EVANSVILLE, IND. — Atlas Van Lines president and COO Jack Griffin and his seared duck tacos took home the Golden Spatula at Old National Bank's 100 Men Who Cook event on August 25 at The Centre. More than 100 local celebrity chefs prepared dishes for guests to sample. With $2,253 raised at his serving station, Griffin added the most tips of any chef to the total fundraising efforts of $106,000, benefiting local nonprofit Gilda's Club Evansville.
Griffin was one of 104 chefs that prepared 160 servings of his dish for the sold out event. Now in its second year, 100 Men Who Cook also included entertainment and a live auction with items donated from local businesses. Tickets went for $100 per person and tables were also available for larger groups.
"The 100 Men Who Cook event is always a fun and rewarding experience," said Griffin. "This is my second year cooking for charity, and Gilda's Club Evansville is such a unique and promising local nonprofit that deserves every dollar of support. I look forward to continuing to participate and continuing to give back to the local community."
Gilda's Club Evansville's mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge and sustained by community support. Its program is an essential complement to medical care and provides networking and support groups, workshops, education and social activities for cancer patients and their families. The nonprofit is in the process of raising $3 million to open its Clubhouse, a home-like meeting space that will help those living with cancer build social and emotional support with their families and friends.
"I challenged all of the chefs to dig deep and work hard to get those tip jars filled up," said Randy More, co-founder and vice president of Gilda's Club Evansville. "No one showed more passion for Gilda's Club Evansville than Jack, and his tip jar certainly reflected that."
About Atlas Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.