In AWE of You! Gala Funds Nature for All

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AWE Gala Raised $350,000 to Expand the Experiences in Nature, for All

 The October 5, 2019 AWE Gala was whimsical + wildly fun, and a success, thanks to everyone who participated!

Through the support of our gala sponsors, attendees, auction donors + bidders + volunteers, you helped Nature Collective raise $350,000 to expand the experiences we offer in nature, for all.

Above: Doug Gibson, Nature Collective Executive Director with Exclusive Presenting Sponsors for AWE Gala: Ann Dunne + Anthony Cerami

A whimsical butterfly stilt walker greeted AWE guests at the entrance to Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.

“We had a fabulous time and we are in awe of all you do,” shares Annie (lower right).

Group selfie! We enjoyed reconnecting with longtime supporters and making new connections at AWE Gala.

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In your own words, Love Letters to Nature were written on postcards at the entry to our festive event. These selections represent the emotions, the experiences, that inspire us to reach even more people to connect, experience, and protect nature now and always:

Dear Nature,

“You have mended my broken heart, captured my imagination, challenged me beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you, I owe you so very much. I love you.”

“You are my church.”

“Thank you for touching my mind with curiosity and wonder, my heart with joy in your beauty, and my soul with your inspiration and awe. You are such a blessing in my life!”

“With gratitude for trees. You fill my soul.” 

“The path through nature is always a great one, I love you!”

“What a wonderful world it is with you as my constant, consistent source of peace.”

In love, we become nature’s greatest steward and advocate.

We thank you for joining us in our journey! It was awesome to celebrate together with longtime and new friends in support of a world where access to nature is now more important than ever.

Having an AWE-Some Time at AWE Gala

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR $100,000
Anthony Cerami + Ann Dunne Foundation for World Health

PLATINUM SPONSOR $50,000
John + Elizabeth Leonard Family Foundation

GOLD SPONSORS $10,000
ACS Habitat Management
Flatiron – Skanska  – Stacy & Witbeck
Ki’s Restaurant

SILVER SPONSORS $5,000
Dowling & Yahnke
Ellen Fales + Randy Roberts
Las Olas
Marathon Construction
Paul Worthington
SDG&E

BRONZE SPONSORS $3,000
Belmont Village
Dane Soderberg & Associates
Dudek
Gillingham Water
Greystar
Gordon + Leslie Monteath
Nicolle Selby Thomas + Jeff Thomas

Nature Collective exists to drive a passion for nature, for all. We believe that if we help people discover a passion for nature, they will want to protect and value everything it has to offer.

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