Event Chair: Mary Vlahos, Canton Stark County Visitors’ and Convention Bureau
Honorary Medical Chair: Prabhcharan Gill M.D., FRCOG., FACOG., Aultman Hospital
Honorary Chef: John Selick, University Hospitals AHUJA Medical Center
Join the March of Dimes on Thursday, October 24 at the Pro Football Hall of fame as we celebrate the 15th Annual Signature Chefs Auction! Featuring 30 of the finest chefs in the Akron/Canton area, the Signature Chefs Auction continues to honor culinary excellence with a twist or two of elegance - all while raising funds for the March of Dimes! It is one of the most anticipated events on the social calendar.While sampling signature tastes and treats, guests can enjoy bidding on unique silent auction packages. The tasting is followed by an upbeat live auction of imaginative dining packages offered by the participating chefs as well as other outstanding items! There is also a special portion of the evening dedicated to "funding the mission": an opportunity for you to make a tax-deductible donation directly to the March of Dimes. Leading these efforts are our Fund the Mission Chair, Ron Marhofer.
The March of Dimes is also proudly celebrating it's 75th Anniversary in 2013; 75 years of accomplishments from polio to prematurity. We encourage you to join us on October 24 to not only enjoy an evening of fine cuisine and exciting auction items but to celebrate the successes of the last 75 years. Last year in the United States, more than 4 million babies were born and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and medical breakthroughs. If you cannot attend the event, we encourage you to donate to our mission on this page or by contacting the Northeast Ohio division directly.
Live Auction Sneak Peek:
75th Anniversary Diamond Necklace:
Diamond Necklace 1/2 ctw Round-cut 14k Yellow Gold
Apple of My Eye:
A canvas portrait for you and your family to cherish forever (up to 8 people), includes a one night stay for up to 4 guests at the St. Regis Hotel, New York.
All that Shines:
Receive a FREE car wash every other month for 1 year!!
Thank you to our participating restaurants:
Anna in the Raw
Barrington Golf Club
Blue Ribbon Meats
Brookside Country Club
Good to Go Cafe
Mr. Zubs Deli
Nicoletti’s Park Place
Old Carolina Barbecue
Quarry Golf Club
West Side Bakery
Presenting Sponsor: $7,500
The Presenting Sponsor has an all-access pass to the participating chefs, vintners, socialites, and professionals leading up to and at the event. In addition, the Presenting Sponsor will receive pre-event and night-of recognition.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities:
Your choice of sponsorship is based on the first confirmed sponsor for the event; the date your signed sponsorship contract is received places you in line for selecting your night-of branding ownership opportunity. You can select sponsorship that best fits your company's needs including a Choice of Chef to sponsor or a VIP experience. You can receive pre-event and night of recognition.
Thank You to our Sponsors:
Diamond Level: Sysco, Wells Fargo, and Glazer's
Silver Level: Apple Growth Partners, Aultman Health Foundation, PerkinElmer, and Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, The Thirsty Dog Brewery
Bronze Level: Buckeye Community Health Plan
Media Sponsors: Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Life Magazine, Mimi Vanderhaven, The Women's Journal, and 97.5 WONE
For more information about this event, including sponsorship opportunities or getting involved, please contact:
Stacey Pinter: 216-503-8418
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