Sponsorships & Auction Item Donation

The Autumn in the Valley Gala would not be possible without the support of generous donors and event sponsors. Sponsors receive recognition prior to and following the event, as well as the opportunity to reserve event seats for the onsite gathering. To become an event sponsor, please Register Online or send in a completed 2022 Donation and Sponsor Request Form.

We are currently seeking item donations for our silent auction fundraiser. To donate an item, please contact Erika at erika@carpenternaturecenter.org or (651)-437-4359, or mail in the 2022 Donation and Sponsor Request Form.

Auction Item Ideas and Guidelines:

  • Themed gift baskets
  • Nature or outdoor themed items
  • Gift cards to local restaurants and businesses
  • Unique experiences or trips
  • New or Like-New items

Item donations accepted until end of August 2022

Event Schedule

4:00 pm          Social Hour with Open Bar, Cart Tours, and Live Music

6:00 pm          Program and Live Auction

7:00 pm          Dinner catered by Lake Elmo Inn

7:30 pm           Silent Auction Close

8:00 pm          Check-out available

Carpenter Nature Center respects the privacy of its donors and does not disclose, sell, or exchange donor information to or with any person or any other entity unless required by law. We will, however, list donor names in the recognition rolls of the annual report and in a limited number of our other publications, unless a donor has chosen to make a gift anonymously.