Wildlife Center of Virginia Annual Gala

November 02, 2019 5:30 - 10:00 pm

Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA, USA

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The 2019 Wildlife Center Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening's activities will include:

* A cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception, hosted by some of the Center's education animals. It's a great "up-close" opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the Center's staff and famous wildlife ambassadors.

* A Silent Auction, featuring wonderful and unique items, from inexpensive delights to breathtaking jewelry and original art. Items will include luxury "night-on-the-town" and travel packages ... the works of talented artisans and crafters ... and gifts for kids and kids-at-heart.

* A Live Auction featuring great travel packages, jewelry, artwork ... and more!

The proceeds of the evening are critical to the Center's vital work. Through the generous support of gala sponsors, donors, and participants, the Wildlife Center is able to:

* Treat injured, ill, and orphaned native wildlife from all over Virginia - from bear cubs to barn owls, chipmunks to bald eagles. In 2018 alone the Center cared for 3,162 animals;

* Present environmental education programs to thousands of children and adults;

* Offer Critter Cam, a live online camera that allows wildlife enthusiasts to watch Bald Eagles, Black Bear cubs, Great Horned Owls, and other wildlife patients; and

* Serve as a teaching hospital for veterinary health-care professionals from across the United States and around the world.

The evening is black tie optional.

For information about the 2019 Gala, please contact Kristen Sluiter at gala@wildlifecenter.org.


A limited number of rooms for both Friday and Saturday nights are available at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel at a reduced rate of $183/night. Please contact the hotel at 540.885.4848 by September 30, 2019, and reference our event for reservations.



Black Bear ($5,000)

Lona Wilson


 Bobcat ($2,500)

Joe Ahlgren & Marian Urnikis

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil B. Armstrong

Dr. Lucky & Sabrina Garvin


 Peregrine ($1,000)

Dottie Bohatch

Phebe Cambata

Lee & Jane Campbell

Leroy & Cora Collins

Lila Davis

Bill Easton & Janine Higgins

Janet S. Hensley & Peter J. Coppolino

Karen & Paul Laski

Mr. Richard S. Luckett and Ms. Sharon Logan

Phillip & Christina Updike

Linda J. Vetter


 Kestrel ($500)

Wayne & Jody Boswell

Ms. Susan D. Boyd & Mr. Bruce Schmid

Sarah Brunson

D. Poynter & Co., Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mandrick

Mr. and Mrs. John Matherly

MaryŠ Rowan

Ms. Susanne Singer

K.T. and Mary Elizabeth Vaughan

Eriky Yery

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The Wildlife Center of Virginia
Questions? Please contact Kristen Sluiter


Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA, USA

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