Lacawac's 50th Anniversary Legacy Dinner and Celebration
For 50 years Lacawac has been a resource for hundreds of thousands of students, collegiate faculty, local residents and visitors and vacationers to the region who come to Lacawac to enjoy its beauty and learn about the relationship between human beings and their environment. We hope that you will become part of the growing community who support our efforts and join us as a sponsor celebrating 50 years as a nonprofit! Lacawac’s Farm to Plate Dinner en Blanc will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sanctuary and we hope it to become our single largest fundraising event.
The event features cocktails and hors d’oevres on the first floor of the Historic Watres Lodge, live music, dinner under the stars and a silent auction. Dinner en Blanc will feature and highlight the culinary creations of Executive Chef Ben Sutter of the Settlers Hospitality Group, who’s innovative menus are shaped by the seasons, farms, pastures and producers of our region.
The philosophy of Settlers Hospitality Groups has basically been the same for the last 30 years, which is to use the best and most local ingredients that can find in the region. Chef Sutter’s cooking is marked by high contrasts in flavors. Dishes incorporate and touch as many of the savory, sweet, bitter, spicy categories as possible without being overwhelming.
Chef Sutter’s menus boast many farm-to-table and sustainable dishes. He knows the food needs to speak for itself. Chef Ben is pushing the limits of “farm-to-table” cuisine by utilizing methods like sous-vide to produce spectacular and innovative dishes.
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Sponsorship Opportunities / Silent Auction
Presenting Sponsor/Epicurean Sponsor: $2000
Wine Sponsor: $1,000
Cocktail Reception Sponsor: $1,000
Dessert Sponsor: $1,000
Culinary Sponsor: $750
Harvest Sponsor: $500
Seedling Sponsor: $250
For benefits associated with each level of support, refer to the sponsorship packet using the link below!
Dr. Craig Williamson, Miami University, Ohio Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar of Ecosystem Ecology. Dr. Williamson received his PhD from Dartmouth College and was a professor at Lehigh University before moving to Miami University in 2005. His early research was on trophic interactions involving zooplankton, but in the past 16 years his work has focused on the ecology of UV in alpine lakes worldwide. As part of his service to the scientific and global community, Craig serves on the United Nations Environrnent Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel on ozone depletion.
Dr. Susan S. Kilham, Drexel University Dr. Kilham received her PhD in Zoology and Oceanography from Duke University. She completed her post-doctoral at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. Following her postdoctoral studies, Susan Kilham, PhD was on the faculty at the University of Michigan 1972-1990. She came to Drexel University in January, 1991. She has extensive international experience in aquatic ecosystems and is the author of over 75 scientific publications. In the past decade, she has researched areas related to the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. She has been active in her career. She currently serves as a Trustee at Lacawac.
PLANNING COMMITTEE: Charlie Anderson (Lacawac Trustee), Mary Ellen Bentler (Lacawac Trustee, NBT Bank), Bob Eckstein (Lacawac Trustee), Jeanne Genzlinger (Settler's Hospitality Group), Emily Grillo (Bold Gold Media, Lacawac Trustee), Dr. Dale Holen (PSU Worthington), Charlotte Kuczynski, Craig Lukatch (Lacawac), Terri Marcellus (Settler's Hospitality Group), Anthony Santiago (Lacawac Trustee), Melanie Seagreaves (The Dime Bank), and Bonnie Taylor (Wayne Bank)
Lacawac Sanctuary Biological Field Station and Environmental Education Center 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel PA 18436 www.lacawac.org email@example.com - 570.689.9494