Chefs' Celebrity Gala

Chefs' Celebrity Gala


GALA WITH A TWIST Online | OCTOBER 28-31, 2021

The annual Chefs’ Celebrity Gala is the Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s oldest and most successful fundraiser. Funds raised help abused children recover from trauma. This year, as we continue to navigate pandemic impacts, our gala will be held online. Check back here for a link to the auction page when it goes live on October 28.

Plans are underway to bring back our traditional gala in 2022. Gala with a Twist is still all about the kids. When you support our gala, you help a hurting child find safety and healing.   

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Teddy Bear Surprises and Silent Auction

Teddy Bear Surprises are back this year! Teddy Bear Surprises are an enduringly popular part of the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala. Part of the fun is not knowing what items you have purchased until you open the envelope.

Check here and on our social media pages for announcements about Gala with a Twist. For more information, contact Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan [at] memphiscac [dot] org or 901.888.4383.

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Ways to Support

Donate Items for Teddy Bear Surprises or Silent Auction

Your donation of merchandise, vacation stays, event tickets, or gift certificates will be used in silent auction packages or a Teddy Bear Surprises.  Each adorable Teddy Bear Surprise is filled with goods and services. You and your business will be recognized in our printed gala materials. Contact Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org or 901-888-4383 to learn more.

Become a sponsor | Starting at $3,000

Sponsorship includes:

  • Full sponsors will receive chef-selected charcuterie, cheeses, wine, and other goodies to celebrate at home with family and guests.
  • Acknowledgement on our website, printed materials, and social media

Sponsorships are still available. Contact our development coordinator Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan [at] memphiscac [dot] org 901.888.4383 for more information on sponsorships.

Other Ways to Help Kids

Your financial gift to the gala helps traumatized kids find hope and healing. Visit our donation page to make a financial gift. Please write “gala” in the comments section.


Thanks to our generous sponsors who are helping make the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, Gala with a Twist, a big success!

Platinum Sponsors

Caesars Entertainment

M. Palazola Produce Co.

The Prentiss Foundation


Heart of Gold Sponsors

Becky and Alan Bridgmon

Thomas F. Clark

Thomas J. Clark

Richard Harruff

Hyde Family Foundation

The Lilly Company


Event Sponsors

Adams Keegan

Annette and Lee Askew

Atlas Coatings, Inc.

Teresa and Jeff Barnes

Paula and Steven Boggs

Caesars Entertainment

Central Defense Staffing

First Horizon

Vail and Alan Gates

Gerber Taylor

Annette Hamilton

Rhynette Hurd

Dorothy Kirsch

Joyce Mollerup and Bob Buckman

Nabers Interiors

Deborah Northcross

Paragon Bank

Jerry and Nina Patton Family Foundation

Lori M. Patton

Carol Prentiss

Jim Prentiss Jr.

Prentiss Grands

Cathy Ross

Betsy and Richard Shaw

Spaces Group

Supply Chain Solutions LLC


Tower Ventures

Gwen and Dexter Tutor

Walker & Walker Enterprises

Watkins Uiberall