Join us for a a beautiful evening celebrating our wildlife protection and conservation efforts around the World. This luxurious event takes place at Wilson Creek Winery in wine country Temecula.
Date – October 13th
VIP Reception – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Doors Open – 6:30 pm
Event Concludes – 9:30pm
Location – Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula, Ca
Enjoy fine dinning, live music, and wine, all while supporting our wildlife conservation projects. The GCF team will provide updates on past, current and future projects. Mike Veale, GCF President, will make a short presentation highlighting the successes throughout the year, and explain how your contributions made these successes possible.
This is a 18+ event. The full GCF wine series, from Wilson Creek Winery, will be available for the event and the GCF conservation beers, from Pacific Plate Brewery (#WhiteRhinoIPA) & Longship Brewery (#WildlifeGuardian), will be on tap.
Each ticket package provides a full 3 course dinner, purchase access to the GCF Wine and Beer series, and access to an amazing raffle, and silent auction.
General Admission: $80 – admission to the event at 6:30pm, full 3 course dinner, access to raffles, silent auction, GCF presentation, and live auction.
VIP Ticket: $130 – 2 drink vouchers, VIP reception, first choice seating, and a gift bag.
Special Guests, Auction Items, and Art
VIP Reception Performance
Kristen Bloom Allen
Arc Entertainment Company
Kristen will perform a special ballet duet to live music during the last 30 minutes of the VIP Reception.
Kirsten has been reviewed as a “Beautiful dancer with a sensual style of movement that draws in her audience.” She has been a leading dancer for more than fifteen years. Most notably Kirsten danced a private performance for former President George H. W. and Barbara Bush. She also danced a series of shows at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC displaying several exclusive works by the great choreographer George Balanchine.
Kirsten was featured in a ballet performance in Bermuda and performed multiple works in both Shanghai and Beijing, China. Most recently Kirsten danced a duet in the opener for The Wallflowers band for a concert benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project.
Kirsten is the founder and director of ARC ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, her creative concept for adding the visual dimension of DANCE to the Concert Experience.
Art for Live Auction
The meticulously crafted paintings of Michael Summers are firmly rooted in contemporary west coast surrealism with a strong pop sensibility. He uses his Pop Surrealist style as a tool to reflect his inner vision: creating the impossible and more importantly, making the impossible seem plausible. The artist creates imaginary characters – often alluding to mythical archetypes – in acrylic paint with a keen hyper-attentiveness. His unorthodox use of intense saturation and arbitrary, multi-chromatic hues encourages the viewer to look a little closer, a little longer. The recognizable subjects of animals, automatons, and humans suddenly become magical and extraordinary. Yet, they somehow still retain the nostalgia of a child-hood memory that was once long forgotten.
With her PINK SAFARI collection Sabrina Rupprecht aims to raise awareness of endangered African wildlife, exemplifying the beauty of these majestic species and giving them an opportunity to be praised in the form of art.
After spending a year travelling through Southern and East Africa, Rupprecht developed a love for the continent, its fascinating cultures, exhilarating nature and wonderful wildlife.
Residing in Cape Town, South Africa, Rupprecht’s wildlife art is a reflection of her personal experiences, and an attempt to capture the essence and emotion of the animals with her own bright and vibrant interpretation of what she saw.
Sponsorship Table Tiers
Giraffe: $1,000 – (8 person table) VIP Guests at this table will receive one gift bag per person, advertising space, 8 drink vouchers total for the table, prime seating and honorable mention.
Rhino: $2,500 (8 person table) VIP Guests at this table will receive one gift bag per person, advertising space, 16 drink vouchers total for the table, prime seating, honorable mention, name an APU drone.
Elephant: $4,000 (8 person table) VIP Guests at this table will receive one deluxe gift bag per person, key advertising space for event, mention on all social media (if desired), 32 drink vouchers total for the table, prime seating, a special mention during the event, have a camera trap used in the field named after your facility/group, and have the ability to name an APU drone.
Wildlife Guardian: $6,000 (Two 8 person tables) VIP Guests at these tables will receive one deluxe gift bag per person, “Event Featured by” primary sponsor of event, full comped bar service included, naming of an APU drone, and decisions on use of field project funding (under GCF decided categories).
Menu Options for the evening
Imported and Domestic cheeses, garnished with fruits, nuts, crackers and sliced baguette.
– Baby organic field greens with candied pecans, yellow raisins, and crumbled blue cheese (served on the side), with a vanilla balsamic vinaigrette
– Seasonal vegetables with fresh herbs and butter
– Potatoes au gratin with Greek Kasseri cheese
Main Course Choices
– Lemon pepper grilled chicken breast, with a watercress pesto cream sauce.
– Braised boneless beef short ribs with cabernet-soy roasting jusVegetarian
– Grilled Portobello Mushroom dish
(Please let us know if you’d like a vegetarian/vegan option in advance to the Gala)
– Chef’s selection dessert display (Several choices)