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NATURE AT NIGHT

JUNE 1, 2024 | A BENEFIT FOR THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

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We look forward to celebrating the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes together with you for a wonderful night under the stars featuring dedicated local restaurant partners. Please help us support this special place in our community!
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes was founded in 1966 as part of a grassroots movement to prevent the construction of a freeway through the Shaker Parklands.

Today, the Nature Center continues to be a destination for local birders, nature enthusiasts, adults, and families who seek a safe and engaging outdoor experience, and is free and open to the public year-round.

The Nature Center is a 501(c)3 organization and receives no tax dollars to support its operations, educational programming, and trail & habitat maintenance.

Event Details
TRAILBLAZER RECEPTION 5:30PM
MAIN EVENT 6:30PM–11:00PM

NATURE AT NIGHT BENEFIT

Summer Party Attire. Valet Parking Available.

NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES

2600 South Park Boulevard | Cleveland

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Benefit Co-Chairs
ANDREW CLIFFORD & BAILEY WELLS

Our Featured Food Partners:

CULINARY CHAIR · CHEF DOUGLAS KATZ

TRAILBLAZER RECEPTION
Ephemeral · Chef Mark Osgood
Luna Bakery & Café · Bridget Thibeault
The Rice Shop · Eddy Keating


DINNER
Abundance Culinary · Liu Fang
Cordelia · Chef/Partner Vinnie Cimino
EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute, Chef Brandon Chrostowski
FrankieLynn Hot Dogs · Rachel Ventura and Chef Lloyd Foust
Kiln · Chef Cameron Pishnery
Spice Hospitality Group · Ben Bebenroth

DESSERT
Luna Bakery & Café · Bridget Thibeault
Sophie La Gourmande · Chef Bob Sferra


DRINKS
The Wine Spot · Adam Fleischer
Specialty Drink by Gigi's · Gigi & Jim Patsch
Verbena Free Spirited · Molly Cheraso

We look forward to celebrating the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes with you. Please help us support this special place in our community!

Ticket info

TICKET INFORMATION

We are thrilled to announce that tickets for our beloved summer benefit, Nature at Night, are now available for purchase!

Tables will be spread throughout the Nature Center on the boardwalk, Stearns Trail entrance area, and in the parking lot. Select tables in open air under the stars, with some under tenting in the event of inclement weather.

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$275 TRAILBLAZER TICKET

($150 tax deductible)

Entry to the Trailblazer Reception at 5:30pm, reserved seating, exclusive VIP menu items, access to all local restaurant food stations and bars. Included this year: you may choose to skip the lines and have a dedicated server bring you an array of food selections from our fabulous local food partners.

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$195 STROLLING TICKET

($100 tax deductible)

Entry at 6:30pm, access to high-top and café tables, access to all local restaurant food stations and bars.

This event is SOLD OUT!

There will be tables of varying sizes. You can list seating preferences on the ticket website.
Please contact Lauren Kodish at lauren@meredithcampevents.com to discuss specific table requests.

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Introducing: the Inaugural Community Spark Award

The Nature Center's Community Spark Award will be presented at Nature at Night! The award recognizes a partnership that amplifies the Nature Center's mission and impact through community leadership with a shared passion for the environment, education, and stewardship for the future.

Show Your Support

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT IN MANY WAYS

Nature Center benefit
ATTEND

SATURDAY, JUNE 1
5:30PM Trailblazer Reception
6:30-11PM Main Event

Due to popular demand, tickets are SOLD OUT!

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BID & BUY

SILENT AUCTION
Unable to attend? You can still bid and donate!

Bid on silent auction items. Every dollar spent on one-of-a-kind items and experiences will directly support the Nature Center.

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Benefit
BARCELONA RAFFLE!

