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Gala & Silent Auction – Oct. 18, 2022

October 18 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Brooklake Country Club

2022 GSA Gala Event
You are cordially invited

Great Swamp Watershed Association’s Gala Celebration & Silent Auction

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Brooklake Country Club
139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Join us for an evening of good food and drink, spirited mingling, and browsing and bidding at our popular silent auction at our biggest fundraising event of the year! This year’s Gala keynote speaker, Olivia Carpenter Glenn, will provide a timely overview of the important topic, Environmental Justice. As Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Equity in Region 2 of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ms. Glenn will shine a light on the inequity that exists in New Jersey and the entire country when it comes to clean water and a healthy environment.

The Gala falls on the precise 50th anniversary of The Clean Water Act, the nation’s first comprehensive legislation protecting water quality by ending the culture of dumping raw sewage and untreated industrial waste into our waters. This dramatically improved the health of the waterways in the United States, but there is more work to be done to protect communities around the country and in our region to demand equal justice and access to clean water for all.

 


5 PM VIP Reception  |  6 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction  |  7:30 PM Dinner & Keynote Speaker


JOIN US AT THE VIP RECEPTION –
Purchase a VIP Premier Ticket to attend this a private reception. Enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres prior to the start of the Gala event. Scroll down to purchase tickets by October 4.

COCKTAILS, SILENT AUCTION, DINNER & SPEAKER – The annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction is our biggest and most exciting fundraising event of the year! The evening will include a lively cocktail hour, a delicious dinner banquet, our expansive and renowned silent auction, and a keynote presentation by Olivia Carpenter Glenn. The Silent Auction goes live October 12 – be sure to come back at that time for the link to browse & bid on over 100 unique items. Scroll down to purchase tickets by October 4.

BECOME A GALA UNDERWRITER – Gala Underwriter Opportunities are Available! Strong underwriter support will assure this annual fundraising event is a big success which helps us continue our important work of water quality monitoring, education, land stewardship, and advocacy. Underwriters are listed on our website and linked to your website (see below) and receive additional benefits outlined here:  Download form. To fully participate as an underwriter, the deadline is Tuesday, September 27.

PURCHASE GALA CELEBRATION WINE PACKAGES & ADVERTISING – Show your appreciation to friends, customers, or clients by choosing a Celebration Wine Advertising Package. Your advertisement will be prominently displayed throughout the event and you will also be listed on our website as a supporter of our mission. You may also opt to advertise without the additional wine package. Download form. The deadline for wine packages and advertising opportunities is Tuesday, October 4.

DONATE TO OUR POPULAR SILENT AUCTION – Our online silent auction has a great reputation! Your donation is an opportunity to promote your business to people near and far while demonstrating your commitment to clean water and a healthy environment. The auction goes live October 12 and is visited by hundreds of enthusiastic bidders!  Download form. The deadline to make a silent auction donation is Tuesday, October 4.

 

Cannot attend but wish to support GSWA and the environment?
Click to:
Donate In Lieu of Attending

Questions
Contact Val Thorpe at 973-538-3500 / VThorpe@greatswamp.org

 

Thank you to our generous 2022 Gala Underwriters
(to date)

When looking for a business to support, please consider these champions of the environment!

 

Great Blue Heron Underwriter

New Jersey American Water

 

Bald Eagle Underwriters

Atlantic Health System

 

Black Bear Underwriters

Avelino Law

Eagle Cliff Real Estate Partners
BASF
Agi & Matt Krauser

Valley Bank

Lisa & David Welsh

 

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:

Venue

Brooklake Country Club
139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Organizer

Val Thorpe
Phone:
973-538-3500
Email:
vthorpe@greatswamp.org
Website:
www.greatswamp.org

Tickets

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Table of 10
Purchase a table of ten for you and your family, friends, or business colleagues to join in the fun! Join us at 6 PM.
$ 2,500.00
Unlimited
VIP Premier Ticket
Mix and mingle prior to the start of the Gala at our special VIP Cocktail Hour with drinks and gourmet appetizers starting at 5 PM
$ 500.00
Unlimited
Benefactor Ticket
With the purchase of a Benefactor Ticket, your name will be displayed at the event as a supporter of GSWA and the environment. Join us at 6 PM.
$ 300.00
Unlimited
Individual Ticket
Enjoy cocktails and appetizers and check out our silent auction followed by dinner and a presentation by our keynote speaker. Join us at 6 pm.
$ 250.00
Unlimited
Young Professionals Ticket
New this year, we are offering tickets to our young professionals at half the price of an individual ticket. Join us at 6 PM to meet the GSWA staff and the other Gala attendees.
$ 125.00
Unlimited