Thank you to the sponsors, in-kind donors, volunteers, and guests who helped make our inaugural fundraising event, Dinner on the Pacific Plate, a resounding success.
The event, held on October 9th, started with a six different hikes led by local naturalists followed by a cocktail hour at the grove in Bear Valley. Guests were then treated to a gourmet trail dinner under the shelter of an elegant Zephyr tent. Our host, Doug McConnell, shared his passion for the park and guests were treated to a debut screening of Doug's film "Touching Nature" that presented how PRNSA's environmental education programs are bringing children, and especially underserved urban children, to the seashore. Brijeanae Foster, a 14-year-old summer camp participant from Vallejo, shared what her time at Point Reyes Summer Camp has meant to her life. The evening ended with an auction of five unique live auction items, including dinner for six at the Point Reyes Lighthouse catered by Manka's and Favia Wines. The beautiful autumn weather only added to a magical afternoon and evening that brought park supporters and stewards together to celebrate our magnificent seashore.
The $83,000 raised at the event will continue to help PRNSA support park programs that help maintain and protect wildlife habitats, trails, and historic sites in our amazing park and allow us to continue to build on our Seashore Explorer's Scholarship Program that this past year provided 650 scholarships to children from underserved communities to enjoy their first experience exploring nature in a national park. From all of us at PRNSA, we would like to thank the many individual donors and businesses that helped make this evening such a success and look forward to next year's event.
If you, or your business would like to be a sponsor, or provide an auction 'experience' in connection with the 2011 Dinner on the Pacific Plate, please contact:
Donna Faure, Development Director at (415) 663.1200 x 303, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU EVENT SPONSORS
Pierce Point Sponsors
Tom and Barbara Sargent
Abbotts Lagoon Sponsors
Betty Anne and Bill Carlin * Hanford ARC * Master Builders * Kirk Marckwald and Christine Desser
Limantour Beach Sponsors
Anonymous * Avocet Research Associates * Blue Waters Kayaking * Phillip and Pamela Bond * Terry and Zeo Coddington * Edwin, Henry and Nicole Clock * Michael Deverell * Green Girl Events * Gary Ireland and Elizabeth Zarlengo * Kamman Hydrology and Engineering * Kathleen and Charles Mills * Point Reyes Books * Rodoni Construction Company * Gregory Seal * The Old Point Reyes Schoolhouse Compound * Winzler & Kelly
Bear Valley Sponsors
Kate Baxter and Stan Gillmar * Bay Nature Magazine * Nancy and Joachim Bechtle * Winston Black, Jr. * Josephine Brownback * Cheda's Garage * Patricia Clothier * Ed and Nancy Connor * Cover Girls Upholstery * Ken and Ann Emanuels * Flower Power * Dick Grosboll * Steven Gunders * Thomas Harlan and Ruth Johnson * Dick and Rebecca Lemon * John and Diane Levy * McPhail's Fuel Company * Michael Green Consulting * Ralph and Eleanor Mihan * Northwest General Electric * James & Carolyn O'Hara * Jeanne Payne * Perry's Deli, Inverness * James and Margaret Pillsbury * Point Reyes Nation * Gordon Ray * Straus Family Creamery * John Sutherland and Monica Salusky * Paul and Gail Switzer * Toby's Feed Barn * Viewpoints * David and Mary Warnimont * West Marin Chamber of Commerce * Wilson, Markle, Stuckey, Hardesty & Bott * Zuma
Ane Carla Rovetta * Bart Hopkin, Musician * Bill Helsel Photography * Blue Waters Kayaking * Bobbie Belvel, Artist * Busy Bee Bakery * Carola DeRooy, Park Archivist/NPS * Cavallo Point * Cicely Muldoon, Superintendent/NPS * David Gans Photography * David Herlocker, Marin Open Space Naturalist * David Wimpfheimer, Naturalist/Board Member * Deutsch Design Works *Dr. Ben Becker, PCSLC/NPS * Dr. Sarah Allen, OSD/NPS * Drakes Beach Café * Ed and Bambi Schwartz * Edward Von der Porten * Five Brooks Ranch * Galen Leeds Photography * George and Sandy Curth * Heidrun Meadery * Hog Island Oyster Company * Indian Peach Food Company * Inverness Secret Garden Cottage * Iron Springs Pub & Brewery * Joan Hoffmann, Plein Air Artist * John Karachewski, Geologist * John Kelly, Director of Audubon Canyon Ranch * Jules Evens, Naturalist * Kathy Williams Photography * Laura Alderdice * Linda Mornell * Lorriane Parsons, Wetlands Ecologist/NPS * Manka's Inverness Lodge, and Margaret Grade and Daniel Delong * Mimi Robinson, Artist * Mornell Estates * National Park Service, Point Reyes * Nicholson Ranch Winery * Nick's Cove & Cottages Olema Druids Hall & Cottage * Osteria Stellina * Pam Ferrari Catering * Peter J. Bergen * Pey ~ Marin Vineyards * Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese & The Fork * Point Reyes Outdoors * Preston Vineyards * Robert Hass, Author/Poet * The Palace Market * The Poet's Loft * The Roasted Marshmallows * Toby's Coffee Bar * Toby's Feed Barn * Woodville Ranch * Zephyr Tents
Thank you to the following donors who generously donated to our Fund-a-Need program at the event. These funds will help us continue to provide over 650 scholarships to children from underserved communities to attend our environmental education programs.
Konrad Alt and Maureen Kennedy * Andrea and Doug Apatow * Peter Barnes * Mai-Liis and Donald J. Bartling *Mark Bartolini and Jasmina Etemovic * Jean Blomquist and Greg Kepferle * Allen and Sydne Bortel * Bill and Betty Anne Carlin * Julia Clothier * Michael G. Deverell * David Festa and Suzanne Burrows * Nancy Genn * Barbara Jay * Lynn and Ian Jefferson * Trish Johnson and Rigdon Currie * Jane and Mark Kriss * Robert and Mary Kroninger * David Loeb * Thomas and Deborah Loeb * Kirk Marckwald and Chris Desser * Richard and Mary Martin * William McClatchy * Gerald and Barbara Meral * Bill Moseley * Susan Muscatell * Michele O'Hara * Carlos and Rebecca Porrata * Martha and Alan Proctor * Ian Reeves and Robin Wright * Marty and P.J. Rosenthal * Subir and Mary Sanyal * Paul Schoos and Doreen Thawley * Frank and Lee Seidner * Mack Shaver and Holly Bundock * Judith Shaw* Suzanne C. Shelhart * Marjorie Smith * John Speh and Suzanne Harmon-Speh * Susie and Britt Stitt * John Vidosh and Kim Flannigan * Melissa and Leslie Yakel * Peter and Georgiana Wardle * Jack Williams and Bridget Devlin
Learn more about how Funds from Dinner on the Pacific Plate will help us protect and preserve our park and offer environmental education programs for children and adults, including scholarships that allow 650 children from underserved communities to enjoy their first experience exploring nature in a national park. (205 KB PDF)