NATURE AT NIGHT

JUNE 5, 2021 | A BENEFIT FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Thank you for supporting the most anticipated party under the stars this past Saturday, June 5, 2021.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting Nature at Night, the annual benefit for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Whether you attended the benefit in person with us, bid on silent auction items and experiences, or donated, you make our mission a reality each and every 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.

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THE BENEFIT IS OVER - BUT YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER

Nature Center benefit
NATURE AT NIGHT BENEFIT PHOTOS

Did you attend the benefit? View photos from our in person seated dinner under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Nature Center.
Photography by Laura Dempsey.

Nature at Night benefit
DONATE BY AUGUST 31 AND DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

Thanks to the generosity of the Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation, ALL donations over $100 given to help us reach the finish line and close out our capital campaign will be matched 100% - up to $100,000! Donate by August 31 to double your gift.

FUND-A-NEED

Support our mission through various levels of giving. Visit bidpal.net/natureatnight for details or to contribute. 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 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.

EVENT CHAIRS

LAURA DEAN, CATEY PETERS, MEREDYTH RALPH, LIBBY RAY & CHRISTINA RICKARD

HOST AND BENEFIT COMMITTEE

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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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
TERRI WADE-LYLES

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES

MARJORIE M. DROLLINGER
CYNTHIA M. KLUG
CLARA T. RANKIN
SALLY R. SCHULZE, PH.D.
JULIE A. WEST

AFFILIATE TRUSTEES

CAROLINE BORROW
VICTORIA MILLS
TRES ROEDER
BRIANNA TRELEVEN

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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THE MARKS
FAMILY

DAN & MARGE MOORE

CARRIE & SCOTT SHELFER

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PETER & RITA CARFAGNA * HARRY & MARY ANN CARLSON * CIRRUS WEALTH MANAGEMENT * CLEARSTEAD * JACKSON LEWIS P.C. * THE KIDWELL FAMILY * LEE & CAROLINE WEINGART * NORDSON CORPORATION FOUNDATION * MEREDITH CAMP EVENTS * STUDIO CHARTREUSE * WELLSPRING FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS* List as of 6.10.21.

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

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THE BENEFIT IS OVER - BUT YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER

Nature Center benefit
NATURE AT NIGHT BENEFIT PHOTOS

Did you attend the benefit? View photos from our in person seated dinner under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Nature Center.
Photography by Laura Dempsey.

Nature at Night benefit
DONATE BY AUGUST 31 AND DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

Thanks to the generosity of the Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation, ALL donations over $100 given to help us reach the finish line and close out our capital campaign will be matched 100% - up to $100,000! Donate by August 31 to double your gift.

FUND-A-NEED

Support our mission through various levels of giving. Visit bidpal.net/natureatnight for details or to contribute. 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 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.

EVENT CHAIRS

LAURA DEAN, CATEY PETERS, MEREDYTH RALPH, LIBBY RAY & CHRISTINA RICKARD

HOST AND BENEFIT COMMITTEE

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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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
TERRI WADE-LYLES

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES

MARJORIE M. DROLLINGER
CYNTHIA M. KLUG
CLARA T. RANKIN
SALLY R. SCHULZE, PH.D.
JULIE A. WEST

AFFILIATE TRUSTEES

CAROLINE BORROW
VICTORIA MILLS
TRES ROEDER
BRIANNA TRELEVEN

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

____________________________

THE MARKS
FAMILY

DAN & MARGE MOORE

CARRIE & SCOTT SHELFER

____________________________

____________________________

PETER & RITA CARFAGNA * HARRY & MARY ANN CARLSON * CIRRUS WEALTH MANAGEMENT * CLEARSTEAD * JACKSON LEWIS P.C. * THE KIDWELL FAMILY * LEE & CAROLINE WEINGART * NORDSON CORPORATION FOUNDATION * MEREDITH CAMP EVENTS * STUDIO CHARTREUSE * WELLSPRING FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS* List as of 6.10.21.

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

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