GOURMET GALA

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Gourmet Gala - A Celebrity Cook-off

DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2022  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: National Building Museum
ADDRESS: 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
 

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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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EVENT DETAILS

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the 2022 Gourmet Gala! We had over 35 Members of Congress who competed as Celebrity Chefs, serving their favorite hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks. Sponsor representaives served as their Sous Chefs. The Celebrity Chef recipes were judged with awards given for six categories of achievement. The event attracted more than 90 sponsors and 750 guests with and raised $1.3 million for March of Dimes!

Congratulations to all of our award reciepents below: 

Hometown Hero- Italian Creme Cake, Senator Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott
Judge's Choice- Sausage Poppers with Dill Dip, Representative Ruben Gallego and Mrs. Sydney Barron Gallego
Healthiest Recipe- Shrimp Ceviche, Representative Mike Thompson and Mrs. Janet Thompson
Easiest Preperation- Crispy (No Fry) Potato Pancake Poppers with Garlic Aioli Dip, Senator John Cornyn and Mrs. Sandy Cornyn
Best Presentation- Campechana de Mariscos Seafood Cocktail, Representative Lizzie Fletcher and Mr. Scott Fletcher
People's Choice- Lobster Stew, Senator Angus King

Thank you to the Pearman Family for sharing their mission story with us. To learn more about the Pearman's journey you can hear their story here.

To view photos from the event please click here!




 

 2022 EVENT LEADERSHIP

We are honored to collaborate with our volunteer leaders on the 40th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala. The hard work and dedication of our Co-Chairs will take the 2022 event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team who is helping to make this event possible.

Honorary Co-Chairs
Abigail Blunt, Missouri
Colleen Peters, Michigan
Tonya Veasey, Texas
Renee Hudson, North Carolina

Finance Co-Chairs
Erskine Wells, BGR Group
Liz Reicherts, GM
 

BECOME A SPONSOR

March of Dimes Gourmet Gala unites those who share a demonstrated commitment to the health of our nation's mothers and babies. Sponsors will be given a unique and exclusive opportunity to connect with Members of Congress through a series of culinary themed events.

For sponsorhsip information, please view our 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Kate Leib.

SUPPORT THE MISSION

Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies. Every year, 15 million baies 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. You can help fight prepature birth by making a 100% tax deductible donation at the event or click here to make your donation today. See how your donation will support our mission.
 

 2022 Congressional Chefs

Rep. Robert Aderholt and Mrs. Caroline Aderholt, Alabama- Legacy Chef
Rep. Richard Allen and Mrs. Robin Allen, Georgia
Rep. Nanette Barragan, California
Rep. Joyce Beatty, Ohio
Rep. Sanford Bishop and Mrs. Vivian Bishop, Georgia
Rep. Salud Carbajal and Mrs. Gina Carbajal, California
Rep. Earl Carter and Mrs. Amy Carter, Georgia
Sen. Bob Casey and Mrs. Terese Casey, Pennsylvania
Sen. Bill Cassidy and Mrs. Laura Layden Cassidy, Louisiana
Sen. John Cornyn and Mrs. Sandy Cornyn, Texas- Legacy Chef
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher and Mr. Scott Fletcher, Texas
Rep Ruben Gallego and Mrs. Sydney Barron Gallego, Arizona
Rep. John Garamendi and Mrs. Patti Garamendi, Califonria
Rep. Ashley Hinson and Mr. Matthew Hinson, Iowa
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Mr. Bart Houlahan, Pennsylvania
Sen. Cindy Hyde- Smith and Mr. Mike Smith, Mississippi
Rep. Bill Johnson and Mrs. LeeAnn Johnson, Ohio
Rep. Robin Kelly and Dr. Nathaniel Horn, Illinois
Sen. Angus King, Maine
Rep. Doug Lamborn and Mrs. Jeanie Lamborn,Colorado
Rep. Billy Long and Mrs. Barbara Long, Missouri
Rep. Jim McGovern and Mrs. Lisa McGovern, Massachusetts
Rep. Frank J. Mrvan and Mrs. Jane Trimble, Indiana
Rep. Stephanie Murphy and Mr. Sean Murphy, Florida
Rep. Ralph Norman and Mrs. Elaine Norman, South Carolina
Rep. Tom O'Halleran and Mrs. Patricia O'Halleran, Arizona
Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Mrs. Carrie McIntyre Panetta, California
Rep. Chris Pappas and Mr. Vann Bentley, New Hampshire
Sen. Rand Paul and Mrs. Kelley Paul, Kentucky
Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., New Jersey
Sen. Jim Risch and Mrs. Vikki Risch, Idaho
Rep. Linda Sanchez, California
Minority Whip Rep. Stephen Scalise and Mrs. Jennifer Scalise, Louisiana
Sen. Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott, Florida
Rep. Michael Thompson and Mrs. Janet Thompson, California- Legacy Chef
Sen. Pat Toomey and Mrs. Kris Toomey, Pennsylvania
Rep. Lauren Underwood, Illinois






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