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Tenafly Nature Center's 2019 Annual Dinner

Sunday, April 7, 2019 * 5:30 pm * Knickerbocker Country Club, Tenafly, NJ

Come raise a glass, enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and a delicious full-course meal. Take time to shop at our silent auction, featuring unique gift ideas. Enjoy elegant music and the company of your fellow Tenafly Nature Supporters. You can expect a memorable evening!

Importance of the Dinner
Buy Tickets
Become a Sponsor
Place an Ad in the Commemorative Journal
Can't Make It? Donate an Auction Item or Make a Non-attending Donation


Founders Award for Conservation - The Visionaries who started the Northern Valley Greenway

Volunteer of the Year Award - Sheila Rizzo

Importance of the Dinner

The annual dinner is a critical for us to sustain our day-to-day operations and fulfill our mission.  The Annual Dinner is the single biggest source of funding for Tenafly Nature Center each year.  

Income received from the dinner enables us to:

  • build a strong and sustainable infrastructure. This includes re-establishing and maintaining an operating reserve that gets the visitor’s center and site through the winter months without having to borrow money.   It also means maintaining the facilities and keeping them safe and engaging for the public.  Last year we repainted the Visitor's Center, put up new wayfinding signs and installed a generator to protect our animal ambassadors from power outages.   
  • provide programs that will have the greatest impact on our children, adults and therefore the environment.  Last year 21,363 children and 8,012 adults participate in our nature programs and  2,311 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts complete badge requirements. We were able to offer these programs at half the cost because of the dinner and other donations.  This allows more schools and families to have access to our amazing environmental education programs!
  • take advantage of new opportunities as they arise like the butterfly house which we opened in 2017.

We also set aside time for a special fundraiser which focuses on a capitol project need.  Last year we raised over $30K to rehabilitate the main trail.  This project is scheduled to start work this spring and complete in July. This year we will be focusing on rebuilding the aviary that houses our bird of prey ambassadors.  


Tickets are $125 per person

Our website allows you to purchase tickets to our annual dinner online. You can buy as many as you like by adding guests to your ticket purchase. If you'd like to buy an entire table (seating for 10 guests) you may do so by purchasing a ticket and adding nine guests.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We're excited to offer the following annual dinner sponsorship opportunities:

 Exclusive Title Sponsorship (RESERVED)
$15,000   Gold Sponsorship

  • Seating for 4
  • Recognition in Ad Journal, on TNC’s Annual Dinner webpage, in TNC’s spring newsletter.
 Diamond Sponsorship
$10,000   Silver Sponsorship
  • Seating for 10
  • Full page in ad journal
  • Naming opportunity (sponsorship) for a TNC trail for a year (if available)
  • Recognition in Ad Journal, on TNC’s Annual Dinner web page, and in TNC’s Spring Newsletter.
  • Seating for 2
  • Recognition in Ad Journal, on TNC’s Annual Dinner web page and in TNC’s Spring Newsletter.
 Platinum Sponsorship  $5000   Bronze Sponsorship
  • Seating for 10
  • Full page in ad journal
  • Recognition in Ad Journal, on TNC’s Annual Dinner webpage, in TNC’s spring newsletter.
  • Seating for 2
  • Recognition in Ad Journal.

Commemorative Ad Journal

We're pleased to offer the following placements in our commemorative ad journal:

 Outside Back Cover (RESERVED)  7.75” x 5” $1000
Full White Page:
7.75” x 5”   $300
 Inside Front Cover (RESERVED)  7.75” x 5”  $500 Half White Page:  3.875” x 5”  $150 
 Inside Back Cover (RESERVED)  7.75” x 5” $400 

Auction & Non-attending Donations

Please email us if you would like to contribute an item to the silent auction.

If you're unable to attend but would still like to support TNC's annual dinner, please consider making a non-attending donation. We very much appreciate your support!

Contact Us!

For additional information, please email us or call (201) 568-6093.

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