Pine Jog/ FAU will be joining the Palms West chamber and becoming your newest member. As we are moving through this process we wanted to introduce ourselves to your area and invite you to our annual fundraiser, the Green Gala. Pine Jog is one of the oldest environmental education centers in the United States and we are celebrating our 50th year anniversary in 2010. Pine Jog serves over 40,000 individuals yearly and 60% of them are from culturally diverse and underserved populations.
This year we will host the Green Gala, on March 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The focus of this year’s event will be on our 50th anniversary and will be held in our new LEED Gold Certified facility. This event includes dinner and dancing under the stars, and a silent and live auction. We are very lucky and excited that Bob Nichols will be our auctioneer this year. Pine Jog will also be announcing its first annual Environmental Leadership awards the night of the gala. Recipients include:
· Green Organization of the Year- Audubon Society of Florida
· Green Business/Nonprofit of the Year- Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
· Green Educator of the Year- Fred Barch
· Green Visionary- Commissioner, Jeff Koons
· Life time Achievement Award- Mrs. Frances Hufty
If you or your company are interested in purchasing a ticket to the event, donating something to our auctions and/or interested in sponsorship opportunities, please review the enclosed information and opportunities. Your sponsorship/donation will provide invaluable direct exposure to local leaders, business owners and community members while demonstrating your commitment to the environment.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting us at 561-686-6600 or visiting our website at www.pinejog.fau.edu. This is such an exciting time at Pine Jog and we look forward to seeing you as we celebrate our golden anniversary.
Kristi Martin Moyer B.A., M. Ed.
Facilities and Land Manager
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
Florida Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL. 33415