Canopy is thrilled to bring internationally acclaimed scientist, plant researcher, and best-selling author Hope Jahren to Bay Area audiences. We hope you’ll consider being part of this inspirational evening. Your sponsorship will make a long-lasting impact in local communities.

Why sponsor The Wonder of Trees?

Support Canopy’s mission to grow a vibrant urban forest for all.

By growing our urban forests, Canopy creates healthier communities where people and nature thrive.

Over two decades, Canopy has partnered with local communities to plant more than 4,000 urban trees, and empowered thousands of youth and adults to explore and connect with nature in their neighborhoods. Through community tree plantings, citizen science surveys, hands-on environmental education lessons, and in-depth teen internships, Canopy brings people of all backgrounds together to work towards healthy trees and healthy communities. We would be honored to have you join us.

Demonstrate your commitment to community wellbeing and local environmental action.

All Wonder of Trees sponsors will be featured on the Canopy website, acknowledged in our e-news, mentioned on social media, and included in event materials, advertisements, and the event program.

By joining our community of supporters, you’ll be showing Midpeninsula residents and leaders that you value social responsibility and local environmental stewardship.

For a full list of promotional benefits, see “Sponsorship Levels and Benefits” below.

Connect with Canopy’s community of residents, volunteers, and donors who value neighborhood nature and environmental stewardship.

As a trusted community resource, Canopy works closely with community leaders, government officials, grassroots partners, local businesses, and neighborhood residents throughout the Midpeninsula.

Our volunteers, donors, and organization leaders represent diverse sectors and backgrounds. What they share is a passion for nature-filled communities and a willingness to invest in a greener future.

Gain positive visibility among local leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.

Canopy events attract high net worth Bay Area residents who are engaged and influential in their communities.

Our roots are in Palo Alto, where much of our donor community resides. In East Palo Alto, where Canopy has worked for over 10 years, we have strong partnerships with City staff, school administrators, community-based organizations, and residents.

Canopy also has strong partnerships in Menlo Park, Mountain View, and Los Altos. Our dedicated volunteers join us from around the Bay Area—San Jose, Cupertino, Redwood City, San Francisco, Redwood City, and dozens of communities in between.

Canopy has a track record of successful events.

Canopy has a history of bringing inspirational leaders, scientists, and nature stewards to share their expertise and call-to-action with our diverse audience.

Over the last decade, we have hosted world-renowned leaders from Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Greenbelt Movement to E.O. Wilson, acclaimed biologist, researcher, and author.

We consistently deliver exceptional and memorable event experiences for guests and sponsors alike. Our last fundraising gala in 2013 integrated over 50 sponsors, 220 attendees, and a strong foundation of media coverage. 

The Wonder of Trees will be an unforgettable evening!

Treat your clients, employees, or your family and friends to an elegant evening of discovery, inspiration, delicious food, and community.

Wonder of Trees will be emceeed by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, and hosted at Hotel Nia, a stunning new nature-inspired hotel opening in Menlo Park. VIP guests will have ample opportunity to mingle during a festive champagne reception prior to the main event.

During dinner, guests will enjoy an organic 3-course meal, award-winning local wine, and time to connect with one another.

As a dynamic program unfolds, we’ll follow Hope Jahren into her world as a scientist, uncovering the secrets of roots and and soil beneath our feat, the canopy above our heads, and how the lives of plants and people are deeply intertwined.

 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

All sponsorship packages are customizable based on your priorities. We’d love to discuss with you! 

Urban Forest Visionary - $25,000

For businesses and individuals:

  • Recognized as a presenting sponsor in all promotional materials and advertisements
  • Exclusive Apple Park tree talk and walk with Dave Muffly, Senior Arborist for Apple (up to 15 participants)
  • Private tree walk experience with legendary arborist Kevin Raftery (up to 30 participants)
  • 6 invitations to April 7 morning hike and picnic with Hope Jahren (or equivalent – weather permitting!). If you’re not able to attend or fill all slots, your contribution will sponsor young Canopy interns or volunteers to hike with Hope.

Plus a VIP “Wonder of Trees” event experience:

  • 10 invitations to private VIP cocktail hour with Hope Jahren on April 7, prior to main dinner event.
  • 10 superior or premium dinner seats (1 large table)
  • 10 hardcover copies of Lab Girl, signed and personalized by the author

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors:

  • Full-page advertisement in event program
  • On-stage acknowledgment as presenting sponsor during event
  • 2 dedicated slides with listing as presenting sponsor in digital slide rotation at event
  • Option to have information table and company banner at event
  • Social media promotion, including dedicated posts with hyperlink
  • Logo with hyperlink on event webpage

Tree Canopy Champion - $15,000

For business and individuals:

  • Superior name/logo placement in promotional materials and advertisements
  • 10 invitations to private tree walk experience with legendary arborist Kevin Raftery
  • 4 invitations to April 7 morning hike and picnic with Hope Jahren (or equivalent – weather permitting!). If you’re not able to attend or fill all slots, your contribution will sponsor young Canopy interns or volunteers to hike with Hope.

