Greenville Business Leader named 2014 Signature Chefs Auction Chair

RALEIGH, NC August 12, 2014 – The Eastern Carolina Division of March of Dimes is pleased to announce Thomas F. Taft, Jr. of Taft Family Offices as the 2014 Greenville Signature Chefs Auction Chair.

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Taft, a native of Greenville, North Carolina is alumni of the College of Charleston, where he worked towards in American History with a concentration in 20th Century American Literature. He worked as an analyst and management staffer at GVA Advantis prior to his employment at Taft Family Offices, where he is the one of the principals. In his role as principal, he has direct authority over the Community Management Services and limited engagement in the development department.   He participates in the day to day management of all properties in the multifamily portfolio, as well as select commercial properties.

Additionally, Taft serves on the North Carolina Eastern Regions Economic Development Council, the Pitt County Board of Adjustments, the Uptown Greenville Board of Trustee’s, The Greenville Museum of Art Board of Trustee’s, and is a heavily involved member of the Greenville Noon Rotary Club, National Multi Housing Council, Triangle Apartment Association and the Urban Land Institute.

“The March of Dimes is one of the foremost charities helping those who cannot help themselves.  Premature birth is one of the most common and is the most serious health problems facing infants and their mothers today.  Although I don’t have children yet, it is abundantly clear how pressing this issue is and I’m incredibly honored to help with such a worthy cause.”

The Greenville Signature Chefs Auction is a gourmet extravaganza and auction, which pays tribute to some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the area. These outstanding participants will prepare a culinary array of their unique specialties for event guests. In addition, live and silent auctions will offer a variety of items, including travel, entertainment and dining packages. The event will be held Thursday, October 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at Harvey Hall at the Murphy Center in Greenville.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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