Enchanted Evening is Stratford's signature fundraising event and annual celebration. This evening of generosity brings together individuals and organizations from all over central Ohio for a lively evening celebrating the impact of our mission while fueling the work of the future. 

This year's theme is Rooted in Community. We invite you to join us for this celebratory evening that serves as a crucial part in implementing our mission. We will have a lively reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, music, and live & silent auctions.

 If you'd like to learn more about how you or your organization can get involved in supporting the event, please contact Madison at [email protected]

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Whether it's giving your time, talents, or treasure, your support makes a profound and lasting impact on children, our community, and our environment when they need us most. Your generosity fuels Stratford's programs and provides life-changing experiences for people of all ages to connect with nature, where their food comes from and each other. 

 Donate to our Auction

Stratford promotes the urgent need for children, adults, and families to spend time together fostering relationships and making memories. We want to encourage our community to increase their collection of memories through an experience and consumable based live and silent auction. Donating an auction package means making memories while fueling our mission! Would you be willing to donate a special experience or auction item to help our cause?


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Select the "Donate an Item Now" button below to commit a donation to the auction by July 15th.

We welcome item donations!

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Spark joy in giving today!

Whether you're unable to attend an event or would like to make an additional contribution to our mission, we invite you to spark joy in providing lifechanging experiences to people of all ages at Stratford. As a nonprofit organization that does not receive any state or federal funding, we depend on the generosity of caring donors and volunteers to fuel our programs and living classroom that connects children to nature, their food, and each other.

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Stratford Ecological Center


Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065, USA

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