CHEF Winter Jam ’20 Fundraiser for Cape student programs set February 7th Event to feature food, music and auction


The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation’s (CHEF) annual Winter Jam fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2020 from 7 to 11 p.m., 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 with-out community support.”

Other sponsors to date ($1,000 and above) include Jack Lingo Realtor, Richard Y Johnson and Son, Inc., Dogfish Head Brewery, ABHA Architects, Morris James LLP, L and W Insurance, Nickle Electrical Companies, Davis, Bowen and Friedel, Inc., Johnson Orthodontics, Hertrich Toyota, Baker Petroleum, Assurance Media, Walmart, Young, and 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. Comprised of 6 of the most experienced and accomplished multiinstrumentalists in the North East, all members have toured with various artists all over the world, including Europe, the Caribbean, America and Mexico.

Silent auction items include original artwork and photography donated by local artists and art teachers from the Cape School District. Guests can also purchase gift cards from area restaurants and businesses.

Winter Jam tickets are $35.00 per person and can be purchased online at the CHEF website,

CHEF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which partners with the Cape School District to support educational excellence and provide opportunities for every Cape student to achieve success.