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Signature Chefs Auction, Charleston

DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2022  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Charleston Gaillard Center
ADDRESS: 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
 

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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

The Charleston Signature Chefs Auction is a 23 year strong tradition. With your help, we can make a real difference for moms and babies at a time when they need us most. As March of Dimes' premier fundraiser, this event celebrates culinary excellence featuring top local chefs along with a silent & live auction and a compelling appeal to support our mission. Join us Thursday, November 17, 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 Signature Sponsors, Atlas Technologies Inc. and CBI Workplace Solutionsand the 2022 Co-Chairs, Volunteer Leadership Team, and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Auction community for coming together in support of moms & babies. 

SIGNATURE SPONSORS

Thank you to CBI Workplace Solutions and Atlas Technologies for sharing the spotlight and your heart for furthering the March of Dimes mission. This year, we have a new Charleston record with TWO incredible organizations coming together to help March of Dimes lead the fight for moms and babies locally, nationally, and globally.

Atlas Technologies has supported our mission for the past 15 years and has been the Signature Sponsor for the last five years! At our 2021 gala, CEO & Presidents Brian Miller and David Diehl received our Bill Hall Legacy Award. These gentlemen embody the same heart and generosity as Mr. Bill Hall. We are touched to see how all Atlas Technologies' employees have integrated March of Dimes into their lives and hearts.  

CBI Workplace Solutions, along with their associate-lead-foundation, "Live Love Serve" have gone all in for 2022! With Lawson Still as this years Co-Chair, their CEO David Longo sees the incredible leadership role Lawson has taken in furthering the mission of March of Dimes. David shares, "Lawson's personal commitment coupled with CBI's desire to support their leaders, and the great work March of Dimes provides made easy our decision to be a Signature Sponsor." 

EVENT LEADERSHIP

As this years Co-Chairs, Lawson Still with CBI Workplace Solutions and Marie Delcioppo with SMHa, have a key role in the sucess of the Charleston Signature Chefs Auction. Together, they 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 March of Dimes mission. We are honored to have Yakisha Bookard, Cat Taylor, George Cooke, Kathy Zolman, Amy Riley, Will Cannon, Angela Kofler, Kerby Teller, Elaine Sumera, Alexandria Wallace, Alexandra Keith, and Lydia Roberts on our Executive Leadership Team. 

FULLWOOD AMBASSADOR FAMILY

2 women will die from pregnancy-related causes today. And every day. 2 babies die every hour in the U.S.
4,000,000 babies benefit from our research, vaccines, education, advocacy and breakthroughs. 


With your gift at Signature Chefs, you can help to fund the research, education, and support to ensure more babies like Rocky, celebrate their first birthday.
The March of Dimes is dedicated to giving every baby the brightest possible start.


Support this years Ambassador family and their 184 day journey in the NICU by giving a gift that’s meaningful to you! Support through their Ambassador Fundraising Page!

OUR CHEFS

We are excited to have Chef Heyward Davis with Francis Marion Hotel, Swamp Fox 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 Davis!

We have an incredible lineup of some of Charleston's most well-known chefs who pour their time, heart, and resources into furthing March of Dimes mission. Nowhere else can you experience the best in Charleston cuisine all in one place! Our chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents with you. A big thank you to last year's Lead Chef, Tim Richardson with Hank's Seafood. Listed below is the full list of Signature Chefs at this years 23rd Annual Signature Chefs Auction gala. 

ORLANDO 
PAGAN

Cannon Green at Wild Common
Executive Chef

JESSICA
OLIN

Butcher & Bee
Executive Pastry Chef

TIM
RICHARDSON

DERICK 
WADE

The Darling Oyster Bar
Executive Chef

JOHN 
ZUCKER

Cru Cafe Cru Catering
Executive Chef & Owner

MATTHEW
NIESSNER

Halls Chophouse
Executive Chef

VINSON
PETRILLO

Zero Restaurant + Bar
Executive Chef

MARC
COLLINS

Circa 1886
Executive Chef

KEVIN
GETZEWICH

The Kingstide
Executive Chef

HEATHER
HUTTON 

Edmund's Oast
Pastry Chef

JASON
DESIMONE

The Gaillard Center
Executive Chef 

GRAHAM
CALABRIA

INVENTIVE EVENTS

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 14 years into an evening of elegance and celebration for moms and babies. 

The March of Dimes is honored to have Seth G playing at this years Signature Chefs Auction.

Seth Gilliard is a Thirty year-old native of Charleston, South Carolina and 2012 graduate of Furman University. An aspiring young musician, Seth graduated from Furman with a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance. He was concertmaster of the Furman Symphony Orchestra from 2009 until 2012. He has also been featured as a soloist with the Furman Symphony Orchestra, the Southcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. His first major showcase came in 2009, when Seth performed for Oprah Winfrey and a host of other celebrity guests at a retirement party in New York City for Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine. Seth has also had great success on YouTube with his improvisatory remixes of popular songs and original music, reaching well over two million cumulative views on his videos. He gained national attention in 2012 after being featured in online articles by ABC and CBS News and more recently, Seth was selected for and took third place in a nationwide YouTube music video contest hosted by Ryan Seacrest in 2014.

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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