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Signature Chefs Auction, Charleston

DATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Charleston Gaillard Center
ADDRESS: 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401


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Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing (negative test results must derive from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the in-person event), as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

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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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The Charleston Signature Chefs Auction is a 22 year strong tradition. With your help we can make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us most. March of Dimes premier fundraiser celebrates culinary excellence with top chefs along with a Silent & Live Auction and a compelling appeal to support the mission. Join us November 18 to raise critical funds for healthy moms and strong babies. Save the Date for the Charleston Signature Chefs Auction as we strive to reach our goal of $350,000. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Atlas Technologies, the 2021 Co-Chairs, Volunteer Leadership Team, and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Auction community for coming together in support of moms & babies. 


Thank you Atlas Technologies for standing as this year's Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 Charleston Signature Chefs Auction! Atlas is fully invested in supporting the fight for healthy moms and strong babies and has been for the last 15 years!


As this years Co-Chairs, Marie J. Delcioppo & George Cooke with SMHa, have a key role in the sucess of the Charleston Signature Chefs Auction Gala. Together, they will help us make a difference for all moms and all babies! They are humbled to be bringing awareness to the community for "all that March of Dimes offers to moms and babies in our area.” Thank you to our Co-Chairs and Committee for their time, commitment, and dedication towards the March of Dimes mission. We are honored to have Melissa Barfield, Lawson Still, Yakisha Bookard, Ebony Mullins, and Tia Smalls a part of this years Executive Leaders.


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. We are pleased to introduce our 2021 Ambassadors, The Christensen Family! Tessa fought 89 days in the NICU. We hope you will join us night of to hear more of the Christensen's incredible story. Unable to attend, but still want to support? Give a gift in honor of Tessa


We are excited to have Chef Tim Richardson with Hank's Seafood Restaurant as this year's Lead Chef for our Signature Chefs Auction. He will bring great leadership and the recruitment of the finest chefs, Charleston has to offer. Thank you, Chef Richardson!

Like many chefs, South Carolina native Tim Richardson gravitated to the kitchen as a teenager. Richardson relocated in 2001 to Charleston, S.C., where he enrolled in Johnson & Wales University and began mentoring at Hank’s Seafood Restaurant under founding Chef Frank McMahon. Today, Richardson’s culinary talent, passion for fresh seafood, and dedication to all aspects of running a restaurant serve him well as Executive Chef of Hank’s Seafood Restaurant, a role he earned after many successful years as the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine. Tim recently was a finalist for Charleston’s best chef as voted by readers of The Post & Courier, Charleston’s Choice Awards. 

The Signature Chefs participating in the event, is what makes this event so amazing. Nowhere else can you have the best in culinary, all in one evening! This year's panel of chefs is sure to be the best yet. Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents at the event. 


Hotel Bennett
Executive Pastry Chef


Zero Restaurant + Bar
Executive Chef


Cannon Green
Executive Chef



Cru Cafe Cru Catering
Executive Chef & Owner


Halls Chophouse
Executive Chef


Francis Marion Hotel
Executive Chef


Circa 1886
Executive Chef



Frannies and The Fox
Executive Chef


Executive Chef


Swig & Swine BBQ
Pitmaster & Owner 


Jacqueline Lawrence, event designer and owner of inventivENVIRONMENTS, creates the divine feeling of our Charleston Signature Chefs Auction each year. A huge thank you for transforming our gala over the last 11 years into an evening of elegance and celebration for moms and babies. 

Why we do what we do

Today the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth—and that’s during the best of times. Your gift helps March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs so that every mom and baby gets the best possible start.

Become a sponsor

For more than 80 years, we’ve worked with individuals, organizations and businesses to host thousands of national events in support of March of Dimes. Partner with us to grow your brand recognition, rally your employees around a shared purpose, and of course, to dine on some exquisite meals prepared by Signature Chefs.

Let’s talk about Feeding Motherhood sponsorship levels, event options and how you can make the most impact. Contact Organizer at [email protected].

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