Mission Creek Gala

Save the Date: May 5, 2018

The 19th annual Mission Creek Gala will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Initiated in 2000, the annual Mission Creek Gala is a festive evening to celebrate the work of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and generate support for its scientific and educational mission of inspiring a passion for the natural world.

The Mission Creek Gala sustains the Museum's outstanding education program which touches the lives of 20,000 school children each year through school tours, classes, storytelling, camps, the Nature Collection lending library, and outreach at the Mission Canyon campus and Sea Center.

PHENOMENAL SANTA BARBARA

Inspired by the exhibits in the new Santa Barbara Gallery, the Gala's theme of "Phenomenal Santa Barbara" will celebrate the region’s unparalleled, and phenomenal, biodiversity and habitats.

2018 Gala Committee

Stacey Byers, Chair • Ginny Bliss • Carolyn Chandler • Sheri Eckmann • Venesa Faciane • Caroline Grange • Gillian V. Grant • Pippa Hames-Knowlton • Kaliope Kopley • Bobbie Kinnear • Patty MacFarlane • Meridith Moore • Nanette Nevins • Susan Parker • Kimberly Peden • Pam Valeski • President & CEO Luke J. Swetland

Sponsorship and Underwriting Information

Tableau Sponsor $20,000

  • Exclusive table for six (6) guests in a specially-designed alcove
  • Private serverChampagne toastMuseum Honorary
  • Patron memberships for guests
  • Dinner for ten (10) in the NEW Butterfly Pavilion (opening Summer 2018)

Tableau Sponsor $10,000

  • Exclusive table for six (6) guests in a specially-designed alcove
  • Private serverChampagne toast
  • Museum Honorary Patron memberships for guests

Benefactor Sponsor $10,000

  • Table for ten (10) guests well-located for viewing Private wait staff
  • Champagne toast
  • Museum Honorary Patron memberships for guests

Table Sponsor $5,000

  • Table for ten (10) guests Museum memberships for guests

Patron Sponsor $1,500

  • Two (2) event tickets

Add a Butterfly Dinner $10,000

  • We aren’t doing a Live Auction, but you still have the opportunity to purchase a dinner for ten (10) in the
    NEW Butterfly Pavilion (opening Summer 2018).

Your contribution less $65 per person is tax deductible.

Contact Caroline Grange at cgrange@sbnature2.org or at 805-682-4711 ext. 109 to reserve a table, contribute to the event, or for more information.