TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mark Lowham to Chair 2014 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala


Mike Isabella named honorary chef for the fundraiser which supports healthy babies

Arlington, VA (September 3, 2014) — The March of Dimes announced that TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Managing Partner, Mark Lowham has accepted the role of 2014 Signature Chefs Gala chair. The 18th  Annual Signature Chefs Gala will highlight the culinary excellence of the area’s finest chefs, mixologists and vintners. Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the premier social event will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. Hotel.

In this role, Lowham will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the research, education and community programs at the core of the March of Dimes effort to find causes and preventions for premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Mark Lowham is the proud parent of two children, Grace, age 8, and Alex, age 7. It is important to him to give to a cause that helps families have healthy babies and children.

“It’s an honor to work with the March of Dimes, and I can’t think of a more important cause than healthy babies,” said Mark Lowham, 2014 March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala chair. “The generous contributions of the restaurants, bars, wineries, sponsors and attendees will help fund vital research and community programs to save lives.”

Mike Isabella, chef/owner of G, Graffiato, Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna, will serve as the event’s honorary chef. In this role, Isabella will recruit chefs to participate, have a chef station at the gala and serve as a spokesperson in addition to other duties. Jo-Jo Valenzuela of DC Craft Bartenders Guild will return as the cocktail chair.

Last year, the gala drew more than 400 of Washington, D.C.’s elite philanthropists and executives. Since 1996, the event has raised more than $1 million to ensure the health of babies. Each year, the March of Dimes Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter invests in mission initiatives, including research, education and community programs. Through these efforts, the March of Dimes strives to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Tickets for the 2014 Signature Chefs Gala are $2,000 for a table of 10. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Elizabeth Thomas at (571) 257-2300 or

Event sponsors include: Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, DC Magazine and the Washington Informer.

About the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Contact: Michele Murphy-Hedrick, (571) 257-2303,


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