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An Evening Beyond Celiac – At Home
Fundraising Event

Honoring The Ravitz Family Foundation with the 2021 Samuel Gee Award

After conversations with our honorees and other members of our community, we have decided not to gather in person on October 28th. This decision stems from concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant, particularly for children who cannot yet be vaccinated.

In lieu of a live event, we will celebrate with a brief virtual experience in late October. We hope to celebrate together in-person this spring, when we can do so safely and comfortably.

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About the Event

Celebrate what life can be like once we have a cure: to eat without fear—a world Beyond Celiac. Funds raised through this event will benefit our strategic initiatives to accelerate treatments toward a cure for this serious genetic autoimmune disorder.

Please join us virtually to pay tribute to The Ravitz Family Foundation, recipient of the 2021 Beyond Celiac Samuel Gee Award and celebrate their achievements.

About The Ravitz Family Foundation

We will honor the Ravitz Family Foundation for their longstanding commitment to Beyond Celiac – dating back to 2005 – and their service to the region’s celiac disease and gluten-sensitive communities through their five-store chain of ShopRite supermarkets in southern New Jersey. 

The Ravitz Family Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3, private foundation. Grants are issued by the foundation to organizations and causes whose requests for financial support best meet the “mission” Doris and Stanley Ravitz created in 1996  – to aid children and families in need.

Brett Ravitz, the current chairman of the Ravitz Family Foundation, is proud that the foundation continues to “touch the lives” of more people in the South Jersey area than ever before. With his family’s dedication to the community in mind, Brett communicates the foundation’s mission and activities to the company’s business partners.  Having two daughters with celiac disease has led to his strong commitment to working with Beyond Celiac and the celiac disease community.


Registration and Tickets
Individual tickets are available here
For more information about tickets, please contact Isabel Beck-Roe.

Sponsorship Opportunities
For Individual sponsorship opportunities, please visit our sponsorship opportunities page or contact Mary Tackett at [email protected] For Corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Kate Carofano at [email protected]


Thank You to Our Committee Members

Committee Chairs
Amy and Bill Green

Whitney and Thomas Bachrach
Gerald Bertiger
Kane Brenan
Jennifer and Ira Brownstein
Kim Drake Burdick
Gretchen Carey
Linnie and Harry Cook
Sam Chenkin
Carole Haas Gravagno
Bethann and Laurence Kagan
Sophia Kagan
Jaime Lipson

Paula and Rich Mandel
Pamela and Gregg Melinson
Pninah and Marc Miller
William (Bill) Mogavero
Barb and Bruce Powers
Frances Rawlings
Linda Schoepf
Alison and Eric Seiferth
Sarena Snider
Jennifer P. Snyder
Jennifer Terch
Elissa Waldstein
Jamie and David Yadgaroff

Thank you to an Evening Beyong Celiac Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Sarena Snider & The Snider Foundation


Lead Sponsor
The Coca-Cola Company
Amy & Bill Green


Collaborating Sponsor
Ravitz Family Foundation

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