Gourmet Gala tops $1 million for St. Jude

Memphis, Tennessee, March 14, 2017

St. Jude Gourmet Gala

Top Washington area restaurants and chefs were featured at the St. Jude Gourmet Gala.

The National Building Museum in Washington was the site of the 18th St. Jude Gourmet Gala in February. The museum, which celebrates the art of architecture in society, was the perfect setting to build relationships to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as it leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The event, attended by 880 guests, raised almost $1.2 million to support St. Jude. The evening featured a culinary sampling from 34 of the D.C. area’s top restaurants and chefs and included live and silent auctions with such items as a Danny Thomas Pro-Am Package for the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Melissa Mollet of NBC4 served as program emcee. The event was presented by WH Administrators and hosted by UBS. Paul Hatch, group managing director and head of advice & solutions for UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA), served as event chair. Annie Simonian Totah, founder and president of AST Partnership for Brighter Tomorrows, was honorary chair.