions to help the March of Dimes advocate for policies that prioritize the health of moms and babies, fund scientific research at our Prematurity Research Centers, and provide resources and programs to help moms before, during and after pregnancy.  Meet our 2020 Ambassador Family, the Grondalski's, whose story will be featured during our Virtual Event.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PARTICIPATING CHEFS

Thank you to all of our 2020 participating chefs!

Honorary Chef
Chef Aaron Miliman, Glyndon Grill

Featured Chefs
Chef Nino Germano, La Scala Ristorante
Chef Myeshia Cloud, Maddie's Kitchen

Please consider supporting our Baltimore Signature Chefs during COVID-19. 

Chef Jay Rohlfing, Cunningham's
Chef Chris Scanga, Petit Louis Bistro

Chef Jonathan Hicks, Cosima
Chef Ken Plante, Saval Foods
Chef Catina Smith, Just Call Me Chef
Chef DJ Neal, Loving Spoon Collective
Chef Ten Vong, 
Ejji Ramen
Chef George Batlas, The Manor Tavern
Chef Bill Tien, Matsuri
Chef Darrylvon Smith, Rathskeller
Chef Carlos Gomez, Apropoe's
Chef Paul Lucas, Don't Know Tavern



 

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