Savannah Grant

Savannah Grant – Exclusively for Shady Grove Fertility Patients

In 2010, the Cade Foundation established the Savannah Grant, a family building grant that will provide support to Shady Grove Fertility patients pursuing IVF. This grant, specifically designated for a Shady Grove Fertility patient, is in honor of Savannah Caroline Pereira, a SGFC baby who tragically died in March 2010. All Shady Grove Fertility patients are eligible to receive the Savannah Grant, which will provide up to $10,000 in support for fertility treatment.

To apply for these grants, please submit an application for the Cade Foundation Family Building Grant. Shady Grove Patients will automatically be considered for a traditional Family Building Grant as well as the Savannah Grant.

In total the Savannah Fund has raised more than $126,000 to celebrate Savannah’s memory and to support families struggling with infertility. To date the Savannah Grant has supported 7 families and there are now 5 Savannah Grant babies! Please visit the the Savannah Memorial Fund to give support.

Savannah Grant Recipients:

2011- Pete and Jenny Genovese- Frederick, MD 

2012- James and Kathleen Goffaux- Phoenix, MD

2013- Jonothan and Adele Paarlburg- Montgomery Village, MD

2014- Jacob and Brittany Hall- Hopewell, PA

2015- Cara and Adam Pugh- Sykesville, MD

2015- Nathan and Traci Reeves- Martinsville, VA

2016- Sonya and Mark Trice- Smithburg, MD

In Support of Savannah's Fund
A Family Building Grant for The Cade Foundation
Thursday, September 29th 2016
6:00pm - 10:00pm
875 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Please join us for the 5th Annual Savannah's Night Out, a fundraising event for Savannah's Fund! Savannah's Fund is dedicated to providing a $10,000 grant annually to families struggling with infertility so that they may afford the cost of fertility treatments and have the opportunity to experience the joys of parenthood.  Savannah's Night Out will feature a Silent Auction and Raffle, and **SPECIAL GUEST BRIAN VANDER ARK**
Brian Vander Ark of the Verve Pipe fame who has played for us every year and is well-know for their "Freshman" #1 hit single - 
- Live Steel Drums by Ron Emrit
- Hors d'oeuvres/Dinner/Cocktails/Local Craft Beer
- Sunset over the Washington Monument
And much more! Hotel Accommodations Available

Need overnight accommodations? "Paul Hastings firm" discounted room rates are available at the following hotels:
  • Sofitel Hotel | 806 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • Hilton Garden Inn | 815 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Can't attend but still want to support? If you are unable to attend, but wish to learn more about, or donate to, Savannah's Memorial Fund, please  visit for more information.  *A small fee is charged by Eventbrite for online ticket purchases. However, $40 of each purchased ticket is tax deductible. 

Savannah's Memorial Fund was established through the Tinina Q Cade Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization that provides information and financial support to help families OVERCOME infertility!

Savannah's Night Out, or SNO, is named for our first daughter, Savannah Caroline Pereira, who was born on April 30, 2009 and died tragically in an accident on March 9, 2010. Savannah loved her music and people, attending music classes at just 8 months of age and shaking her mariaches and dancing at every opportunity. She also loved her food and joined us for Valentine's Day dinner at Vidalia Restaurant in DC with Owner Jeff Buben and Chef Michael Nevarez. We were blessed with Savannah and all the love and joy she brought us and others because we could afford the medical treatments required to overcome our infertility issue. Others are not so fortunate.

We decided after her death to honor and celebrate her life and love by starting Savannah's Fund to give $10,000 annual Savannah Grants to others who cannot afford the medical treatments without our help. Savannah never got to celebrate her first birthday or go out to a live music show with us, so we decided to start Savannah's Night Out as her posthumous birthday night out and fundraising celebration.

SNO is a great opportunity to enjoy a tax-deductible gourmet meal, several hours of live music, and meet some great people from all walks of life while helping bring children into the world of deserving couples who otherwise could not afford the medical treatments they require to have children. To date, Savannah Grant recipients have had 6 children thanks in part to funds raised at past SNO events!  Of all the things you can spend one evening doing this May, this one is up there in terms of what life is about. Helping others, good times, good food, good music, good people.