SOFO’S 30TH ANNUAL SUMMER GALA
JULY 13, 2019


SOFO’s most important and exciting benefit of the year!



SOFO’s most important and exciting benefit of the year!

Our event, which last year was enjoyed by over 500 guests, will begin with our VIP Cocktail Reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, featuring a special Tasting Menu donated, created and presented by acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs, including The Beacon, The Bell & Anchor, Bostwick's Clambakes and Catering Co., Calissa, Centro, East Hampton Grill, Grace & Grit, The Golden Pear, Grand Banks, Montauk Shellfish Company, Page at 63 Main, Saaz, and Southampton Social Club. Our main Reception will include an Honoree Presentation, a buffet dinner catered by Elegant Affairs Catering, live and silent auctions. Dancing to the 80s sounds of the In The Groove Band band in celebration of our 30th anniversary will follow and conclude at 11:00 pm.

 
HONORING
Dr. Demian Chapman, the recipient of The Alan Rabinowitz 2019 SoFo Species Visionary Award, named after SoFo’s great friend Alan, who until his passing in 2018 was the leading big cat conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Panthera, that he co-founded.  Dr. Demian Chapman, Project leader of Save our Seas Foundation, is an internationally recognized shark expert whose efforts have contributed to species protection in The Bahamas, improved shark management in Belize, and the listing of multiple shark and ray species on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to name a few.

Trammell S. Crow will be the recipient of SoFo’s 2019 Environmental Education Visionary Award in recognition of his work in advancing sustainable and resilient communities to best support Earth’s natural systems, stem climate change, protect human health and improve livability for all. Trammell is a Dallas, Texas-based businessman, philanthropist, and innovative leader. The Founder of Earth Day Texas, the world’s largest Earth Day celebration, Trammell serves on the Board of Directors of Million Acre Pledge, a 501(c)(3) charity that commits individuals, businesses and foundations to conserve or restore large areas of forest and other bio-rich natural areas to save irreplaceable ecosystems.

Honoree Greg Manocherian will receive SoFo’s 2019 Environmental Excellence Humanitarian Award.  With over 25 years of real estate experience, Greg is the founder of RoeCo. Holdings LLC, and a principal of The Manocherian Organization. In 1994, Greg founded The Roe Foundation (RF), a 501c3 private foundation with two primary goals: wildlife conservation and HIV prevention.  RF has played a leadership role in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society and the government of South Africa in having Great White Sharks internationally protected through CITES in 2004.  Since then, the RF has been instrumental in getting an additional 25 species of sharks and rays protected, as well as helping protect large areas of ocean (especially breeding grounds). Greg is a longstanding supporter of SoFo.

GIVING LEVELS


$50,000 Founder includes:

  • 28 VIP tickets for pre-Gala VIP 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00 - 10:00 Benefit Party
  • Special listing in our invitation and on our website
  • Two year Founder Membership, valued at $10,000
  • Naming Benefits
  • Check presentation at Benefit
  • Invitations to members only initiatives/events/programs
  • Other personalized benefits to be determined

$25,000 Grand Benefactor includes:

  • 14 VIP tickets for pre-Gala VIP 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00 -10:00 pm Benefit Party
  • Special listing in our invitation and on our website
  • One-year Founder membership, valued at $5,000
  • Check presentation at Benefit
  • Invitations to members only initiatives/events/programs
  • Other personalized benefits to be determined

$15,000 Special Underwriters includes:

  • 12 VIP tickets for pre-Gala VIP 6:00 -7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00 – 10:00 pm Benefit Party
  • Special listing in our invitation and on our website
  • Two-year Benefactor membership, valued at $2,000
  • Invitations to members only initiatives/events/programs
  • Other personalized benefits to be determined

$10,000 Benefactor includes:

  • 10 VIP tickets for pre-Gala VIP 6:00 - 7:00pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00 -10:00 pm Benefit Party
  • Special listing in our invitation and on our website
  • Two-year Family membership
  • Invitations to members only initiatives/events/programs

$6,000 Advocate includes:

  • 6 VIP tickets for pre-Gala VIP 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00 – 10:00 pm Benefit Party
  • Special listing in our invitation and on our website
  • One-year Family membership
  • Invitations to members only initiatives/events/programs

$2,750 Patron includes:

  • 2 VIP tickets for pre-Gala VIP 6:00 – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and 7:00 -10:00 pm Benefit Party
  • Special listing in our invitation and on our website
  • Invitations to members only initiatives/events/programs