Disney-Sponsored Chef’s Gala Raises $170,000 for United Way

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Disney-Sponsored Chef’s Gala Raises $170,000 for United Way

More than 20 top chefs from Central Florida’s finest restaurants recently joined forces at Walt Disney World Resort for the 18th Annual Chef’s Gala, the premier fundraiser for the Heart of Central Florida United Way (HFUW). Event organizers say the tasteful event raised nearly $170,000 for Central Floridians in need.

Nearly 1,000 guests enjoyed Chef’s Gala 2010, an evening at Epcot World Showplace featuring live music, fine wines and extraordinary cuisine served up by world-renowned chefs. Proceeds from the event benefit local non-profit programs supported by United Way that provide food, shelter and many other critical social services.

“Chef’s Gala 2010 was a success by every measure,” said Robert H. (Bob) Brown, President/CEO of Heart of Florida United Way. “During a year of continued economic downturn, businesses and individuals turned out in great numbers, not only because they believe in United Way, but also to help address our community’s great and growing need. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s support.”

Walt Disney World Resort has served as host and sponsor of Chef’s Gala since its inception. Through Disney’s support of the event, more than $1 million has been raised for programs that serve the most vulnerable Central Floridians. Additionally, Walt Disney World Resort is the largest contributor to HFUW with Cast Members annually donating approximately $3 million to the organization.

To learn more about Heart of Central Florida United Way, visit www.hfuw.org.


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