Autumn in the Valley Gala
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Join the friends and family of Carpenter Nature Center for an evening of fun for a good cause. It’s a memorable dinner, raffle, silent and live auction, and is Carpenter’s most important fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from this event directly go towards supporting environmental education programs for youth, protecting wildlife habitat in both MN and WI, and providing nature-based recreation opportunities for the community.
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
Register for the Gala & Online Auction
Cost of Attendance
$95 per person
Early Bird Special
$110 per person
If purchased after August 11
*Contributions are tax deductible excluding the value of each seat. FMV of one seat is $60.00.
or complete and send-in our Gala Ticket & Sponsorship Form.
Online Auction Registration
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 2023 Donation and Sponsor Request Form.
We are currently seeking item donations for our silent auction fundraiser. To donate an item, please contact Erika at email@example.com or (651)-437-4359, or mail in the 2023 Donation and Sponsor Request Form.
Auction Item Ideas and Guidelines:
- New items, no used please
- 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 2023