Celebrating 15 Years of Cascadia Wildlands at Our Wonderland Auction
Saturday, December 14, 2013 6-10 p.m., EMU Ballroom (University of Oregon)
Eleven years in the making, our annual Wonderland Auction has become bigger and better every year, and this year’s soiree was no exception. A packed house enjoyed live jazz, incredible food and drink, and holiday cheer at this festive celebration.
First off, a big thank you to our sponsors, whose cash or in-kind donations made the event possible. Mountain Rose Herbs (our featured Wonderland Auction Sponsor at $5,000+), and the University of Oregon Outdoor Program ($1,000+) warrant a special shout-out. Thanks, also, to our additional dinner sponsors: Back to the Roots Landscaping, Ring of Fire, Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery, Eugene Weekly, Genesis Organic Juice, Kore Kombucha, Marché, Ninkasi Brewing, Coconut Bliss, Green Solutions Printing, and Vanilla Jills.
Secondly, we’d like to thank the nearly 200 businesses and individuals who donated a wonderful array of items (a record number of packages this year!) such as west coast getaways, fine art, handcrafted wood furniture, outdoor gear, wine, and much more for our silent and live auctions, allowing us to raise more than $33,000 to protect and restore endangered forests, rivers, and wildlife.
Last but certainly not least, we’d like to thank the many volunteers who came early and who stayed late, and who generally did whatever needed to be done to help make our event a success. As one of our business donors noted, he was so impressed with the general feeling of community and goodwill leading up to and following the event, as all our staff, board, volunteers, partners, and friends rallied to make the event happen.
If you missed out on being a donor or sponsor this year and/or are ready to be an "early bird" for 2014, please contact Camille Gullickson directly at 541-434-1463 or camille(at)cascwild.org, and she can tell you all about the benefits of donating or sponsoring.