2019 Land Conservancy Gala

The Land Conservancy invites you to join us at our 5th Annual Gala on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

The gala will take place in the elegant Grand Ballroom at Templeton Landing, overlooking Buffalo’s vibrant waterfront.

This year’s Gala will be a celebration of the incredible accomplishments of the Land Conservancy and its members. The Gala will include a reception with music, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar with beer, wine, and cocktails. The reception will be followed by a fabulous dinner and dessert.

After dinner, we will honor several exceptional Land Conservancy supporters, including: Dr. Franklin and Linda Myer as Guests of Honor; Judy Wiedemann as the Volunteer of the Year; and the founders and executive director of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper as the Henry J. Kreher Conservation Awardees.

Our 2019 Gala will also feature an exciting live auction. Check back soon for details about the tempting prizes…

To attend the gala…
Reservations are $160 per person or $220 for patrons who will be recognized in the printed program. Please wear semi-formal attire. Check back this summer for information about purchasing your tickets online.

The Land Conservancy would love for your business to sponsor the 2019 Gala. All sponsors will be highlighted on the invitation, event signage, our website, our social media pages, and in press releases.

Depending on your sponsorship level, your business will receive complimentary tickets to attend the Gala as well as additional recognition opportunities:

  • Main Event Sponsor: $7,500
    Your business name mentioned as the main sponsor in all event communications.
    A full color page on the back cover of the event program.
    Complimentary tickets for up to 16 guests (two full tables of eight).
  • Platinum Sponsors: $2,500
    A full color page in the event program.
    Complimentary tickets for eight guests (one full table).
  • Gold Sponsors: $1,000
    A full black-and-white page in the event program.
    Complimentary tickets for four guests.
  • Silver Sponsors: $500
    A half black-and-white page in the event program.
    Complimentary tickets for two guests.
  • Bronze Sponsors: $250
    A quarter black-and-white page in the event program.
    Complimentary ticket for one guest.

Your business may also purchase a table for eight at $1,120. Since tickets to attend the Gala will cost $160 per person, this is a discount equivalent to one free ticket. You may also purchase any number of individual tickets at $160 each, or purchase patron tickets at $220 each. Patrons and those who purchase tables will be recognized in the printed program.

Your sponsorship of the Gala can also help with your outreach efforts. In 2018, our Gala had 250 attendees. Your sponsorship will be announced through our printed event program, mailed invitations, signage, press releases, and social media. The Gala invitation will be sent to at least 1,000 Western New Yorkers, including representatives from local governments, businesses, and other organizations in our community.

Donations to the Land Conservancy are tax deductible. If you would like to be a Gala sponsor, please mail your check made payable to the Western New York Land Conservancy along with your sponsor form to P.O. Box 471, East Aurora, NY 14052-0471. You may also pay for your sponsorship online at wnylc.org/donate. The deadline to participate as a sponsor and receive recognition on the Gala invitation is Friday, July 19, 2019. Content for the event program can be emailed to info@wnylc.org.