CHEF Winter Jam fundraiser on deck Feb. 7

January 31, 2020

The annual Winter Jam fundraiser to benefit the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at the Rusty Rudder restaurant in Dewey Beach.

All funds raised will benefit educational programs for the more than 5,500 students in the Cape Henlopen School District, including teacher grants for unbudgeted classroom projects, support for homeless and limited-income students, STEM initiatives, performing arts education and training, and programs to promote diversity and inclusion.

“Winter Jam has become an annual reunion event for Cape Region community members and educators.” said CHEF President Rick Grier-Reynolds, who has been involved with CHEF since its inception in 2006. “It’s our major annual fundraiser and supports educational enrichment programs which – given cuts in state funding – wouldn’t happen without community support.” 

To date, sponsors for $1,000 and above include Jack Lingo Realtor; Richard Y. Johnson & Son Inc.; Dogfish Head Brewery; ABHA Architects; Morris James LLP; L & W Insurance; Nickle Electrical Companies; Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc.; Johnson Orthodontics; Hertrich Toyota; Baker Petroleum; Assurance Media; Walmart; Young, Conway Stargatt and Taylor LLP; Bear Industries Inc; WRDE; and the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.

Musical entertainment will be provided by The Blue Label Band. Silent auction items include original artwork and photography donated by local artists and art teachers from the Cape district. Guests can also purchase gift cards from area restaurants and businesses.

Winter Jam tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

CHEF is a nonprofit organization which partners with the Cape Henlopen School District to support educational excellence and provide opportunities for every Cape student to achieve success.

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