Event Sponsorship Highlight




Auction Sponsor

R & A Water Features & Landscaping has been serving the Kalamazoo and surrounding areas since 2004, providing the highest quality service, integrity, and respect.

From basic concept drawings to full installations of landscaping, irrigation, plantings, nursery work, and continued maintenance, R & A has the knowledge to fulfill your visions.

In 2011 R & A Water Features and Landscaping began installing complex water features, using the most innovative techniques in the industry and many ways in which your lawn can be made beautiful.

Specializing in water feature installations such as waterfalls, ponds and fountains, R & A’s full-service design and build landscaping company also offers landscape design, outdoor lighting, patio installation, retaining walls, snow plowing, fertilization and more.



Bronze Sponsor

OB-Gyn PC has been providing quality medical care for women since the 1930’s.  Their pledge to earn patients’ trust by taking the possible care of them, answering their questions, and encouraging them to participate in their healthcare.

Their philosophy of care is to provide a full continuum of family-centered care for every patient. This means:

  • Comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services for women of all ages.
  • A well-trained, friendly staff who know that good communication among providers, assistants, and office staff, and respect for your confidentiality.
  • A focus on education to answer questions and participate in your plan of care.
  • An approach to care that welcomes husbands, children and other significant people in your life.
  • The convenience of receiving some testing, including accredited ultrasound services, right in our office.
  • Referral to a trusted sub-specialist for care when needed.

Restaurant & Executive Chef Highlight



Chef Andy Havey

Chef Andy Havey was born and raised in Kalamazoo. He obtained a formal culinary training at Johnson & Walesin South Carolina, where he graduated with an AAS Culinary Arts degree. He served as Executive Chef at Bourbon St. Bistro in Colorado and then became Banquet Chef/Sous Chef at Moody’s Bistro in California, where he fine-tuned his culinary skills and education under the direct supervision of Executive Chef Mark Estee. Chef Havey returned to Kalamazoo, where is now the Head Chef at BOLD. He has a soft spot for Michigan State sports, Tex-Mex cuisine and Corona Light—no lime!




Kalamazoo Country Club

Kalamazoo Country Club will host the Signature Chef’s Auction Preview Party on September 9, featuring a signature drink, hors d’oeuvres, auction item preview, and a focus on the March of Dimes mission.

KCC offers individuals, families and professionals unlimited opportunities to mingle, network, play and relax. Our monthly calendar of events communicates the varied activities during each month and includes special casual and family dining experiences, family events, Member parties, sport outings, complimentary hors d’oeuvres social nights, and more.

Kalamazoo Country Club offers Clubhouse dining, the White Lakes Tavern and Grill, a Sunset Terrace, Cabana, and 1909 Room for gatherings and events.



Event Leadership Highlight



Dana McDermott

Communications Chair

Dana McDermott

Dana McDermott works in the Business Banking Group for Fifth Third Bank.  Dana was born and raised in the Midwest but made her home in Kalamazoo after graduating from Western Michigan University.  Her career started in financial services 12 years ago while still attending WMU and she remains active in the community through local volunteerism opportunities with Fifth Third and Gilda’s Club.

Dana is an avid reader, enjoys healthy cooking, and fitness.  She lives in Kalamazoo with her husband Rich and their yorkie-mix Mischa.






 Join us on Thursday, October 15 for Kalamazoo’s Signature Chefs Auction!

This gourmet extravaganza features the skills and creativity of fourteen of the finest chefs and hottest restaurants in Southwest Michigan. Guests will enjoy fabulous cuisine, an incredible silent auction and an opportunity to bid on amazing culinary experiences hosted by our Signature Chefs.

2014 Signature Chefs Auction Mission Family – The Erdmann’s


Event Details

22nd Annual Signature Chefs Auction – Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites – Arcadia Ballroom, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI  49007

5:30 pm – Cocktails and Signature Dish Tasting

7:30pm – Program and Live Auction

Individual Tickets – $200 per person ($150 of the ticket price is tax deductible)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! (with reserved seating for 10 per table).

This event sells out quickly, so don’t delay!   A fundraiser to help every baby have a healthier start, featuring amazing chefs, creative auction packages and plenty of ambiance.