Magic Under the Mangroves

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Save the Date

Magic Under the Mangroves

Thursday, March 2

Please save the date for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2023 Annual Gala.

5:30 PM at the Conservancy Nature Center

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For patron opportunities, please call 239.403.4200 or email magic@conservancy.org.

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Patron Levels and Benefits

MAGIC PACKAGE - $50,000
  • March 2, 2023 main “Magic Under the Mangroves” event benefits:
    • Seating for 16 people (2 tables) in prime location
    • VIP Parking
  • Recognition as a major supporter at the event
  • Limousine service to and from gala or VIP Parking
  • Guided behind-the-scenes private tour of the Conservancy Nature Center, including the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, with the President and CEO

 

CYPRESS PACKAGE - $35,000
  • March 2, 2023 main “Magic Under the Mangroves” event benefits:
    • Seating for 12 people in prime location
    • VIP Parking
  • Recognition as a major supporter at the event
  • Guided behind-the-scenes private tour of the Conservancy Nature Center, including the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, with the President and CEO

 

CANOPY PACKAGE - $25,000
  • March 2, 2023 main “Magic Under the Mangroves” event benefits:
    • Seating for 10 people in prime location
    • VIP Parking
  • Recognition as a major supporter at the event
  • Guided behind-the-scenes private tour of the Conservancy Nature Center, including the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, with the President and CEO

 

WHITE MANGROVE PACKAGE - $15,000
  • Seating for 8 at “Magic Under the Mangroves” event on March 2, 2023
  • Recognition in the event catalog

 

BLACK MANGROVE PACKAGE - $10,000
  • Seating for 6 at “Magic Under the Mangroves” event on March 2, 2023
  • Recognition in the event catalog

 

RED MANGROVE PACKAGE - $6,500
  • Seating for 4 at “Magic Under the Mangroves” event on March 2, 2023
  • Recognition in the event catalog

 

BUTTONWOOD PACKAGE - $3,500
  • Seating for 2 at “Magic Under the Mangroves” event on March 2, 2023
  • Recognition in the event catalog

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS - $750 EACH
  • Tickets will be available after Feb 7, 2023

For information on purchasing a patron package, please email magic@conservancy.org or call 239.403.4200

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2023 Magic Committee

Chairs: Toni & Charlie Mueller

Mrs. Edie Andrew

Mrs. Emily Caraco

Mrs.  Susan Dalton *

Mrs.  Kimberly Darr

Mrs. Linda Diaz

Mrs. Linda Flewelling

Mrs. Linda Grijalva

Mrs. Donna Hall

Mrs. Robin Hamilton  *

Mrs. Jerri Hoffmann

Dr. Judith Hushon

Mrs. Linda Koehn

Ms. Teri Kuhn

Mrs. Maureen Lerner  *

Mrs. Katrina Lundmark-Kash  *

Mrs. Robin McClanathan

Mrs. Toni Mueller

Mrs. Linda Orlans

Mrs. Louise Ost

Mrs. Jane Pearsall

Mrs. Candy Raveis

Mrs. Anne Rubin

Mrs. Sue Schulte

Mrs. Lynne Shotwell  *

Mrs. Jenny Sutton

Mrs. Debra Tagliaferro

Sharon von Arx

Mrs. Patti Wagner

Mrs. Carol Walter

Dr. Cynthia Weston

Mrs. Nancy White  *

* Indicates past Magic Under the Mangroves chairs

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History of Magic

Magic Under the Mangroves™ began as the 40th anniversary celebration for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. In 2004, a group of concerned community leaders created the event to both celebrate and support the protection of Southwest Florida’s unique natural environment and quality of life.

Under the leadership of past chairpersons Sue Dalton, Maureen Lerner, Nancy White, Jeannie Smith, Lynne Shotwell, William Boyajian, Carol Dinardo Robin Hamilton, Katrina-Lundmark Kash, Terry and Bob Edwards, and current chairs, Toni and Charlie Mueller, Magic Under the Mangroves™ has grown to be one of the top charitable events in Southwest Florida.

The 2022 Magic Under the Mangroves™ event raised over $2.1 million, a sizeable portion of the Conservancy's annual operating budget.

All proceeds support the Conservancy’s mission to protect Southwest Florida’s unique natural environment and quality of life…now and forever.

The money funds programs that protect our water, our land, our wildlife and our future, including:

  • Reaching thousands of local students through Environmental Education
  • Satellite tracking Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles to study their movements in the Ten Thousand Islands and surrounding waters
  • Saving thousands of acres of wetlands to protect water supplies and wildlife habitat
  • Funding policy team members who advocate for land conservation in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties
  • Promoting best practices in the region to strengthen water quality and restore degraded marine habitats
  • Ensuring the region has a strong and consistent voice in Tallahassee and Washington to ensure Everglades restoration addresses issues in Southwest Florida
  • Providing food and medicine for more than 4,000 animals that were admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital
  • Purchasing equipment for water quality monitoring and estuary research projects
  • Acquiring mapping software to help plan best growth management practices
  • Securing mobile electronic devices, computers, and cameras for research and policy field projects
  • Supporting 26 interns annually across the organization
  • Ensuring transportation for educational field trips and injured wildlife
  • Supplying vital tools for one of the longest continuous loggerhead sea turtle research programs in the country.
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