SoDel Cares holds 4th Annual Fundraiser on Nov. 16

 Matt Haley, founder of SoDel Concepts, is the inspiration behind SoDel Cares, which was created to honor his memory and support the community. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Matt Haley, founder of SoDel Concepts, is the inspiration behind SoDel Cares, which was created to honor his memory and support the community. SUBMITTED PHOTO


SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, will hold its fourth annual fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Fish On in the Villages of Five Points, Lewes. 

SoDel Cares was created after the death of Matt Haley, the company’s founder, in 2014. Haley, a noted philanthropist, was the recipient of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award.

“We started SoDel Cares to honor Matt and to uphold his vision,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, which has 10 restaurants along the coast, as well as Plate Catering. “Our annual event not only raises funds for the charity, but it also gives our team members, customers, vendors, neighbors and area businesspeople the chance to remember Matt and reflect on his remarkable legacy.”

The event will feature light fare, an extensive silent auction and music by the Shore Jazz Trio. Admission is $50 per person.

SoDel Cares’ primary mission is to support and strengthen the community in which SoDel Concepts does business. The hospitality group’s coastal restaurants extend from Lewes to Fenwick Island.

Over the years, the nonprofit has made contributions to organizations that help children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly. Beneficiaries have included the Rehoboth Beach Boys & Girls Club, the Harry K Foundation and Pathways to Success. To date, SoDel Cares has given almost $300,000 to area charities.

“Of all of our accomplishments and awards since Matt’s passing in 2014, we at SoDel Concepts are most proud of SoDel Cares,” Kammerer said. “Improving our community is at the heart of everything we do.”

To donate an auction item, contact Jack Temple at jack@sodelconcepts.com. To purchase tickets, go to www.sodelcares.com/2018tickets. For more information, call Fish On at 302-645-9790 or go to www.sodelconcepts.com.