Chefs' Celebrity Gala

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Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving | October 25 – November 1, 2020

Join us for Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Your support of the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving, helps protect vulnerable children from the devastating effects of sexual abuse, through the pandemic and beyond. Our Week of Giving is free and open to the public. 


Our Week of Giving has started and continues through Sunday, November 1, 2020. Go to Week of Giving to:

  • View video stories of healing and gratitude from CAC staff and gala supporters
  • Bid on “Staycation” baskets and other great items in the online auction
  • Buy a special Chefs’ Celebrity Gala Teddy Bear, available for a donation of $250 or more
  • Explore opportunities to support essential services provided at the Memphis CAC
  • For an optimal gala experience, please view on your computer 

Ways To Support

You can help a child in crisis with your support of Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving.

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Buy a Chefs’ Celebrity Gala Teddy Bear                                                  $250 donation or more

Every child who visits the Memphis CAC picks out a new teddy bear on the first visit. Teddy bears are also a Chefs’ Celebrity Gala tradition. While we can’t offer our traditional teddy bear surprises this year, we are selling gorgeous, comforting teddy bears. Each bear helps a child find healing—and you get a sweet new friend to keep or donate.

You may purchase a beautiful gala teddy bear with a donation of $250 or more (while supplies last). This special bear will be delivered to your home. You may also choose to donate your bear to a child at the CAC. Contact Development Coordinator Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan [at] memphiscac [dot] org to donate your bear.

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Bid on “Staycation” baskets in the online auction 

Bid on a selection of Staycation baskets designed to “take you away” as you stay at home. Choose from themes like a Hawaiian Luau, Bourbon Tours, or a Taste of Italy. Bidding ends November 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

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Join the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala’s Social Network | Free!

Share our Week of Giving link with your friends, co-workers and on social media. Start a personal fundraiser for Chefs’ Celebrity Gala. For more information on personal fundraising, contact Development Coordinator Tiffany Hoggan at thoggan [at] memphiscac [dot] org. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Thanks to our generous sponsors who are helping make the Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving, a big success!

Platinum Sponsors:

The Prentiss Foundation

Joyce Mollerup and Bob Buckman


Table Sponsors:

The Staff of Adams Keegan, Inc.

Annette and Lee Askew

Atlas Coatings, Inc.

Teresa and Jeff Barnes

Steven and Paula Boggs

Caesars Entertainment

Central Defense Staffing

Cheri and David Delbrocco

First Horizon Foundation

Vail and Alan Gates

Gerber/Taylor Capital Advisors, Inc.

Rhynette Hurd 

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance

Mickie and Steve Nabers

Deborah Northcross

Paragon Bank

Lori M. Patton

Nina and Jerry Patton Family Foundation

Carol W. Prentiss

Judy and Jim Prentiss, Jr.

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Prentiss Grands

Peggy Reeve

Cathy Ross

Mary and Sidney Selvidge

Betsy and Richard Shaw

Spaces Group

Rita Sparks

Tower Ventures VLLC

Gwen and Dexter Tutor

Walker General Contractors

Watkins Uiberall, PLLC

Wright Investment Properties


Heart of Gold Sponsors

Becky and Alan Bridgmon

Lora Chilton Burke

Rachel and Blas Catalani

Robyn and Geoff Diaz

EM Printing

Good Advertising

Yolando Guerrero

Hyde Family Foundation

North Berkeley Imports

Pfizer, Inc.

Carol W. Prentiss

Judy and Jim Prentiss, Jr.

Andy CHilds
David Shots
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