Starry Evening Gala
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 6 pm
We can’t wait to celebrate this year’s Starry Evening Gala with you at the Big Mine Arena in the Town of Crested Butte! The evening will be packed with local entertainment; a delicious dinner paired with great spirits, beer, and wine; a silent and live auction full of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities; and the great company of friends and neighbors who support conservation in the Gunnison Valley. Bring your cowgirl boots and bolo ties for a fun-filled western-themed evening guaranteed to be highlight of your summer! We’ll celebrate and raise funds to continue protecting our incredible views, crucial wildlife habitats, outstanding recreational opportunities, and valued ranching heritage.
Premier Early Registration
The Starry Evening Gala Committee is pleased to offer premier early registration opportunities.
Each sponsorship level below comes with attendance at the event, advertising opportunities, and a donation to the Land Trust. Businesses and individuals are invited to attend the Starry Evening Gala as a sponsor by purchasing any of the below early admission options including entire tables, half tables, or two seats. Early registration will be available until April 1, 2022 at which point, if space allows, general entry tickets will be sold at $300 each.
Your $10,000 sponsorship can pay for one week of land and waterway stewardship by crew members from Western Colorado Conservation Corps.
Includes: two tables of eight with premier seating | name displayed at entrance to event | verbal recognition at the event | recognition on invitations and program | recognition on Starry Evening webpage
Your $5,000 sponsorship can provide three miles of noxious weed removal along local riverbanks.
Includes: table of eight with premier seating | verbal recognition at the event | recognition on invitations and program | recognition on Starry Evening webpage
Your $3,500 sponsorship can provide a boater-friendly river fence to help local ranchers and recreationists share space to live and play.
Includes: table of eight with reserved seating | recognition on invitations and program
Your $2,000 sponsorship can provide two miles of wildlife-friendly fence maintenance and upgrades to support local ranching while keeping wildlife safe.
Includes: reserved seating for four | recognition on invitations and program
Your $1,000 sponsorship can provide one week of a river steward at Gunsight Bridge to educate the public about the heron rookery, downstream private property, water safety, and more.
Includes: reserved seating for two | recognition on invitations and program