Thank you for joining us for an evening of celebration as we honored Ellyn Dunford and CSX for their contributions to military and Veteran families! It was truly an evening to remember as our celebrity chefs, military chefs, and mixologists led us through a culinary adventure like no other.

Browse Event Photos

We invite you to browse and download photos of the event. Check back often! We’ll be adding more in the coming days. #BSFCelebration

Keep the Celebration Spirit Alive

If you would like to keep the Celebration spirit alive by participating in our next big event, we have just the thing. Stars, Stripes & Snowflakes is coming up on December 4th. This holiday party benefits the children of junior enlisted and wounded warrior families in the National Capital and Baltimore regions. Learn more about how you can get involved!


Celebration Partners

Thank you for making this evening of celebration and connection possible!

Presenting Sponsor


Three Star Sponsors


Mr. and Mrs.
Fredrick W. Smith

Two Star Sponsors

BlueCross BlueShield Association
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Triwest partnerships

One Star Sponsors

Bob Woodruff Foundation
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CGI Logo
Wounded Warrior Project logo

Patriot Sponsors

Mr. Scott Allen


Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Purcell


The David Hochberg Foundation

Event Partners

Dog tag Bakery
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PepsiCo Beverages North America

Air Force | SSgt Edward Santiago
Air Force | TSgt Carmen Smith
Army | SFC Michelle Gabourel
Coast Guard | CS1 Mandy Harris
Marine Corps | GySgt Eva Castillo
Army | TSgt Sarah Izor
Navy | CS1 Danielle Lafaele
Robert Wiedmaier | Marcel's
Katsuya Fukushima | Hotaba by Daikaya
David Guas | Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery
Jenn Crovato | 1310 Restaurant & Bar
Toyin Alli | Puddin'
Catherine Mendelsohn | Santa Rosa Taqueria
Todd Gray | Equinox
Todd Thrasher | Potomac Distilling Comany, Thrasher's Rum, Tiki TNT
Gina Chersevani | Buffalo & Bergen, Last Call Bar, Suburbia

Media Sponsor

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