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About Us

Philanthropic Foodies was born from the desire of local food enthusiasts to channel something we love to do (eat and drink) into a vehicle to give back to our community.


2019 Philanthropic Foodies

Sunday, July 28, 2019
Marriott Syracuse Downtown

100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Founded in 2012, the goal of Philanthropic Foodies is simple – to eat, drink, and give back! Philanthropic Foodies combines a culinary showcase of talented local chefs and products from local purveyors, as well as a silent and live auction, to create a unique fundraising event that benefits multiple nonprofits within the Central New York community.

In the past seven years, Philanthropic Foodies has raised nearly $320,000 to the following organizations: Friends of Dorothy House, The Samaritan Center, On Point for College, CancerConnects, Signature Music, The First Tee Syracuse, GiGi's Playhouse and The Shamrock Animal Fund.

This year's event will once again showcase the talents of local chefs and products from local purveyors. All coming together in support of Friends of Dorothy House and Joseph's House. The goal is simple....Eat, Drink and Give Back!

The event will feature:

  • Incredible tastings from the area's premier culinary talents
  • Beverage pairings at each station to enjoy a carefully selected beer, wine, or spirit
  • Direct access to local food and beverage experts
  • Extensive silent & live auctions
  • Entertainment provided by SAMMY award winner Ashley Cox

Ticket Options:

  • Regular ticket - $100

  • VIP Experience - $1250
    This package includes, 8 tickets with reserved VIP seating, a dedicated server to assist with station samples and beverage orders, as well as a beverage package waiting at your table when you arrive that includes a bottle of Champagne, a bottle of red and white wine, and beer!

*More than 90 percent of your ticket price goes directly back to our nonprofit organizations.

Get your tickets by May 15th and save 10% with our early bird discount!


Tickets will continue to be available online thru midnight Saturday, July 27th and will be available at the door for $125.

Philanthropic Foodies is a Donor-Advised Fund established at the Central New York Community Foundation. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of nearly 700 funds. Gifts made are tax deductible and will be formally acknowledged and receipted by the Community Foundation.