Spring Wildflower Gala
About the Gala
The Spring Wildflower Gala, the Preserve’s largest fundraiser, is the area’s premier harbinger of spring. The annual black-tie and muck-boots event transforms the The Moore Pavilion in the Preserve’s front meadow into an elegant party venue. Guests explore the stunning spring wildflower beauty of the Preserve with magical evening woodland walks along the trails, savor a gourmet, seated dinner featuring spring-themed ingredients, engage in spirited live and silent auctions, and dance the night away.
Funds raised from the event go towards operating expenses and, in addition, each year there is a special theme to which guests have the opportunity to contribute. One recent theme, Regeneration of the Wild, supported rejuvenation of our front entrance by creating a meadow where a wooded area was badly damaged by a microburst windstorm in 2016. Wild about Meadows funded the Preserve’s expansion of its community outreach and education programming with a Pocket Habitat Program for local schools and libraries. Other gala themes have helped to restore forests and trails at the Preserve following hurricanes Eileen, Lee, and Sandy. Funds were raised to build a new pond after repeated flooding caused the old pond to be filled with silt. A bird observation platform was funded to support education about the critical habitat in our watershed for nesting and migrating birds. With gala funding, a new butterfly trail was created with plantings and signage to illustrate the symbiotic relationship between native butterflies and flora. The gala is a party that truly improves the Preserve property, its plant collection, visitor experience, and educational programs.
Reservations for the 2019 Spring Wildflower Gala will be open in March. Check back soon for more details on the 2019 Gala. Thank you for your interest and support!
Each year, the Preserve's Spring Wildflower Gala features both live and silent auctions to support the Preserve and that gala's theme. Last year, gala proceeds helped to repair the deer exclusion fence, the Preserve's only line of defense against deer enter the Preserve and destroy our living collection.
Critical to the success of the gala and supporting the work done at the Preserve are our wonderful Gala Sponsors. For information about 2019 gala sponsorship, please contact Development Director Kellie Westervelt at 215.862.2924 or email@example.com.
Benefits of Spring Wildflower Gala Sponsorship
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Each year a wonderful committee of volunteers and members of the Preserve staff plan the gala.
2019 Gala Sponsors
Ray and Sue Hurst
NJM Insurance Group
Scott and Tricia Reines
Rick and Flo Celender
Michael and Vivian Francesco
Robert Goodwin and Joseph Demchur
Richard and Sally Henriques
John and Barbara Lehman
David and Sandy Marshall
Jim and Shauna Pearsall
The Rampe Family
Alfred and Jane Wolin
First National Bank of Newtown
Jay and Barbara Belding