Make it Count is a foundation started by Adrianne Calvo, inspired by her sister, Jennifer, who passed away at 19 years old due to cancer. She always said “Make it Count.” In 2007, Adrianne along with her friends/staff of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, began to sponsor events for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Susan G Komen, and for the American Cancer Society. Every year, Adrianne visits St. Jude Hospital in Memphis during the holiday season to cook for the patients and families. The idea is to inspire young people to “Make it Count” and to help those who are less fortunate. This sort of endeavor has welcomed the participation into so many more charitable events and fundraisers. Her charitable efforts have been at the fore-front of this outreach and have garnered yearly participation in FLIPANY’s “Chefs up Front”, The Black’s Annual Gala benefiting at risk kids, Common Threads, Verizon’s 4G for Charity and The March Of Dimes. In recognition for her time, efforts and charitable contributions, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital honored Adrianne and “Make it Count” at their annual Stars and Angels Gala.