March of Dimes ‘night of giving’ raises money

TROY — The March of Dimes in Troy hosted its annual food and wine event — A Night of Giving on Thursday, Nov. 8 with more than 75 guests including local business and community leaders who raised critical support to help give a every baby fighting chance.

The culinary benefit took place at the Signature Lounge at The Crystal Room in Troy and featured some of the area’s top-tier chefs, who prepared a wide selection of delectable bites. Attendees also enjoyed a game of “Heads or Tails” and the opportunity to win one of two door prizes.

The Ambassador Family, Ian and Sara Schulze shared their story of their son Carson, born nearly 7 weeks early and who spent two weeks in the Special Care Nursery at Upper Valley Medical Center. The family believes that March of Dimes-funded research helped their premature son Carson and asked guests to make a gift to help “Fund the Mission.”

A special thanks to all the participating chefs and restaurants, who made A Night of Giving an incredible success: Chef Joshua Laurent, Signature Lounge at The Crystal Room; Chef Cory Routson, Basil’s on Market in Troy; Chef Michael Delligatta, Michael Anthony’s at the Inn; Chef James Patten, Mulligan’s Pub; and Chef Kristy Reis, Sweet by Kristy.

A Night of Giving was supported by Gold Sponsor, Premier Health Upper Valley Medical Center; and Silver Sponsors, ITW Food Equipment Group — Hobart, Emerson Climate, Kettering Health Network, and Key-Ads.

The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant loss. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find the organization on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.