Green-Tie Gala

Thanks to an abundance of community support, we are pleased to announce the Green-Tie Gala is SOLD OUT

You are invited to the DPNC Green Tie Gala

 1962 Room in Crozier-Williams Hall at Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, CT 06320

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Thank you to our event sponsors

Live Auction Items

Come and bid on our fabulous Live Auction items


Fishers Island golf course

1. Golf Fishers Island course with classic yacht transportation
Island Golf
Donated by C. Lawson Willard
Value: Priceless 
Take in a leisurely cruise with breathtaking panoramic views of Long Island Sound. Test your skills on the world renowned Fishers Island Club golf course.

2. “Unflinching”, Original painting by S. Chandler Kissell

Original painting by S. Chandler Kissell, Acrylic on panel, 30”H x 36”W

Donated by S. Chandler Kissell

Value: $3900

 In their summers in the 24-hour daylight of above the Arctic Circle, these eyes of the Snowy Owl seek out lemmings, ptarmigan and other treats. This owl is seeking a more Southerly perch in the home of a contributor to the continuing efforts of the DPNC.

Fun in the Sun Windstar on Naples Bay
3. Fun in the Sun for Four – Swim, Golf, Explore – Windstar on Naples Bay
Fun in the Sun for Four – Swim, Golf, Explore
Windstar on Naples Bay donated by Trish and Brandon Watson
Airfare donated by Ana & Jeff Schneider
Value: $5,000
7 night accommodation at Windstar’s Marina Cove complex on Naples Bay and four round trip airline tickets to Florida.

Behind the Scenes at the Met
Donated by Beth Chapin and Lori and David Dyer
Value: Priceless
One night stay at the prestigious W New York – Union Square and once in a lifetime chance for a private, one hour behind the scenes tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for two.

By Xanda McCagg Oil and graphite on canvas (approximate size is 21in x 17.5in)
Donated by Xanda McCagg
Value: $3,000
Xanda McCagg’s paintings have been shown in both individual and selected group exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, and internationally in Paris France and Budapest, Hungary. Her abstract compositions, rooted in figurative concepts are made with oil, graphite and collage.

Weekend at The Stone House Donated by Quoketaug Hill Farm – The Stone House
Value: $3,000
Exclusive use of The Stone House for three nights accommodating up to 14 people in an iconic Mystic mansion, with beautiful views over the countryside (including Coogan Farm) to Long Island Sound.


Dockage for you boat to 30 feet in Mystic

Special Silent Auction Item:

Dockage for the 2018 Season at Mystic Shipyard East
Donated by Mystic Shipyard
Starting bid: $2,500
Approximate Value: $3,500
Dockage for the 2018 Season at Mystic Shipyard East, located at 18 Stafford St in Mystic. Dockage for a boat up to 30’ with a maximum 4’ draft.


A glimpse of past Galas

Green-Tie Gala 2015

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s 26th Green-Tie Gala was 6-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, at the historic Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic, 3 Williams Ave., Mystic. It was an amazing night – thank you to all who attended and all who made it happen!

Honored that night was the Coogan Farm Implementation Team (FIT) for its work over the last two years on the restoration and renovation of Coogan Farm into the DPNC’s newest Nature & Heritage Center. Specifically honored for their contributions above-and-beyond the call of duty were FIT members Steven Dodd, Harry White and Charlie Hatton. Each was presented with a photograph of Coogan Farm taken by John Leuba.





25th Anniversary of the Green-Tie Gala!

We celebrated the Silver Anniversary of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s most elegant annual event in style on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Live music and dancing by Happy and the Moonshine! Thank you to all who attended!


gala poster

Thank you to our 2014 Gala Committee members: Co-Chairs Jake Hanley and Betty Smith, Bill Smith, Dori Charnetski, Erin O’Leary, Linda Visscher, Maggie Jones, Rhona Heyl, Sharon Clemente, Stephen Clemente and Vicki Reid

See what you missed at the 2013 Gala!

We had a near sell-out at our 24th annual Green Tie Gala and Auction at the Lake of Isles in North Stonington on Nov. 16, 2013. The silent auction raised record amounts, including $18,000 for Nature Preschool scholarships.

DPNC Executive Director Maggie Jones was honored by state Rep. Diana Urban for her 21 years at the helm. Others who were recognized that night included all the Campaign to Save Coogan Farm volunteers and the Trust for Public Land, which partnered with DPNC on the Coogan project.

Entertainment was provided by Rock and Soul Revue. A special thanks to our gala sponsors: Duncklee Cooling & Heating, Les Bray and Diana Atwood Johnson. Thank you to the 2013 Committee as well: Chair Betty Smith, Chelle Farrand, Jake Hanley, Rhona H. Heyl, Maggie Jones, Emily Kuhn, Dave Lattizori, Erin O’Leary, Lindsay Smith, Dori Charnetski and Vicki Reid.