OCEANIC EVENING 2019

Living Coral

October 26, 2019

Dazzling with color and brimming with life, coral reefs around the world support 25 percent of marine life and are vital for healthy oceans that generate over 50 percent of the air we breathe. This year’s Oceanic Evening celebrates these mighty marine ecosystems and pays tribute to the scientists who are working to protect them.

Worldwide, the impact of warming oceans, ocean acidification, pollution and disease threaten the future of coral reefs as we know them. Mote scientists stand at the forefront of response. We are leading research to understand how natural and man-made stressors combine to affect reef ecosystems. 

Oceanic Evening is our celebration of ardent supporters who, like you, are committed to saving the world by saving our oceans. We invite you to join us for an elegant evening filled with inspiration and a bold vision. Oceanic Evening takes place at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and doors open for dinner at about 7 p.m.  Dancing to follow dinner.

Black-tie, formal attire.

Complimentary valet parking.

Sponsorship opportunities available below, or contact Kate Knepper at 941-388-4441 ext. 393 or kknepper@mote.org for information.

 

The 2019 Oceanic Evening is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Kate Knepper at kknepper@mote.org.

 

 

Sponsorship

PRESENTING PILLAR CORAL SPONSOR | $25,000

  • One night accommodation at the Ritz-Carlton** (for event night only)
  • Mote Research Charter opportunity for host and three guests
  • Boosted post on Mote Facebook page reaching 65K+ followers
  • Four Tickets to Mote’s 12th Annual Party on the Pass
  • Category-exclusive sponsorship with logo or name on event collateral, invitation, website, digital signage and advertisements
  • Full page ad in event program* (8.5” x 11”)
  • Opportunity to speak on stage
  • Table for ten with flowing champagne and premium table location
  • 40 Mote Aquarium passes
  • Recognition in Mote Marine Laboratory Annual Report

BOULDER CORAL SPONSOR | $10,000

  • Logo or name on event collateral, invitation, website, digital signage and advertisements
  • Halfpage ad in event program* (3.75” x 7.5”)
  • Recognition from stage
  • Table for ten with flowing champagne and premium table location
  • 20 Mote Aquarium passes
  • Recognition in Mote Marine Laboratory Annual Report

STAGHORN CORAL SPONSOR | $6,000

  • Logo or name on event collateral, invitation, website and digital signage
  • Table for ten with flowing champagne and premium table location
  • 10 Mote Aquarium passes
  • Recognition in Mote Marine Laboratory Annual Report

STONY CORAL SPONSOR | $4,000

  • Logo or name on event collateral, website and digital signage
  • Table for ten with flowing champagne
  • Recognition in Mote Marine Laboratory Annual Report

BRAIN CORAL SCIENTIST | $2,000

  • Two individual tickets
  • Scientist sponsor provides seating for two scientists plus guestsat your table and includes recognition in event program(scientist seating at Mote’s discretion)
  • Logo or name listed in event program and table signage
  • Recognition in Mote Marine Laboratory Annual Report

MENU, PROGRAM OR VALET SPONSORS | $2,000

  • Two individual tickets
  • Exclusive recognition in event program and on each menu, program or at the valet line, accordingly based on selected sponsorship
  • Recognition in Mote Marine Laboratory Annual Report

ELKHORN CORAL SPONSORS | $500

  • One individual ticket
  • Name listed in event program

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS | $300

  • One individual ticket

*Deadlines: August 8th for invitation; September 30th for all other print materials

**Room type limitations apply

 

 

2019 Oceanic Evening Committee

Judy Graham, Chair

Sandy Buchanan
Brooke Callanen
Shannon Ciaravella
Jane Graham Hyslop
Marisa Jelicks
Mary Letschert
Rae Malcolm
Glenda Miller
Andria Piekarz
Susan Sherman
Jeanie Stevenson
Sandi Stuart
Beth Waskom
Ellie Waskom
Allison Whitten

 

2019 Oceanic Evening Sponsors

 

Presenting Pillar Coral Sponsor:

Friends of Mote from Boca Grande


Massive Coral Sponsor:

Publix Charities

 

Boulder Coral Sponsors:


Ms. Judy Graham
Richard and Patricia Donegan
Robert and Anne Essner
Elizabeth Moore
Ted and Susan Sherman
Sandi Stuart and D. Michael Murray

 

Staghorn Coral Sponsors:


Dr. and Mrs. Michael P. Crosby
Dr. and Mrs. Howard (Sam) Seider
Skip and Janis Swan
Mickey and Brooke Callanen and Kirk and Rae Malcolm

 

 

Stony Coral Sponsors:

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Armitage and Mr. James Ericson
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bebak
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter
In Loving Memory of Irene & Roger Chrisman
The New Amsterdam Charitable Foundation
Terri and Ron Greenbaum

 

Brain Coral Scientist Sponsors:

Ms. Judy Aleman & Mr. Stephen Bloom
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Derr
Karen and Scott Shearer
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tomass


Magazine Sponsor: