Big Bang | Islands 2030
Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 6 pm-12 am
6 pm: Cocktail reception
7 pm: Keynote speaker
8 pm: Gourmet dinner
8:30 pm-12 am: Party After Dark
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You're invited to the science gala of the year highlighting the Academy's Islands 2030 initiative. Learn more about novel, community-based conservation strategies that will slow and begin to reverse biodiversity loss across five key tropical archipelagos by 2030. Enjoy inspiring conversations, gourmet food, delectable drinks, entertainment, and more. Festive attire encouraged!
Event Co-Chairs: Kevin & Julia Hartz
Corporate Chair: Janet Lamkin, United Airlines
Presenting Sponsor: Autodesk
Party After Dark Presenting Sponsor: Carmel Partners
Hilda C. Heine, Ed.D., was elected the eighth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and served in that capacity until January 2020. Senator Heine’s international advocacy to help mitigate the causes of global warming, and lessen the impacts of sea level rise on livelihoods of vulnerable communities, brought her recognition by TIME Magazine in 2019. Senator Heine is a crusader for women’s rights and currently serves as an advisor to Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), a non-governmental organization that she co-founded with other Marshallese women leaders in 1987.
All gala guests receive complimentary valet parking, a ticket to Party After Dark with musical entertainment, cocktails, and dancing throughout the museum, and a listing on the event's print invitation.
Global Visionary (table for 10, $150,000)
Environmental Advocate (table for 10, $120,000)
Biodiversity Champion (table for 10, $60,000)
Conservation Partner (table for 10, $30,000)
VIP Individual Ticket ($6,000 each)
Individual Ticket ($3,000 each)
Please consult with your tax advisor about directing a donation to the Academy from a donor-advised fund when you may receive something of more than incidental value in return, such as event benefits or museum membership. Additionally, in the unlikely event that the event does not occur, your generous support will be considered an unrestricted contribution to the California Academy of Sciences. Thank you for your support.
Kevin & Julia Hartz
Rebecca & Alfred Lin
Eric & Wendy Schmidt
Randi & Bob Fisher | Pisces Foundation
Noelle Montgomery & Dan Janney
Bill & Brenda Younger
Laura & John Furstenthal
Marcia & John Goldman
Mimi & Peter Haas Fund
Diana Nelson & John Atwater
Stasia Obremskey & Dan Carroll
Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe Rock
Catarina & Andy Schwab
Nancy & Gary Steele
Mary & Jerome C. Vascellaro
Diane B. Wilsey
Marcy Levine & Peter Joseph
Gretchen B. Kimball
Marie & Barry Lipman
Janine & Jon Miller
Phillip Phythian & Anna Haralham
As of March 13, 2023
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