NATURE AT NIGHT
A BENEFIT FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021
Tickets are now on sale for our highly anticipated party under the stars! Invite your friends and family to join at home or in-person at this year's Nature at Night annual benefit. A limited number of in-person tickets are available, so don't delay!
The evening will kick off with a Virtual Happy Hour for all ticket holders. Tables will be spread throughout our grounds on the boardwalk, trail, and parking lot with some tables under a tent cover and some under the stars. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed, and masks are required.
Strung with beautiful lights, our beloved Nature Center will come alive as we enjoy the ambiance, phenomenal food and drink, and good conversation with friends throughout the evening - all while celebrating and championing the critical conservation and environmental education programs shared with nearly 14,000 children per year.
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes was founded in 1966 as part of a grassroots movement to prevent the construction of a freeway through the Shaker Parklands. Each year, more than 140,000 walkers, runners, birders, and other nature lovers visit the Nature Center, and 14,000 children participate in nearly 30,000 hours of curriculum-related school programming.
The Nature Center is a 501c(3) organization & receives no tax dollars to support its operations, educational programming, & trail and habitat maintenance.
JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR
Please note in order to ensure the health & safety of our guests, arrival times will be staggered based on your ticket level purchase.
2600 SOUTH PARK BOULEVARD * CLEVELAND
HORS D'OEUVRES by Doug Katz, of chimi, amba, and zhug
SEATED DINNER by Spice Catering Co.
SPECIALTY DESSERTS & TREATS by Luna Bakery & Cafe
WINE SERVICE by the Wine Spot
CREATIVE COCKTAILS by Gigi's on Fairmount
We look forward to celebrating the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes with you. Whether you choose to join us just virtually or both virtually and in-person for a seated dinner under the stars, please help us support this special place in our community! All guests will have full access to the auction & donation platform.
* VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR *
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR PARTY PACKAGE
$125 PER HOUSEHOLD
Access to the Virtual Happy Hour and a special gift delivered to your home the day prior
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR REGISTRATION ONLY
* IN-PERSON EVENT *
We are excited to be back on-site at the Nature Center for this year’s benefit.
Dinner will be served at tables spread throughout the property on the boardwalk, trails, and in the parking lot,
with select tables under a tent cover and others in open air under the stars.
All COVID protocols will be followed.
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE ACCESS TO THE VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR,
SO GET DRESSED EARLY AND JOIN US FOR YOUR FIRST COCKTAIL FROM HOME!
$250 TRAILBLAZER TICKET
Reserved, covered seating for dinner at the Nature Center with entry and cocktails beginning at 6PM
$190 STARGAZER TICKET
Reserved, open air seating under the stars for dinner at the Nature Center with entry and cocktails beginning at 6:45PM
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN MANY WAYS
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Tickets include Virtual Happy Hour at 5PM followed by a seated dinner under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Nature Center.
In order to ensure the health and safety of our guests, arrival times will be staggered based on your ticket level purchase. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase.
SATURDAY, JUNE 5 | 5PM
Join us for a virtual happy hour to celebrate the Nature Center with a few familiar faces in the comfort of your own home.
Guests opting for the virtual happy hour only will have full access to the auction & donation platform.
NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL
Unable to attend in person?
Consider donating the money you may have spent on a new dress, bowtie, babysitter, or valet to support the Nature Center.
Households who cannot join us in person are encouraged to purchase Virtual Happy Hour Party Package to receive a special Benefit gift delivered to your home.
BID ON ITEMS, EXPERIENCES
Bid on a unique array of silent auction items and buy your annual raffle tickets. Every dollar spent on auction items and experiences directly to support the Nature Center.
Support our mission through various levels of giving before, during and after the virtual and in-person events. Visit bidpal.net/natureatnight for details or to contriibute. All proceeds benefit the Nature Center's environmental education programs and public grounds.
