Signature Chefs


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An evening of culinary excellence
Signature Chefs Auction, Charleston

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2023  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Festival Hall
ADDRESS: 56 Beaufain Street, 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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The Charleston Signature Chefs Auction is a 24 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 16, 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 $450,000. Thank you to our Signature Sponsors, Atlas Technologies Inc., 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. 


Thank you to Atlas Technologies for sharing the spotlight and your heart for furthering the March of Dimes mission.

Atlas Technologies has supported our mission for the past 16 years and has been the Signature Sponsor for the last six 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.  


Our Executive Leadership Team helps us make a difference for all moms and all babies! The ELT shares, "we 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. 


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. Watch the Fullwood's full story here. 


We are pleased to have Chef Derick Wade with, The Darling Oyster Bar, 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 Wade!

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, Heyward Davis with Francis Marion. Listed below was all partnering Chefs from last years 23rd Annual Signature Chefs Auction gala. Stay tuned to see which culinary talent will be fighting for the health of all moms and babies in 2023. 


Cannon Green at Wild Common
Executive Chef


Butcher & Bee
Executive Pastry Chef



The Darling Oyster Bar
Executive Chef


Cru Cafe Cru Catering
Executive Chef & Owner


Halls Chophouse
Executive Chef


Zero Restaurant + Bar
Executive Chef


Circa 1886
Executive Chef


The Kingstide
Executive Chef


Edmund's Oast
Pastry Chef


The Gaillard Center
Executive Chef 



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


As a memorial to the character and generosity of Bill Hall, March of Dimes has established the Bill Hall Legacy Award. It is to be presented to someone that carries the same spirit, not only towards March of Dimes but to our local community and businesses here in Charleston. The first ever recipients of this award were Brian Miller and David Diehl in 2021. It brings a great deal of pleasure to have presented the 2022 March of Dimes Bill Hall Legacy Award to Peggy Swails! Thank you to Peggy and Billy Swails, as we all know Peggy's husband, Billy, is her biggest supporter. Thank you both for your heart towards March of Dimes and our local community! 

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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