A Message from Our CEO - May 2024

Chefs for Gemma 2024 a Success!

This year’s Chefs for Gemma benefit was a great success! Chefs for Gemma is the signature event benefitting Gemma Services and the vital work we provide to assist youth and families through challenging times.

Chefs 2024 was held at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill.

The evening highlighted the culinary creations of Chef Randy Rucker of River Twice in Philadelphia. Among many accolades, River Twice was named one of the 25 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia by the New York Times in 2023 and Philadelphia Inquirer food critic, Craig Laban named it One of 2021’s Best Restaurant’s in Philly and Chef Rucker Best Chef. In 2024, Chef Rucker was named James Beard Foundation Award Semi-Finalist for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic in 2024.

Chefs 2024 featured a delicious five-course meal with wine pairings designed and presented by Chef Rucker, silent and live auctions with exciting items, and an inspiring program about the youth and families whom Gemma is honored to accompany. Thank you to all who supported Chefs 2024 by purchasing tickets, sponsorships, bidding in the evening’s auctions, and donating.

Stay tuned for info to come about Chefs for Gemma 2025, planned for April 4, 2025! In the meantime, please contact [email protected] or 610-825-4440, x3206 with any questions.

Visit www.gemmaservices.org to learn more about our history, vision, mission, and the ways that Gemma accompanies youth and families.



The Vogt Foundation

Executive Chef Sponsor

Love, Tito’s


Kristen & Rob Gay | Legalty | Sovereign | John & Jill Sundquist | Nancy & Greg Wolcott


Ballard Spahr |BBD |Paul & Joan Bergsteinsson | Jodi & David | Life Tree Pharmacy | Noel & Eileen Melhorn | Philadelphia Phillies |Polly Shaffer | Strata | TheZenith


Neil & Leigh Clark | Chris & Karen Gagnier | Missy & Dan Hyman | Yardly & Scott Jenkins | Andy & Becky Krepps | Elise and Brian LaChapelle | Marotta/Main Architects | Daun & Mary Jo McKee | Joan & Donald Plump | TD Bank


Atlantic | Jane Beatty | Bancroft | Robert and Jane Hamilton | Colleen Lelli | Linke Resources, LLC  | St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon | Elisabeth & Chad Slate |Schultz & Williams


Artisan’s Cellar | Celerier’s Cellar | Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey | Illuminaire | M F W Wine Co. | Olive Oil Etcetera | Rival Bros. Coffee Roasters|  Skurnik Wines and Spirits


Thank you to our Chefs for Gemma 2024 Auction Donors

Adventure Sports in Hershey
Amanda Bryant & Matt Cavalier
Amanda Shulman
American Helicopter Museum
Ann & David Kanof
Anne Landis
Apothecary Hair Salon
Arden Theatre Company
Atlantic Tomorrows Office
Barbara Leidy Photography
Beth Richey
Betty & Gary Wu
Blackfish Restaurant
Bob Coates
Bristol Riverside Theatre
Bucks County Blooms
Bucks County Children’s Museum
Burholme Golf & Family Entertainment Center
Bury the Hatchet – Horsham
Chanticleer Garden
Chris & Karen Gagnier
Clif & Kristen Haugen
Crayola Experience
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Daun & Mary Jo McKee
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Dover Motor Speedway
East Falls Glassworks
Eastern State Penitentiary
Elisabeth & Chad Slate
First Energy
Flyers Training Center
Gemma Board of Directors
Green Valley Country Club
Hand and Wheel Pottery
Helium Comedy Club
Her Place Supper Club
Hot Glass Art Center
Inizio Engage
Irene & Xenia
Jamie Fenstermaker
Jan Brett
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia
Jodi & David Donahue
Joey Baldino
John McFadden & Lisa Kabnick
Julia Matthews & David Bellinger
Julie Kessler
Kathleen & Karl Schafer
Kendra Scott
Kevin Broad

Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Let’s Roam
LimeLife by Alcone
Longwood Gardens
Lynn Unipan
Margo Wunder
McCaffrey’s Food Markets
Missy & Dan Hyman
Moore Brothers Wine Company
Morey’s Piers
Nicholas Elmi
Nina & Lance Rogers
PGA Philadelphia
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Phillip Singer
Philly Crawling
Pizzeria Salvy
Randy Rucker
River Twice
Rival Bros Coffee
Robertson’s Flowers & Events
Robin & Brooke Alderfer
Rodeo Drive Deals
Royce Yoder
Sesame Place
SEI Investments
Shady Brook Farm Markets, Inc. 
Shannon & Ted Farmer
Six Flags Great Adventure
Suzanne Kelso
SWAT Pest Control
TD Bank
The Craft Boutique
The Farm and Fisherman Tavern
The Metropolitan
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Tranquility Brewing Company
Trenton Thunder
Turning Point Restaurants
Undercover Quilters
Uptown! Knauer Performing Center
Urban Air
Valerie Craig
Vernick Food & Drink
Walnut Street Theatre
Wheel Fun Rental
Woodmere Arts Museum
Yardly & Scott Jenkins
Yard’s Brewing Company
Zandra Gay