NATURE AT NIGHT

JUNE 4, 2022 | A BENEFIT FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

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We look forward to celebrating the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes together with you for a wonderful night under the stars featuring dedicated local restaurant partners. Please help us support this special place in our community!
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.

After a successful, multi-year capital campaign concluded in 2021, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is looking ahead. With all-new outdoor infrastructure and features, visitors and students
alike are more deeply engaging with nature throughout our outdoor classroom, exploring and learning through extensive hands-on observation of science and nature, while making lasting memories.

Today, the Nature Center continues to be a destination for local birders, nature enthusiasts, adults, and families who seek a safe and engaging outdoor experience, and is free and open to the public year-round.

The Nature Center is a 501(c)3 organization and receives no tax dollars to support its operations, educational programming, and trail & habitat maintenance.

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VIP RECEPTION 5:30PM
MAIN EVENT 6:30PM–11:00PM

NATURE AT NIGHT BENEFIT

Summer Party Attire. Valet Parking Available.

NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

2600 South Park Boulevard | Cleveland

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Our Featured Heights Food Partners:

VIP RECEPTION

Luna Bakery & Cafe - Bridget Thibeault
Adun Spice Company - Ramat Wiley
ZHUG - Dougas Katz


DINNER

Farmer's Feast - Rasul Welch
Scorpacciata Pasta Co - Peter Reuter
Spice Hospitality Group - Ben Bebenroth
ZHUG - Yurany Echeverry
Zoma Ethiopian Restaurant - Zeleke Belete
Dessert by Luna Bakery & Cafe and On The Rise Breads


DRINKS

Wines poured by The Wine Spot - Adam Fleischer
Speciality Drink by Gigi's - Gigi & Jim Patsch
Beer by Sibling Revelry

We look forward to celebrating the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes with you. Please help us support this special place in our community!

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TICKET INFORMATION

We are thrilled to announce that our esteemed summer benefit, Nature at Night, is now SOLD OUT, thanks to the enthusiastic response of our community of supporters.

Add your name to the waiting list below, as we may release a handful more tickets.

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$250 TRAILBLAZER TICKET

($125 tax deductible)

VIP Reception at 5:30pm, reserved seating,
access to all local restaurant food stations and bars

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$195 STARGAZER TICKET

($100 tax deductible)

Entry at 6:30pm, access to high top tables and unreserved café tables, access to all local restaurant food stations and bars

There will be tables of varying sizes. You can list seating preferences on the ticket website.
Please contact Lauren Kodish at lauren@meredithcampevents.com to discuss specific table requests.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN MANY WAYS

Nature Center benefit
ATTEND

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
5:30PM VIP Reception
6:30-11PM Main Event

Purchase your ticket to attend. Eat, drink and celebrate under the stars at the Nature Center.

Nature at Night benefit
BID & BUY

BID ON ITEMS, EXPERIENCES
& MORE

Bid on silent auction items and buy your raffle tickets. Every dollar spent on one-of-a-kind items and experiences will directly support the Nature Center. Unable to attend? You can still bid and donate!

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Benefit
“GO GREEN!” RAFFLE

Purchase $100 Raffle Tickets for a chance to win $5,000! Limited to 150 tickets!

FUND-A-NEED

Support the Nature Center’s mission through various levels of giving.
All proceeds benefit the 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 environmental education resources to support teachers in their classrooms

$125 - VISITOR CHAMPION

Fund habitat restoration and interpretive efforts that enhance visitor experiences

We understand that times are hard right now for so many.
We appreciate any level of support - no amount of giving is too small.

EVENT CHAIRS

LAURA DEAN, COURTNEY NOVAK, CATEY PETERS, LIBBY RAY

HOST AND BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Adam & April Bain * Liz & Chris Bart * Kristen & John Bartels * Meredith & Scott Camp * Joanna & Pete Carfagna * Marcie & Matt Carrier * Laura & Christopher Dean * Susan Delaney * Kathryn & Sam Duvall * Meg & Chris Furey * Erica & John Harrington * Alison & Ryan Heider * Catherine & Brian Hunnicutt * Kristin & Steve Lasky * Catherine & Robby Levy * Amy & Dylan MacLean * Tracey & Joseph Marks * Lauren & Jeff Martin * Troy McCarty & Raudel Napoli * Kate & Sean Nagel * Courtney & Michael Novak * Kassie & Tim Novak * Keely O’Bryan & Dave Landever * Katie & Michael Panzica * Catey & Pat Peters * Libby & Abhi Ray * Cristina & Nick Rennillo * Cristina & Jack Rickard * Jennifer & Jim Sammon * Christine Sheets * Suzanne & Tyler Taigen * Ingrid Tolentino & Jeff Potter * Courtney & Dominic Valentino * Natalie & Steve Weigand

list as of 4.6.2022

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

KAREN G. KIDWELL ∙ BOARD CHAIR
MEGHAN B. HUNTER ∙ CHAIR ELECT
JAMES T. DIXON ∙ PAST CHAIR
ERIN B. CONNELL ∙ VICE-CHAIR, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
JUSTIN M. CRONISER ∙ SECRETARY
JEF E. FOWLER ∙ TREASURER & VICE-CHAIR, FINANCE & AUDIT
JEANNE V. GORDON ∙ VICE-CHAIR, NOMINATING & GOVERNANCE
GRAHAM P. HEARNS ∙ AT-LARGE
DANIEL A. WATERS ∙ VICE-CHAIR OF FACILITIES & NATURAL RESOURCES
TERRI WADE-LYLES ∙ VICE-CHAIR, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sandeep Bhatia
Kathryn D. Blaszak
Leigh H. Carter
Martha A. Connell
Thomas A. Danford
Laura H. Dean
Beth H. Gillespie
Douglas A. Katz
David J. Kaufman
Stephen D. Kresnye
Michael J. Moran
Kate F. Nagel
Meredyth J. Ralph
Carrie B. Shelfer
Terri Wade-Lyles

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES

Cynthia M. Klug
Clara T. Rankin
Sally R. Schulze, Ph.D.
Julie A. West

AFFILIATE TRUSTEES

Petra Moran
Victoria Mills
Brianna Treleven
Tres Roeder

ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

A. Chace Anderson
Cynthia Bassett
William G. Batcheller
David C. Fulton, Jr.
Margaret R. Giltinan



Kay Carlson
President & CEO

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS

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BNY Mellon Wealth Management ∙ Cirrus Wealth Management ∙ Deloitte ∙ Edward Jones Investments ∙ Woodland Design ∙ UBS Financial Services Inc. - Cynthia Bassett & John Egan ∙ Gail & Jim Arnold ∙ Peter & Rita Carfagna ∙ Harry & Mary Ann Carlson ∙ Clearstead ∙ Graham & Kerianne Hearns ∙ Jackson Lewis PC ∙ Meredith Camp Events LLC ∙ Marge & Dan Moore ∙ Nordson ∙ studio Chartreuse ∙
List as of 4.11.2022

For more details on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rob Sikora, Director of Development: sikora@shakerlakes.org

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