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NATURE AT NIGHT: A VIRTUAL BENEFIT

Thank you for attending our beloved, strolling street party turned VIRTUAL fundraising experience. During this challenging time, you attended our virtual happy hour, donated, and shared in our efforts to grow our educational and environmental initiatives and helped build our outdoor classroom.

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

Shaker Lakes
DONATE

100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

We are still accepting donations. Any amount, no matter how small, can make a difference.

Cleveland nonprofit
ZOOM HAPPY HOUR

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.

Silent auction
SILENT AUCTION

THE AUCTION IS NOW OVER!

100% of proceeds were given to the Nature Center's mission and restoring our beloved public trails and habitats. Thank you to those who donated items!

FUND-A-NEED

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE, SPONSORS, AND PARTNERS

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

SPONSORS

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 * FREISS * LEIKIN MOTOR COMPANIES * LUNA BAKERY & CAFE * MEDICAL MUTUAL OF OHIO * ROYAL LANDSCAPE GARDENING, INC. * SPICE CATERING CO. * WELLSPRING FINANCIAL ADVISORS * THE WINE SPOT

BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS

KATE NAGEL * MEREDYTH RALPH * CRISTINA RICKARD * CARRIE SHELFER * INGRID TOLENTINO

HOST AND BENEFIT COMMITTEE

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

WE WILL MISS SEEING YOU IN PERSON THIS YEAR AND APPRECIATE YOU RALLYING AROUND THE NATURE CENTER WITH US DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME!
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