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The 10th annual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser is presented by Northern Trust and will take place March 6, 2014 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. The 2013 event surpassed all previous years with a record-breaking $950,000 raised to help support our mission. With your help, we can do even more in 2014.
The Magic Under the Mangroves™ fundraiser is a key source of revenue for Conservancy of Southwest Florida. All proceeds support the Conservancy mission to protect our water, land, wildlife and future in the region.
We achieve that effort through several initiatives such as sea turtle tracking and protection, wildlife rehabilitation, education programs for children, monitoring water quality and health as well as environmental protection through sound policy development.
Magic Under the Mangroves™ is one of the top events in Naples and attracts over 400 guests. This year, it will also serve as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
This year’s event will begin with cocktails, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Windows Catering will provide a delectable and sustainable dinner.
The live auction will follow dinner. Conservancy of Southwest Florida will also present its coveted “Eagle” award to honor a citizen that represents leadership in environmental protection and conservation.
Because Conservancy of Southwest Florida is committed to protecting our paradise, sustainable and green practices are a hallmark of the event.
The Conservancy takes extra care and effort to use materials that are friendly to the environment and this year, the eco-chic gala will utilize renewable resources and sustainable practices by:
- The use of fabrics and materials such as bamboo, sisal, potato starch
- Cuisine from certified green caterer Windows Catering
- Recycling and reducing waste
- Low energy lighting
- Limiting the use of paper promotional materials. Where paper is used, we are sensitive to employ “green” practices that include the use of:
- FSC-certified paper, a designation that forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.
- At least 30-percent recycled content
- Non-toxic soy inks
Patron Level guests will also be invited to experience the “magic” of the February 9th Patron Party at the private Keewaydin Club on Keewaydin Island. Sabadell Bank & Trust sponsors that event.
Click here to see the six different patron levels and the benefits that go along with each of them.
Lynne Shotwell is the chair of Magic Under the Mangroves™ this year. She and her family are longtime supporters of Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Lynne is very excited about this year’s event and delighted she is playing such a major part.
“I am proud to take on this role as chair of Magic Under the Mangroves. Since 2005, the event has raised over $4.3-million and it raised over $950,000 last year alone. That money is used to support the important works of the Conservancy, such as environmental policy, education, science and wildlife rehabilitation. I would also like to thank the sponsors of Magic Under the Mangroves 2014. Without them, this wonderful and beautifully orchestrated event would not be possible."
Northern Trust is once again the presenting sponsor of Magic Under the Mangroves™. As of August 27, 2013, other sponsors of the event include Gulfshore Life, Florida Weekly, Port Royal Jewelers, Hurley Travel Experts and NBC2 News.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Conservancy of Southwest Florida and help shape our future at the 2014 Magic Under the Mangroves™.
For more information about Magic Under the Mangroves™, call 239-403-4218.