Chefs' Celebrity Gala

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

Our 31st annual Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, presented by the Prentiss Foundation, was a bit different this year. Instead of a one-night party, guests enjoyed A Week of Giving October 25 – November 1. Together, you raised over $223,000 for the children at the Memphis CAC.

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Thanks go to our dedicated committee, and Almida Smith for her great leadership. Our platinum sponsors included the Prentiss Foundation and Joyce Mollerup and Bob Buckman. And we couldn't do it without our fun-loving celebrity servers, generous table and Heart of Gold sponsors, volunteers, and guests.

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Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving featured video stories of healing and gratitude from CAC staff and gala supporters. Guests bid on “staycation” baskets and other great items in a lively online auction. Many purchased a special Chefs’ Celebrity Gala Teddy Bear. You can view the videos on our YouTube channel. Be sure to check out photos of our special deliveries on our Facebook page.

Ways to Support

Missed Chefs’ Celebrity Gala, A Week of Giving? You can still help a child in crisis. Your financial gift to the gala helps traumatized kids find hope and healing. Click here 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, 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.

Annette Hamilton

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.

Prentiss 5

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.

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