NATURE AT NIGHT
JUNE 3, 2023 | A BENEFIT FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
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, 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.
MAIN EVENT 6:30PM–11:00PM
NATURE AT NIGHT BENEFIT
Summer Party Attire. Valet Parking Available.
2600 South Park Boulevard | Cleveland
FOOD CHAIR · CHEF DOUGLAS KATZ
Luna Bakery & Cafe · Bridget Thibeault
J Pistone's Market & Gathering Place · Joan and John Pistone
Sophie La Gourmade · Bob Sferra
Zoma Ethiopian Restaurant · Zeleke Belete
Abundance Culinary · Fang Liu
Ephemeral · Mark Osgood & Alex Osgood
Saroj & Carlos · Rasul Welch
Poppy (A Salt Restaurant) · Jill Vedaa
Spice Hospitality Group · Ben Bebenroth
ZHUG · Cameron Pishnery
Luna Bakery & Cafe · Bridget Thibeault
On The Rise Breads and Pastries · Amy Maclean
The Honeybirch Bakehouse · Elan Hoenig
Wines Poured by the Wine Spot · Adam Fleischer
Speciality Drink by Gigi's · Gigi & Jim Patsch
We look forward to celebrating the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes with you. Please help us support this special place in our community!
We are thrilled to announce that tickets for our esteemed summer benefit, Nature at Night, are now available for purchase!
$275 TRAILBLAZER TICKET
($150 tax deductible)
Entry to the VIP Reception at 5:30PM, reserved seating, access to all local restaurant food stations and bars and new this year: you may choose to skip the lines and have a dedicated server bring you an array of food selections from our fabulous local food partners .
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss specific table requests.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN MANY WAYS
Bid on silent auction items. 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!
Indulge in a sensory adventure in the heart of America's Bourbon Country as you embark on a one-of-a-kind experience that combines culture, history, and, of course, delicious bourbon!
This unforgettable journey includes:
-A private customizable tour of bourbon distilleries and exclusive tastings of premium bourbons with transportation
-A luxurious 2-night stay at a downtown Louisville hotel, where you can relax and unwind after a day of adventure
-AND curated selection of premium bourbons to take home and savor
Don't miss your chance to experience the best of Kentucky's bourbon scene in one incredible package!
Support the Nature Center’s mission through various levels of giving.
All proceeds benefit the environmental education programs and public grounds.
Provide vital support to help sustain our programs and keep our facilities operating
Help maintain our 3+ miles of trails and 7 natural habitats
Fund field experiences to inspire inner city students to become stewards of the Earth
SUPPORT A TEACHER
Provide environmental education resources to support teachers in their classrooms
Fund habitat restoration and interpretive efforts that enhance visitor experiences
LAURA DEAN, COURTNEY NOVAK, CATEY PETERS, LIBBY RAY
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
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
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
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
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: email@example.com