Money Raised Will Support Research, Community Services, Education, and Advocacy
Greensboro, N.C. – August 2, 2012 – The Greater Triad Division of the March of Dimes Foundation (NC Chapter) announced their Greensboro Signature Chefs Auction will take place on Thursday, November 1. This event kicks off the March of Dimes’ 75th Anniversary (2013) early celebrations. As part of this special event, Ann Benjamin Zuraw will be honored for her many contributions to the Greensboro community.
The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the Empire Room, 203 S. Elm Street, in downtown Greensboro. Now in its 21st year, the Signature Chefs Auction features renowned chefs from area restaurants who serve their signature dishes and donate premiere dining packages available for bid during a live auction. Community and nonprofit leaders, business executives, medical professionals and supporters of March of Dimes attend this highly anticipated annual fundraiser. For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact March of Dimes Division Director, Katie Garrett, at 336-723-4386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community involvement has always been a very important part of Zuraw’s life and she takes an active role daily in supporting the community. Zuraw has combined her wealth of education and experience in financial planning with a deep passion for helping women. She enjoys speaking to women’s groups and she is passionate about empowering women to take control of their finances.
Zuraw’s current volunteer commitments include chairing the United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Tocqueville Women’s Leadership Society. She serves on the Finance Committee of Triad Stage, and the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Now helping the March of Dimes, Ann is working with the volunteers and staff to help grow this great event. Zuraw is also the mother of three adult children and is married to a retired lawyer happily working as a high school teacher.
Zuraw stated, “The March of Dimes is known throughout the nation for making a difference with the research they fund for pregnancy and health of babies. Premature birth is the most serious infant health problem in the United States today. It affects more than half a million babies nationwide each year, with one in eight babies born in our community. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reversing this trend by funding research to find the causes of premature birth and developing strategies to prevent it. Guests will hear first-hand the impact the March of Dimes has had on the lives of so many families in the Triad.”
“We are truly honored to have the opportunity to publically say thank you to Ann Zuraw,” says Leslie Conway, Event Chair for this year’s event. “The March of Dimes Triad Division would not be able to do as much as we do today without the support and dedication of volunteers like Mrs. Zuraw.”
For information on sponsorship opportunities or tickets to this prestigious event, contact March of Dimes Division Director, Katie Garrett, at 336-723-4386 or email@example.com. For more March of Dimes information, please visit www.marchofdimes.com/northcarolina or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SignatureChefsAuction and Twitter at @ChefsAuctionGSO.