DZ Restaurants Accepting Applications for Charitable Programs

Raising Dough and TWELVE are DZ Restaurants’ community fundraising programs

Saratoga Springs, NY December 22, 2011 – DZ Restaurants is currently accepting 2012 applications for both its community fundraising programs, Raising Dough at Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro and TWELVE at Chianti Il Ristorante.

Raising Dough and TWELVE are unique programs through which DZ Restaurants can give back to the community and support local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations on a monthly basis.

Since 2008 DZ Restaurants, in partnership with dozens of organizations, has contributed over $75,000 back to local charities and non-profits.

“We have been fortunate to partner with so many worthy, devoted and philanthropic organizations and through these Raising Dough and TWELVE events we have had great success in raising money for each individual cause.” said Bill Gathen, DZ Restaurants Director of Marketing “We recognize how challenging it is to secure funding as a local non-profit organization.  Our sincere hope is that through Raising Dough and TWELVE we can alleviate some of this pressure for these organizations.”

Non-Profit organizations interested in Pasta Pane’s Raising Dough Program can download an application at Non-Profit organizations interested in Chianti Il Ristorante’s TWELVE Program can download an application at

For additional information contact:

Bill Gathen
DZ Restaurants
PH – 518-583-1142   *

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DZ Restaurants is owned by David and Roslyn Zecchini. In 1998 David opened his first restaurant in downtown Saratoga Springs, the sophisticated and Northern Italian-themed Chianti Il Ristorante. Since then he and Roslyn have opened numerous regional restaurants including Forno Bistro and Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro and most recently a catering division of DZ Restaurants called DZ Catering.

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