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Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom at 5:30 pm!


We invite you to join us Saturday, June 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for a fantastic dinner catered by A La Heart at the newly remodeled Friedman Center in Santa Rosa. Come celebrate and share stories with Sonoma County’s environmental leaders and passionate community members. A La Heart will be serving a delicious three-course meal focused on locally grown, healthy ingredients.

***SOLD OUT***

If you have already RSVP’d and received confirmation from our staff but need to pay online, please email for the link to our online purchasing page.

Thank you for your interest in joining us and please stay tuned for our 2018 Gala next year! 

Sponsorship/Ticket Levels:

Platinum $2,500 (10 tickets/1 tables) | Gold $1,000 (8 tickets/1 table) | Silver $500 (4 tickets) | Bronze $300 (2 tickets)

General Admission Ticket Levels:

Advance General Admission $70 (before June 1st) | General Admission $90 (after June 1st)

Environmental Leadership Awards:

Dick Day Community Activist Award: June Moes

Upstream Swimmer Award: Caryl Hart

Bill Kortum Innovative Leader Award: Denny Rosatti

Young Environmental Activist of the Year Award: Jazmín Gudiño

NEW! 2017 Sonoma County Ernestine I. Smith “Environmentalist of the Year” Award: Teri Shore — Sponsored and Presented by the Sonoma County Conservation Council

A Huge Thank You to our Early Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Former Senator Noreen Evans and Guy Conner

Service Employees International Union, Local 1021

Board President Neal Fishman and Maxene Spellman

Board Member Janis Watkins and Warren Watkins

Rick Theis and Carolyn Johnson

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR)


Gold Sponsors:

Congressman Jared Huffman

Assemblymember Jim Wood

Former Assemblymember and Board Chair Michael Allen

421 Group, Inc.

Citizens for Safe Neighborhoods

SOAR / Russian River Adventures

Fishman Supply Company, Petaluma

Lozeau Drury LLP, Oakland

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3

Silver Sponsors:

Senator Mike McGuire

Board Member Jane Nielson and Howard Wilshire

Arnie Feldshar

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center -(OAEC)

David Schonbrunn-TRANSDEF

Robert and Paula Brent

Marc and Jeanie Kahn

Thera and Don Buttaro

Vice Mayor, Jack Tibbetts, City of Santa Rosa

Supervisor David Rabbitt, District 2

Jean Schulz

Bronze Sponsors:

Bonnie Berkeley and William Smith

CAFE Board Member Sara Sharp Goldstein

Beth and Hugo Martinez

Mayor Jake Mackenzie and Barbara Mackenzie

Sonoma Coast Surfrider

Matt and LaRee Maguire

Greenbelt Alliance

Padi Selwyn and Reuben Weinzveg

Sebastopol City Council-Member Sarah Glade Gurney

Ted Eliot

Lucy Kortum

Santa Rosa School Board Trustee and SCCA Board Member Ed Sheffield

Nancy and Willard Richards

Janice Cader-Thompson and Jerry Thompson

Connie Codding

Petaluma Mayor David Glass and Vice-Mayor Teresa Barrett

Sonoma County Water Coalition

Mayor Deb Fudge

Nell Kneibler

Margaret Spaulding

Chris Brokate

Janie Castles and Barry Bussewitz

Save SF Bay

Louisa Leavitt

Sonoma County Gazette

Councilmember Chris Rogers, City of Santa Rosa

Maddy Hirshfield and Former Mayor Janet Orchard, City of Cotati

Sonoma County Democratic Party

Marjorie Helm and Chip Atkin

Board Member Anne Seeley

Board Member David Keller and Alison Marks

Summit State Bank

Supervisor Susan Gorin, District 1

Andrew T. McCormick, DDS

Lance and J Barlas

Former Council Member Gary Wysocky

Santa Rosa School Board Member, Jenni Klose

Maalama Watershed Alliance

Council Member, Julie Combs, City of Santa Rosa

Council Member, Chris Coursey, City of Santa Rosa

North Bay Bohemian

Daphne Smith

Summit State Bank

Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel

Wine sponsors include:


Event Information:

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Friedman Event Center – Santa Rosa (4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 | Click HERE for Map)