“Shooting with Chefs” was created in 2013 when four friends and industry leaders sought to create the premiere networking event in the Washington, DC. The goal was to create a unique and exclusive outing where TOP level executives could connect, eat amazing food prepared by DC’s BEST celebrity Chefs, ﬁre an abundance of rare firearms, then smoke the most sought after Cuban cigars in the world while drinking craft cocktails by the ﬁre pit at a beautiful country manor.
Together, Jason Wilt of Winmar Construction, David Smelson of Pleasures of the Table and Micros, Billy Rothwell of Capital Bank and Scott Mendelson of EDGE Commercial Real Estate decided to use the event as a way to raise money for charity. Since 2013, Shooting with Chefs has raised over $450,000 to date in partnership with child focused charities.
Chance for Life was founded in 2005 by RedPeg CEO, Brad Nierenberg, in honor of his goddaughter, Kennedy Snyder. At the age of two, Kennedy was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor. Desperate to help, Brad and RedPeg set out to do what they knew best — create a memorable experience that would drive action in their hometown. To ensure standout in a city saturated with causes and galas, Chance for Life was designed to be different — a part-charity, part concert, part-gourmet food tasting event. What started off as poker evening for 20 people held in a Georgetown home, is now known as DC’s Social Super Bowl filled with surprise celebrity guest appearances and attended by the who’s who of DC.
So What Else strengthens our communities through innovative and enriching youth programming in under-served communities, through out the Baltimore -Washington metropolitan region. We believe that every child should have access to safe learning environments both after school and during the summer season. Our diverse set of educational and recreational experiences position young people to make sound life choices and realize their full potential. All of our programming is free of cost to students, families and host sites.