$2,500 - SUSTAINER
Provide vital support to help sustain our programs and keep our facilities operating
$1,000 - HABITAT HERO
Help maintain our 3+ miles of trails and 7 natural habitats
$500 - CLASSROOM STEWARD
Fund field experiences to inspire inner city students to become stewards of the Earth
$250 - SUPPORT-A-TEACHER
Provide educational resources to support teachers in their classrooms
$125 - VISITOR CHAMPION
Fund operational habitat restoration and interpretive efforts that enhance experiences in our outdoor classroom
We understand that times are hard right now for so many.
We appreciate any level of support - no amount of giving is too small.
LAURA DEAN, CATEY PETERS, MEREDYTH RALPH, LIBBY RAY & CHRISTINA RICKARD
APRIL & ADAM BAIN * LIZ & CHRIS BART * KRISTEN & JOHN BARTELS * ELAINE & BILL BETTER * ASHLEY & MICHAEL BOORSTEIN * TAELOR & TAYLOR BROWN * JOANNA & PETE CARFAGNA * MARCIE & MATT CARRIER * LAURA & CHRIS DEAN * SUSAN DELANEY * MARILYN & MARK EISELE * AMANDA FORT & TED APPLETON * MEG & CHRIS FUREY * ELLEN & MARK GENGER * BETH & ROB GILLESPIE * TIFFANY & JOSH GOLDSTEIN * MIKI & MATT GRABEN * ERICA & JOHN HARRINGTON * ALISON & RYAN HEIDER * CATHERINE & BRIAN HUNNICUTT * MEG & JED HUNTER * SARAH & JEFF KADLIC * KIM & RON LEIKIN * CATHERINE & ROB LEVY * TRACY & JOE MARKS * LAUREN & JEFF MARTIN * NEEMA & RYAN MAYHUGH * TROY MCCARTY & RAUDEL NAPOLI * ANNA MARIA & CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN * PETRA & MIKE MORAN * KATE & SEAN NAGEL * DENISE & DOUG NEARY * KASSIE & TIM NOVAK * MEG & JAY NYSTROM * KEELY O'BRYAN & DAVE LANDEVER * CATEY & PAT PETERS * MEREDYTH & JONATHAN RALPH * LIBBY & ABHI RAY * CRISTINA & NICK RENILLO * CRISTINA & JACK RICKARD * JENNIFER & JIM SAMMON * CHRISTINE & GARYN SHEETS * CARRIE & SCOTT SHELFER * SUZANNE & TY TAIGEN * INGRID TOLENTINO & JEFF POTTER * NICKY MURRAY TURCO * COURTNEY & DOMINIC VALENTINO * THERESA WALSH & RICHARD SCHLENK * NATALIE & STEVE WEIGAND * HEATHER & MIKE WEINGART *
list as of 4.14.2021
KAREN G. KIDWELL, board chair
JAMES T. DIXON, past chair
ERIN B. CONNELL, vice-chair of external affairs
JUSTIN M. CRONISER, secretary
JEF FOWLER, treasurer & vice-chair finance & audit
JEANNE V. GORDON, vice-chair of nominating & governance
GRAHAM P. HEARNS, vice-chair of capitol campaign
DANIEL A. WATERS, vice-chair of facilities & natural resources
SHERRI A. BARR
KATE D. BLASZAK
LEIGH H. CARTER
MARTHA A. CONNELL
LAURA H. DEAN
KIMBERLY H. DYER
BETH H. GILLESPIE
MEGHAN B. HUNTER
DAVID J. KAUFMAN
STEVEN D. KRESNYE
MICHAEL J. MORAN
KATE F. NAGEL
MEREDYTH J. RALPH
CARRIE B. SHELFER
MARJORIE M. DROLLINGER
CYNTHIA M. KLUG
CLARA T. RANKIN
SALLY R. SCHULZE, PH.D.
JULIE A. WEST
A. CHACE ANDERSON
WILLIAM G. BATCHELLER
DAVID C. FULTON, JR.
MARGARET R. GILTINAN
president & ceo
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