Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit

2017 ELA Benefit Dinner is a Great Success

Audubon Connecticut thanks you for supporting the birds and wildlife of Connecticut

Thank you to those who attended our 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit dinner on April 12, 2017, those of you who sent in gifts or words of encouragement, and those of you who participated in our Online Auction or contributed funds in support of program priorities during the dinner itself.

The evening was spectacular and it was an honor to celebrate this year's conservation championsnational environmental leader Gina McCarthy, wildlife photographer and writer Melissa Groo, and Lesley & Bill King of Back 40 Farm Group. The evening was filled with good food, good company, and great conservation!

The attendees had a unique opportunity to observe live raptors and honey bees up close, enjoy video streams from our new Osprey Cam and of a Fox Den, and view the Pop-up Art Gallery with photographs by Melissa Groo. The food this year was local, sustainable, and inspired by Back 40 Farm Group.

The Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit, and your contributions, provide crucial support for the work that Audubon does on behalf of birds, wildlife, and people across the state of Connecticut. And, because of your support, the event was a resounding success!

We look forward to deepening our engagement with you! Please continue to explore our website and discover our Centers and Sanctuaries in Connecticut. Thank you for your commitment to the protection of birds and other wildlife, nature, and the environment.

We hope to see you soon!

To view more images of this special event, scroll down the page.

To view the 2017 ELA Journal, select here.

Honoree Gina McCarthy at the 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit Dinner. Photo: Serendipity Magazine
Table arrangement donated by McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center in Greenwich, Connecticut (2017 ELA Benefit Dinner). Photo: Serendipity Magazine
A Northern Saw-whet Owl from Audubon Sharon (2017 ELA Benefit Dinner). Photo: Serendipity Magazine
Youth volunteers at the 2017 Environmental Leadership Awards Benefit Dinner. Photo: Serendipity Magazine

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

The Ashforth Company

JPMorgan Chase

McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center

Serendipity

Shreve, Crump & Low

Two Roads Brewing Co.

Val's Putnam Wines & Liquors

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