Spring Wildflower Gala
About the Gala
The Spring Wildflower Gala, the Preserve’s largest fundraiser, has become the area’s premier harbinger of spring. The black-tie and muck-boots event occurs each year at the end of April. The Moore Pavilion in the Preserve’s front meadow is transformed into an elegant party venue. Guests have the opportunity to explore the stunning spring wildflower beauty of the Preserve with magical evening woodland walks along the trails, to savor a gourmet, seated dinner featuring spring-themed ingredients, to engage in spirited live and silent auctions and to dance the night away.
Funds raised at 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.
Tickets for the Spring Wildflower Gala become available in March. This year's event will be held April 28, 2018.
Critical to the success of the gala and supporting the work done at the Preserve are our wonderful Gala Sponsors. For information about 2018 Gala sponsorships, please contact Development Director Kellie Westervelt at 215.862.2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of Spring Wildflower Gala Sponsorship
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Each year a wonderful committee of volunteers and members of the Preserve staff put the gala together.
Contact the Preserve at 215.862.2924 for more information on attending, sponsoring or donating auction items to the Spring Wildflower Gala.
Tickets will be available in March.
2017 Gala Sponspors
Marian and Ken Disken
Tricia and Scott Reines
Addison Wolfe Real Estate
Joyce and Bob Byers
Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Mark and Sue Eveland
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jim and Christina Greenwood
David and Jacqui Griffith
Alison and Richard Hargreaves
Ray and Sue Hurst
Michael Richardson & Lawrence Booth of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Reality
NJM Insurance Group
Dr. Robert and Christine Reilly
I.E. Shaffer & Co.
Uehling Wealth Management
Susan and Paul Atkinson
Barbara and Jay Belding
Borden, Perlman, Salisbury and Kelly
Bill and Evie Cagney
John and Andrea Carber
Bonnie Chang and Robert T. Hsu
Dr. Jeanne L. DeMoss
Betsy and Joe Falconi
Kathy and Ted Fernberger
Finkles – The World’s Most Unusual Supply House
The First National Bank of Newtown
Fox Rothschild LLP
Vivian and Michael Francesco
Friend of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Robert Goodwin and Joseph Demchur
Allison and Andy Hamilton
Peggy and Bill Hecht
Sally and Richard Henriques
Christopher and Lynn Holzner
Lori Hoppmann - Edward Jones Investments
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Ford Hutchinson
The Inn at Bowman's Hill
Kale’s Nursery and Landscape Service
John and Barbara Lehman
The Living Earth – New Hope Home & Garden Shop
Patricia Ludwig and Laurence Popowich
Hugh A. Marshall Landscape Contractors, Inc.
McCaffrey's Food Markets
Carroll Molloy Realtors
Pregmon Law Offices
Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Parlee
Princeton Hydro, LLC
Progressive Painting, Inc.
Seasons Garden Center
Sterling Advisors – John Affleck
Jane M. Yeuroukis