Online fundraising has revolutionized the way deserving organizations recruit new followers, fans, and contributors. It has also revolutionized the way organizers can bring together fun and unique opportunities for donors. A great case in point: the Master Chef Celebration, a night of tasting and sampling some of the greatest bites in NYC while raising awareness and donations for Warriors in Motion, a program that provides American veterans with basic health and wellness knowledge and training. This year's event takes place on Wednesday, May 6th.
Recently, Chef Franklin Becker of NYC's The Little Beet became involved with Warriors in Motion. (He's also the Master Chef co-chair for this year's event.) The son of a veteran and a champion of healthy cooking, Becker invites veterans into his restaurant for hands-on culinary training. (Watch: Becker cooks with vets.)
Here's how you can get involved: If you're in NYC, donate and get a ticket to the event. Ask your friends to join, too. The Master Chef Celebration, which will be held tomorrow night in New York City, offers donors a chance to try food from some of the city's best and brightest chefs, including chef Maria Loi from Loi Estoriado, chef Michael Ferraro from Delicatessen, and Cesare Casella, the chef and Dean of Italian Studies at the International Culinary Institute.
If you're not in NYC, you can still get some great swag for your donation. A $25 donation earns you recipes from one of the chefs taking part in the event: Michael Ferraro's Meatball and Fresh Herbs Soup, one of Cesare Casella's Italian recipes, or Maria Loi's Mushroom Risotto recipe. Or, for $50, you get all three recipes!