Signature Chefs

Feeding
Motherhood

Katie Nadick
[email protected] | (312) 596-4720
[email protected] Katie Nadick

An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction - Chicago

DATE: Friday, November 5, 2021  |  TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
ADDRESS: 221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
 

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, as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

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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 description

The March of Dimes premier fundraising event, Signature Chefs Auction: Feeding Motherhood, celebrates culinary excellence with top chefs featuring tastings of their creations for supporters. A dynamic, interactive cocktail party atmosphere reflects regional styles and local flavors with event components that include a live auction and a compelling appeal to support the mission of March of Dimes.

COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Events:
March of Dimes is an organization that places a priority in the health of moms, babies, and their families. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent rise in cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a policy for all in-person events. Currently, in order to attend the event, attendees, volunteers, and staff must:
- Provide proof of vaccination, or
- Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the event

Temperature checks will be conducted at the door and all attendees must be at or below the CDC temperature threshold to enter. Additionally, in accordance with Chicago's mask mandate, masks will be required throughout the event, except while eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. We are working with a third party company to help execute this safety protocol, and additional details will be provided shortly.

After-Party:
We're excited to announce the addition of an after-party to this year's Signature Chefs event!
9:30 p.m. to 12:00 am.
Live music, desserts, and late-night snacks
Cash bar

Room Block:
Overnight accomodations at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel are available for those who are interested. Click here to book your room at the discounted rate.

Questions?
Contact Katie Nadick at 312-596-4720.
 

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 exquisite tastings prepared by Signature Chefs.

Click here to learn more about Signature Chefs: Feeding Motherhood sponsorship levels, or contact Katie Nadick.

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2021 Fields Family Legacy Award Recipient

March of Dimes in Chicago is pleased to honor The Kernan Family as the 2021 Fields Family Legacy Award recipient.

Established in 2017, the award was named in honor of long-time March of Dimes supporters, Dan and Amy Fields, and their family. The spirit of the award is to celebrate an ideal partner who has exemplified outstanding generosity, leadership, and dedication to the mission of March of Dimes.

The Kernan Family will be honored at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, one of the city’s top culinary events.  

We invite you to commemorate this meaningful award by making a gift in honor of the Kernan Family. To make a tribute donation gift, you can do so on our honoree website.

Tickets and table sponsorships are available for those who would like to attend the Signature Chefs Auction to celebrate the Kernan's in person. For more information, contact Katie Nadick at 312-596-4720. Or, click here to learn more about sponsorship, tickets, and tribute gift opportunities.

Meet our 2021 Ambassador Family

Paul and Samantha Shoemaker joined the March of Dimes family in 2019 when their family suffered the devastating loss of their son, Cy. He was stillborn at 26 weeks after a routine and uncomplicated pregnancy.

Paul and Samantha have since welcomed a healthy son named Cal. 

Stillbirth is far too common, affecting 1 in 160 pregnancies in the United States. Paul and Samantha are passionate about raising awarenenss in the hopes of preventing others from experiencing this kind of loss.

 

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