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Join us for a summer Evening Beyond Celiac as we honor The Ravitz Family Foundation and Barb Powers.

Date: 6/16/22
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kimmel Center Outdoor Balcony, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Enjoy an entirely gluten-free cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvre from Garces Events. Music from The Eddie Bruce Trio.

Purchase tickets or sponsor this event!

For more information, contact Selena Berman, Director of Corporate Partnerships, email: [email protected] or phone: 267-419-2114.

2022 Evening Beyond Celiac Committee


Amy and Bill Green


  • Whitney and Thomas Bachrach
  • Gerald Bertiger, MD
  • Kane Brenan
  • Jennifer and Ira Brownstein
  • Kimberly Drake Burdick
  • Gretchen Carey
  • Linnie and Harry Cook
  • Carole Haas Gravagno
  • Bethann and Laurence Kagan
  • Sophia Kagan
  • Jaime Lipson
  • Paula and Rich Mandel
  • Pam and Gregg Melinson
  • Bill Mogavero
  • Barb and Bruce Powers
  • Frances Rawlings
  • Brett Ravitz
  • Linda Schoepf
  • Alison and Eric Seiferth
  • Sarena Snider
  • Jennifer Snyder
  • Jennifer Terch
  • Elissa Waldstein
  • Alexandra Weinsten
  • Jamie and David Yadgaroff


Driving investment and education in celiac disease research together, Beyond Celiac thanks:


Lisa Agdern
Alice & Will Bast
Amy & Bill Green
Elizabeth & Todd Hammer
Barb and Bruce Powers
Sarena Snider


The Coca-Cola Company
Alan M. Ehrlich
Carole Haas Gravagno


Brittany & Weston Baker
Janine & C. Kane Brenan & TIFF Investment Management
Gretchen Carey
Jane C. Davis
Paula & Richard Mandel
Pamela & Gregg Melinson
MortgageCountry, LLC
The Ravitz Family Foundation
Jennifer Snyder & Dilworth Paxson LLP
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Wilmington Trust


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Auction for Awesome Prizes? Yes please!

We are delighted to share the incredible packages that will be featured in our LIVE AUCTION at An Evening Beyond Celiac this Thursday! Due to popular demand, we are opening up to those of you unable to attend! We have decided to accept advance maximum bids and give you the opportunity to secure these priceless auction packages (see below!). If you are interested, please contact Selena Berman at [email protected] or 617-943-4611 by 10am ET, Thursday June 16th.  

Funds raised through the auction will directly support our gut-brain connections study to advance our understanding of how celiac disease and gluten sensitivity impact the brain!

  1. Schulson Collective: A Chef’s Tasting Menu for 4 at all 10 Restaurants

A truly priceless experience. Legendary Philadelphia Chef Michael Schulson and his associates will prepare a celiac-friendly tasting menu for four at all 10 Schulson Collective restaurants in Philadelphia, including Double Knot, Harp and Crown, and Sampan. Meals will be accompanied by carefully chosen complimentary cocktails. A total of ten nights of fabulous, gluten-free dining experiences. Exclusive of tax and gratuity.

  1. Luxury Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort in Ireland with RT Airfare

Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts LVX Collection, with history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic castle with the allure of timeless sophistication and style. Enjoy two-nights stay, one hour from Dublin International Airport. Includes round-trip airfare up to $2,000. Includes a round of golf for two. Type of course: Parkland Course; Holes: 18 Length: 6100m, 6700 yards, Par: 70 . Valid for travel from November, 2022 – May, 2023. Stay may be lengthened subject to availability and additional cost.

  1. James Beard Award Winning, Chef Vernick’s Table: 5-course Gluten-free Dinner for 6 

Chef Greg Vernick will prepare a gluten-free menu in the intimate private dining setting of Vernick Wine’s chef table for up to 6 guests. Get a behind-the-scenes experience dining right in the kitchen and engage with Chef Greg and the team as they prepare a 5-course meal, featuring best-of-the-season ingredients. Booking available starting in Fall 2022 and must be arranged 30 days in advance, pending restaurant and chef availability. Exclusive of beverage, tax, and gratuity.

  1. Costa Rica Gluten-Free 7 Day All-inclusive Adventure Provided by Zaney Travel 

Enjoy beautiful adventures with legendary service on a 7-day gluten-free Costa Rican group adventure specializing in celiac travel. On this gorgeous trip, you’ll receive an expertly guided tour of the finest nature, food, and adventures that Costa Rica has to offer. Depending on your selected travel season in 2022-2023 – you may be exploring beaches, volcanoes, or coffee farms featuring sloths, sea turtles, ziplines, waterfalls, and more. This is truly the trip of a lifetime, with gluten-free dining options guaranteed for every meal.  This trip is for one person to join a group excursion.  Solo trip can be arranged or bring a companion for an additional fee.

  1. Wellness Getaway at AKA in Miami and West Palm Beach

This package features two getaway experiences – start out with a two-night stay at the AKA Hotel Brickell in Miami, Florida, and endless opportunities for pampering and relaxation. Start your day with yoga at the hotel, then enjoy couples massage with ritual at the Leaf Spa, enjoy 2 super-human protocol sessions at the exclusive medical wellness center, Casa Privee. Burn up to 2,000 calories after one session to decrease inflammation and increase blood flow. At the hotel you’ll enjoy the Chef’s Choice gluten-free provisions package.  Next, hop on board the Brightline high-speed train (two premium lounge passes) and travel to AKA West Palm Beach for a two-night stay. If you decide to venture out to explore, take advantage of the services of Gluten-free Globetrotter concierge service to ensure that your entire experience is effortlessly gluten-free. This package also includes an Adrianna Papell $500 gift card. Trips may be taken separately, travel restrictions apply. Must be completed by December 15, 2022.

  1. Private Dining for 10 guests at James Beard Award Winning Chef Vetri’s New Restaurant, Fiore Rosso

Enjoy dinner for up to 10 guests in the Private Dining Room of Marc Vetri’s eagerly awaited new restaurant, Fiore Rosso, in Bryn Mawr, PA. Enjoy a three-course chef’s-choice menu prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Marc Vetri. Redeemable starting Fall 2022, Monday through Thursday, on a mutually agreed upon date, booked in advance; some black-out dates apply over certain holidays. Excludes: alcohol, tax and gratuity.

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