2021 gala

Western New York is home to incredible wildlife. Your support for this event will protect the forests, farms, meadows, and streams that we all call home.

 At this time the RSVP date has passed in order to receive a gift basket or attend the happy hour. You can still register for the auction or donate to a $20,000 challenge gift. 

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Raise your paddle for Mother Nature!

You don't need a ticket to participate in the auction. Browse and bid on exciting items today. Don't wait! The auction ends on September 22nd at 9pm. 


The Henry J. Kreher Conservation Award

Michael D Metzger


Volunteer of the Year Award

Jonathan Titus


Guests of Honor

Ami Greatbatch and Maddie Rose Pierce of the East Hill Foundation

Bonnie Lockwood

David Suggs of the Buffalo Ornithological Society

Jennifer Zeitler of Let’s Goat Buffalo

Honorary Co-Chairs

Aurora Supervisor, James J. Bach

Town of Aurora Board Member, Jolene Jeffe
Buffalo Councilmember, Mitch Nowakowski

Thank you to the Gala Committee: 

Committee Chairs: Gayle Hutton and Adam Francis

Steve Barber, Zandy Barrett, Lamont Beers, Larry Brickman, Matt Bubar , John Callahan , Jim Clark, Shelby Collins, Michael DiCamillo, Peggy Elliott, Deb Fenn, Kara Frisina, Theresa Gaglione, David Hahn-Baker, Spencer Jones, Spencer Lepsack, Grace Meibohm, Linda Meyer, Ellen Neumaier, Jajean Rose-Burney, Kyle Semmel, Nancy Smith, Kayla Stocking, Kyra Umrigar, Judy Weidemann, Angie Woodworth

Thank you to our event sponsors