Rotary Club of Annapolis Raises $40,000 for Let’s Chow

Rotary Club of Annapolis Black Tie & Diamonds Event Raises $40,000 for Let’s Chow

Rob Dews Club President & Tanya Dews

Annapolis, MD (June 26, 2022) The Rotary Club of Annapolis raised $40,000 to benefit Let’s Chow, a nonprofit
organization supporting military veterans’ transition from the service to employment and careers in the
culinary industry.

Co-chairs of the annual Black Tie & Diamonds gala, Sue Weber and Chera Howey, hosted the sold-out glittering
event June 11 at The Atreeum at Soaring Timbers. Each year a single organization is selected to receive
proceeds from the fundraiser in order to make a significant impact toward its mission.

Let’s Chow was founded by Jordan Foley USNA ’12, to help bridge the gap for individuals leaving the service
and successfully developing skills and businesses in food service, food trucks, catering, and restaurants. Chow
focuses on long-term individual outcomes for veterans and military spouses. With culinary training, business
coaching, and financial support, participants serve delicious food, fight food insecurity in their communities,
and build sustainable, independent businesses.

COO Charlie Magovern thanked everyone for their goodwill for Chow and reported that proceeds from the
gala will enable the organization to purchase an additional food truck to enhance its Annapolis fleet.

Generous sponsors of the event included The Mattingley Family, Sue Weber-Wehnert, Pam Urnowey, Post,
Neufeld Plato Charitable Gift Fund, Michael and Mary Walsh, Andy Laing, and Zachary’s Jewelers.

Charlie Magovern and his family with the Let’s Chow food truck

Sue Weber and Chera Howey