Thanks to an abundance of community support, we are pleased to announce the Green-Tie Gala is SOLD OUT
1962 Room in Crozier-Williams Hall at Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London, CT 06320
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Live Auction Items
Come and bid on our fabulous Live Auction items
Donated by C. Lawson Willard
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.
Original painting by S. Chandler Kissell, Acrylic on panel, 30”H x 36”W
Donated by S. Chandler Kissell
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 for Four – Swim, Golf, Explore
Windstar on Naples Bay donated by Trish and Brandon Watson
Airfare donated by Ana & Jeff Schneider
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.