Carol Howard
Rev Executive Director
Methodist Health Foundation



INDIANAPOLIS–March 7, 2017–Rev, a Methodist Health Foundation event, presented by Fifth Third Bank, is excited to announce that US Foods chef Penny Davidi and Food Network Star Malcolm Mitchell have joined the event’s growing list of featured talent.

Kicking off the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Rev is a fun night of music and entertainment while mingling with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and racing legends. Its mission is to raise funds and awareness for Indiana University Health statewide trauma programs, including those who provide care for drivers and patrons at the Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Davidi, a California native and mother of two, grew up learning the art of cooking from the women in her family and used that as inspiration for her innovative recipes. “Being a mother and a TV personality, it is very important to me that my children see that what I do is so much more than just cooking on TV,” said Davidi. “Any time I can give back to a community, a charity or a cause, I am thrilled to do it. When given a talent you have to, in addition to taking care of your own needs, do things to better the world, however that may be.”

Davidi will concoct driver-inspired cuisine alongside Food Network Star Season 8 finalist Mitchell, who is returning for his third year supporting Rev. A “classically trained chef with an urban touch,” Mitchell turned his passion for cooking and entertaining into a career as a personal chef and caterer for sports teams, politicians and entertainers. “I’m thrilled to be part of this wonderful event for a third year,” said Mitchell. “This is one of the biggest parties with a purpose that I’ve ever been part of, and I’m proud to support Indiana University Health trauma programs.”

This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 6 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the full 2017 Rev restaurant list, ticket information and sponsorship information, visit

About Methodist Health Foundation

Methodist Health Foundation champions the mission of Indiana University Health by supporting the adult hospitals of the Indianapolis Academic Health Center that are dedicated to improving the health of  patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. For more information, visit

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $144 billion in assets and operates 1,191 full-service Banking Centers, including 94 Bank Mart® locations, most open seven days a week, inside select grocery stores and 2,541 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth and Asset Management. Fifth Third also has an 18.3% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2016, had $305 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858.  Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

About the Partnership

IU Health Methodist Hospital and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have a relationship dating to the racetrack’s earliest days and, like the Indianapolis 500, are poised to move forward for years to come. From the hospital’s first motorized ambulance in 1910 to the first liftoff of the LifeLine helicopter in 1970 to today, IU Health Methodist Hospital and IMS have worked together to promote the safety of race car drivers and Hoosiers alike. As we approach the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Rev, a Methodist Health Foundation event, is a celebration of the continued partnership between these influential Hoosier institutions.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, it will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options. 


INDYCAR is the governing body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America, and the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder, which includes: Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda. INDYCAR events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by long-term and broad-reaching partnerships with ABC and NBCSN. INDYCAR is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel and chassis component tethers, chassis enhancements, advanced aerodynamic bodywork kits, high-definition in-car cameras and E85 ethanol fuel.