Plus a VIP “Wonder of Trees” event experience:

  • 10 invitations to private VIP cocktail hour with Hope Jahren on April 7, prior to main dinner event
  • 10 superior or premium dinner seats (1 large table)
  • 10 hardcover copies of Lab Girl, signed and personalized by the author

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors:

  • 1 dedicated slide in digital slide rotation at event
  • Name or logo acknowledgment on on-site event signage
  • Half-page advertisement in event program
  • Social media mentions and acknowledgement
  • Logo with hyperlink on event webpage

Woodland Leader - $10,000

For businesses and individuals:

  • Premium name/logo placement in promotional materials
  • 10 invitations to private tree walk experience with legendary arborist Kevin Raftery
  • 2 invitations to April 7 morning hike and picnic with Hope Jahren (or equivalent – weather permitting!). If you’re not able to attend or fill all slots, your contribution will sponsor young Canopy interns or volunteers to hike with Hope.

Plus a VIP “Wonder of Trees” event experience:

  • 10 invitations to private VIP cocktail hour with Hope Jahren on April 7, prior to main dinner event
  • 10 superior or premium dinner seats (1 large table)
  • 10 hardcover copies of Lab Girl, signed and personalized by the author

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors

  • Name or logo acknowledgment on on-site event signage
  • Half-page advertisement in event program
  • Social media mentions and acknowledgement
  • Logo with hyperlink on event webpage

Orchard Explorer - $5,000

For Businesses:

  • Preferred name/logo placement in promotional materials
  • Name acknowledged on on-site event signage
  • Quarter page advertisement in event program
  • 8 invitations to private VIP reception with Hope Jahren
  • 8 premium dinner seats (1 small table)
  • 8 copies of Lab Girl, signed by the author

For Individuals:

  • Name acknowledged in event program
  • 8 invitations to private VIP reception with Hope Jahren
  • 8 premium dinner seats (1 small table)
  • 8 copies of Lab Girl, signed by the author

Grove Steward - $2,500

For Businesses:

  • Name placement in promotional materials
  • Name acknowledged on on-site event signage
  • 4 preferred dinner seats
  • 4 copies of Lab Girl, signed by the author

For Individuals:

  • Name acknowledged in event program
  • 4 preferred dinner seats
  • 4 copies of Lab Girl, signed by the author

Planting Partner - $1,000

For Businesses:

  • Name/logo placement in promotional materials
  • Name acknowledged on on-site event signage
  • 1 invitation to private VIP reception with Hope Jahren
  • 1 premium dinner seat
  • Lab Girl book, signed by the author

For Individuals:

  • Name acknowledged in event program
  • 1 invitation to private VIP reception with Hope Jahren
  • 1 premium dinner seat
  • Lab Girl book, signed by the author

Oak Friend ($500)

  • Name acknowledged in event program
  • 1 preferred dinner seat
  • Lab Girl book

Download a complete sponsorship packet (Businesses).

Download a complete sponsorship packet (Individuals).

 

Regular Tickets and Tables

  • Regular Dinner Tickets – $250/each (available soon!)
  • Small table (8 seats) – $2,000
  • Large table (10 seats) – $2,500

 

Your sponsorship makes a difference

Your sponsorship at any level will demonstrate your commitment to community wellbeing and to a thriving urban forest.

Your support will:

  • Bring nature into neighborhoods by planting and caring for trees in areas where greenery is scarce.
  • Nurture resilient urban ecosystems where people, wildlife, and nature thrive.
  • Empower youth as stewards of the environment by providing hands-on, outdoor lessons for school kids and in-depth internships for teens and young adults.
  • Bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to work towards greener, healthier communities.

We look forward to partnering with you!

 

We want to hear from you!

To become a sponsor of The Wonder of Trees or to discuss sponsorship benefits that would be most valuable to you, please give us a call:

Catherine Martineau
Executive Director
650964-6110 ext. 2
catherine@canopy.org

Maika Horjus
Development Director
650-964-6110 ext. 5
maika@canopy.org

Reserve your spot soon

The sooner we confirm your sponsorship, the more visibility and publicity benefits we can offer. So let’s talk soon! To include an advertisement in the event program and take full advantage of day-of sponsor benefits, please confirm your sponsorship no later than March 20, 2018. 

We look forward to being in touch!

Ready to sign up?

Contact us (see above) or complete a brief sign up form to confirm your sponsorship.

Thank you for your partnership!