Research is done. Vaccines are discovered. Babies can simply be babies. Welcome to the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Dallas. Where signatures make more than just a mark on paper. They make a mark in someone's life.

2015 Event

October 22
Omni Dallas Hotel
Special Guest Rate

Presented By:
Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers
Mary Kay Inc.

Lead Chef
Kent Rathbun, Kent Rathbun Concepts

Event Chairs
Sunie Solomon and Amy Turner

Event Contact
Summer Graham

Signature Chefs Auction

Enjoy yourself as top local chefs prepare their signature dishes to raise awareness and vital revenue to help March of Dimes prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Join Lead Chef Kent Rathbun and other top local chefs as they prepare their signature dishes in celebration of stronger, healthier babies.

The Signatures

So what happens to your signature? It becomes part of our illustration. If you look closely, we’re using signatures to make something meaningful. Every signature counts.

2015 Chefs

Join Lead Chef Kent Rathbun and other top local chefs as they prepare their signature dishes in celebration of stronger, healthier babies.

Kent Rathbun

Kent Rathbun, Lead Chef

Kent Rathbun Concepts
Abacus, Hickory, Jasper's,
Kent Rathbun Catering

Richard Blankenship

Richard Blankenship

CBD Provisions

Nilton 'Junior' Borges

Nilton "Junior" Borges


Omar Flores

Omar Flores

Casa Rubia

Gilbert Garza

Gilbert Garza

Suze Restaurant

Dwight Harvey

Dwight Harvey

Off the Bone Barbeque

Dan Landsberg

Dan Landsberg

Dragonfly/Hotel ZaZa

Matt McCallister

Matt McCallister


Jeramie Robison

Jeramie Robison

Shinsei Restaurant

Stephen Rogersa

Stephen Rogers


Abraham Salum

Abraham Salum


Jim Severson

Jim Severson

Sevy's Grill

SĒR Steak + Spirits

Benjamin Maulsby

SĒR Steak + Spirits

Chris Vogeli

Chris Vogeli

III Forks

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes is the largest and most respected maternal-child health organization in the world. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. And if something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families.

More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.

Our Mission

To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March of Dimes carries out its mission through research, advocacy, community services and education to save babies’ lives.

From polio to prematurity

Conquering polio

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at a time when polio was on the rise. Better known as the March of Dimes, the foundation established a polio patient aid program and funded research for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, MD and Albert Sabin, MD. These vaccines effectively ended epidemic polio in the United States.

Preventing birth defects

Its original mission accomplished, the foundation turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.

Fighting premature birth

Since 2003, our fight to save babies has been strongly characterized by our Prematurity Campaign. The rising incidence of premature birth has demanded action, and the March of Dimes has responded by initiating an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.


Research Grants | Prematurity Research | Birth Defect Research
Infant Health Research | Prematurity Research Centers

When Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the March of Dimes in 1938, he chose research to be one of the cornerstones of the effort to defeat polio. Seventeen years and more than $25 million in research later, the polio vaccine was declared safe and highly effective.

Today, our research investments are vital to the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

March of Dimes-UT Southwestern Medical Center Research Partnership



An important component of the Signature Chefs Auction is Fund the Mission – an opportunity for everyone to make a donation to the March of Dimes. Each gift is 100 percent tax deductible and helps our foundation carry out its mission through research, advocacy, community programs and education on the local, state and national levels. Those interested in making a Fund the Mission donation have a few options: online (, mail (12660 Coit Road, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75251), phone (972.669.3463) or at the event.

Your support helps nearly half a million families whose babies are born too soon each year in the United States, including 1 in 8 babies in North Texas. March of Dimes funds lifesaving research and raises awareness about its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

2015 Sponsors


  • Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers

Fund the Mission

  • TM Advertising


  • Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Inc, Est. 1983. We Care.
  • Kathy and Joe Sugarek


  • FOX 4
  • KVIL

  • Park Cities People
  • Preston Hollow People


  • Anonymous
  • Amy and Kelcy Warren


  • AlixPartners
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Diane and Hal Brierley
  • Children's Health
  • PwC
  • Connie and Marc Sigel/Elements
  • Wells Fargo


  • Pauline Graivier/Tracy and Jay Bell Families
  • Beyond
  • The Rosewood Corporation


  • Brooke and Jonathan Adamson
  • Rosanne and Von Best
  • Fauxcades
  • Fritz Industries, Inc.
  • Drs. Lisa and David Genecov
  • Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt / Christina and Allen White
  • Southwestern Medical Foundation
  • Charmaine & George Tang Foundation
  • Mary and Mike Terry
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Thompson & Knight Foundation
  • Trinity Industries, Inc.
  • Sandy and David Weissinger
  • U.S. Trust
  • Michael Young Foundation

Special Thank You

  • Dimaco
  • Scott Harben
  • Island Grill Productions
  • Stacie and Christopher H. Martin
  • My Private Driver
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Kent Rathbun Concepts
  • Spice of Life Catering