It is a time when families put differences, cares, and worries aside and participate in the ritual of breaking bread together in gratitude. They find joy in the savoring. In this same spirit of togetherness, Woodlawn Sunday Dinner was born out of a desire to celebrate Woodlawn and create a way for residents and donors to break bread together - an encounter that might not happen otherwise.
The annual fundraising event is usually held on the street across from the Foundation's office. Think street art, shade trees, sidewalks, and storefronts peppered with diverse guests, delicious food, and jovial music. Each year, approximately 400 guests enjoy tastings prepared by more than a dozen area chefs with ties to Woodlawn and the surrounding community. This year, we've changed our formatting to allow for a socially distanced yet intimate event. We invite you to join us for this year's unique Woodlawn Sunday Dinner experience as we guide you through a tour of the area, giving you a Taste of Woodlawn along the way.
Tour the Woodlawn Community and get a glimpse of the work that is being doing by Woodlawn Foundation in collaboration with our community partners.
At each stop, participants will receive a “taste of Woodlawn” in the form of a bite-sized portion of some of Woodlawn’s most famous eats.
At the final stop, participants will pick-up their Sunday Dinner complete with a place setting, miniature flower arrangement, and ingredients for this year’s Signature Cocktail “Dancing in the Rain.”
Once home, participants log onto our live stream where a local Woodlawn DJ will bring the party straight to their homes. During this live event, we will have a cocktail making class with a Woodlawn resident, updates from a few of our partners, and we’ll tell you more about the work being done in the Woodlawn Community.