Value: $12,000+
Donors: Kate and Rick Blaszak

Create lifelong family memories and enjoy up to 10 nights in a luxurious and newly-renovated condo in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain.
This 4-bedroom condo sleeps 9 comfortably, includes full household amenities and wraparound rooftop patio with amazing views. The package also includes $2,500 to be used towards airfare and entertainment on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

FUND-A-NEED

Support the Nature Center’s mission through various levels of giving.
All proceeds benefit the environmental education programs and public grounds.

$2,500
SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION

$1,000
HABITAT HERO

$500
CLASSROOM STEWARD

$250
EDUCATION SUPPORTER

$125
VISITOR EXPERIENCE ADVOCATE

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EVENT CHAIRS

LAURA DEAN, COURTNEY NOVAK, CATEY PETERS, LIBBY RAY

HOST AND BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Adam & April Bain * Liz & Chris Bart * Kristen & John Bartels * Meredith & Scott Camp * Joanna & Pete Carfagna * Marcie & Matt Carrier * Laura & Christopher Dean * Susan Delaney * Kathryn & Sam Duvall * Meg & Chris Furey * Erica & John Harrington * Alison & Ryan Heider * Catherine & Brian Hunnicutt * Kristin & Steve Lasky * Catherine & Robby Levy * Amy & Dylan MacLean * Tracey & Joseph Marks * Lauren & Jeff Martin * Troy McCarty & Raudel Napoli * Kate & Sean Nagel * Courtney & Michael Novak * Kassie & Tim Novak * Keely O’Bryan & Dave Landever * Katie & Michael Panzica * Catey & Pat Peters * Libby & Abhi Ray * Cristina & Nick Rennillo * Cristina & Jack Rickard * Jennifer & Jim Sammon * Christine Sheets * Suzanne & Tyler Taigen * Ingrid Tolentino & Jeff Potter * Courtney & Dominic Valentino * Natalie & Steve Weigand

list as of 4.6.2022

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

KAREN G. KIDWELL ∙ BOARD CHAIR
MEGHAN B. HUNTER ∙ CHAIR ELECT
JAMES T. DIXON ∙ PAST CHAIR
ERIN B. CONNELL ∙ VICE-CHAIR, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
JUSTIN M. CRONISER ∙ SECRETARY
JEF E. FOWLER ∙ TREASURER & VICE-CHAIR, FINANCE & AUDIT
JEANNE V. GORDON ∙ VICE-CHAIR, NOMINATING & GOVERNANCE
GRAHAM P. HEARNS ∙ AT-LARGE
DANIEL A. WATERS ∙ VICE-CHAIR OF FACILITIES & NATURAL RESOURCES
TERRI WADE-LYLES ∙ VICE-CHAIR, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sandeep Bhatia
Kathryn D. Blaszak
Leigh H. Carter
Martha A. Connell
Thomas A. Danford
Laura H. Dean
Beth H. Gillespie
Douglas A. Katz
David J. Kaufman
Stephen D. Kresnye
Michael J. Moran
Kate F. Nagel
Meredyth J. Ralph
Carrie B. Shelfer
Terri Wade-Lyles

HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES

Cynthia M. Klug
Clara T. Rankin
Sally R. Schulze, Ph.D.
Julie A. West

AFFILIATE TRUSTEES

Petra Moran
Victoria Mills
Brianna Treleven
Tres Roeder

ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION TRUSTEES

A. Chace Anderson
Cynthia Bassett
William G. Batcheller
David C. Fulton, Jr.
Margaret R. Giltinan

Kay Carlson
President & CEO

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS

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BNY Mellon Wealth Management ∙ Cirrus Wealth Management ∙ Deloitte ∙ Edward Jones Investments ∙ Woodland Design ∙ UBS Financial Services Inc. - Cynthia Bassett & John Egan ∙ Gail & Jim Arnold ∙ Peter & Rita Carfagna ∙ Harry & Mary Ann Carlson ∙ Clearstead ∙ Graham & Kerianne Hearns ∙ Jackson Lewis PC ∙ Meredith Camp Events LLC ∙ Marge & Dan Moore ∙ Nordson ∙ studio Chartreuse ∙
List as of 4.11.2022

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