NATURE AT NIGHT: A VIRTUAL BENEFIT
The coronavirus has impacted everyone in profound ways, and because of this, we have made the decision to adapt our beloved, strolling street party to a VIRTUAL fundraising experience. During this challenging time, your support is more important than ever. We hope you will join us to support our community gem!
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes' mission to connect people with nature remains so relevant, as evidenced by the record number of visitors seeking clarity and calm during the recent uncertainty in our world. Through our most difficult times, the necessity of nature and how it enriches our lives becomes even more apparent. The parklands have been a refuge for us all, providing a healthy and safe way to leave home and connect with family and ourselves as we unwind and find solace outside of our homes.
Each year, more than 40,000 walkers, runners, birders and other nature lovers visit the Center and 14,000 children participate in nearly 30,000 hours or curriculum-related school programming.
"The Nature Center has given so much to so many, and now, it is our time to give back."
- Cristina Rickard, benefit co-chair
Proceeds benefit the Nature Center's environmental education programs and public grounds.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN FOUR WAYS
100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Donate your admission purchase to the Nature Center! Consider including the dollars you may have spent on a new dress or bowtie, babysitter, or valet to support the Nature Center.
SATURDAY MAY 30 | 7:30PM
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the happy hour and toast on ZOOM on May 30. It was wonderful seeing your faces online and we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, and ordered food from our community partners.
THE AUCTION IS LIVE!
100% of proceeds will go directly to
support the Nature Center's mission and restoring our beloved public trails and habitats.
In lieu of a Raise the Paddle, support our mission through various levels of giving before, during and after the Zoom Happy Hour. Help the Nature Center continue its mission at one of the following levels:
$2,500 - SUSTAINER
Provide vital support to keep our facilities operating
$1,000 - TRAILBLAZER
Help maintain our 3+ miles of trails and 7 natural habitats
$500 - OUTDOOR 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.
INGRID TOLENTINO & JEFF POTTER
CARRIE & SCOTT SHELFER
BROUSE MCDOWELL LPA * HARRY & MARY ANN CARLSON * CLEARSTEAD * CYNTHIA BASSETT / UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. * JOHN HANNON/EVARTS TREMAINE * JACKSON LEWIS P.C. * KIDWELL FAMILY * MCGREGOR * MEREDITH CAMP EVENTS LLC * STUDIO CHARTREUSE * TOM TURCO / DELOITTE
JOHN AND KRISTEN BARTELS FAMILY * CMH ACCOUNTING * JILL & JED DAVIES * DOUGLAS KATZ, Zhug * GALVIN THERAPY CENTER / KARA BROGAN * GIGI'S ON FAIRMOUNT * LEIKIN MOTOR COMPANIES * LUNA BAKERY & CAFE * ROYAL LANDSCAPE GARDENING, INC. * SPICE CATERING CO. * WELLSPRING FINANCIAL ADVISORS * THE WINE SPOT
KATE NAGEL * MEREDYTH RALPH * CRISTINA RICKARD * CARRIE SHELFER * INGRID TOLENTINO
ROXANNE & MARK BAIN * KRISTEN & JOHN BARTELS * ELAINE & BILL BETTER * ASHLEY & MICHAEL BOORSTEIN * TAELOR & TAYLOR BROWN * MARCIE & MATT CARRIER * LAURA & CHRISTOPHER DEAN * SUSAN DELANEY * MARILYN & MARK EISELE * MEG & CHRIS FUREY * ELLEN & MARK GENGER * BETH & ROB GILLESPIE * TIFFANY & JOSH GOLDSTEIN * MIKI & MATT GRABEN * MEG & JED HUNTER * CATHERINE & BRIAN HUNICUTT * SARAH & JEFF KADLIC * KIM & RON LEIKIN * NEEMA & RYAN MAYHUGH * PETRA & MIKE MORAN * KATE & SEAN NAGEL * DENISE & DOUG NEARY * MEG & JAY NYSTROM * KEELY O'BRYAN & DAVE LANDEVER * DOROTHY AND DAN MOULTHROP * CATEY & PAT PETERS * MEREDYTH & JONATHAN RALPH * LIBBY & ABHI RAY * CRISTINA & JACK RICKARD * JENNIFER & JIM SAMMON * CHRISTINE & CARYN SHEETS * CARRIE & SCOTT SHELFER * SUZANNE & TY TAIGEN * INGRID TOLENTINO & JEFFREY POTTER * NICKY MURRAY TURCO * THERESA WALSH & RICHARD SCHLENK * HEATHER & MIKE WEINGART *
as of 5/4/2020