Meet the Tree Whisperer

Canopy is thrilled to bring acclaimed arborist Dave Muffly to Bay Area audiences. We hope you’ll consider being part of this inspirational afternoon. Your sponsorship will make a long-lasting impact in local communities.

Why sponsor The Tree Whisperer?

Treat yourself and your guests to a unique and provocative experience with Dave Muffly.

Hosted by Canopy and emceed by Joe Simitian, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, “Meet the Tree Whisperer” will be an inspiring morning of discovery, inspiration, entertainment, and community.

The Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto will provide the perfect setting for this event.  Dave Muffly will deliver his dynamic and inspiring TED-style presentation, in the school’s theater. Immediately following the presentation, you and your guests will have an opportunity to meet and congratulate Dave during a reception in the courtyard, with music by members of the Eastside Band. You will then be invited to sit down for a delicious organic brunch served with award-winning local wines, and other refreshments. As the morning unfolds, you will learn about Canopy’s mission to grow urban tree canopy in the Midpeninsula, and get a first-hand look at Canopy’s environmental education programs.

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

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 bringing nature into local communities and a commitment to a vibrant urban forest for all.

Our roots are in Palo Alto, where much of our donor community resides. In East Palo Alto, 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.

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

Trees improve human health and quality of life in profound ways. In addition to their environmental benefits, studies show that trees slow heartbeats, lower blood pressure, and relax brain wave patterns. Students with a view of trees outside their classroom show improved focus and better retention. Employees who look out office windows onto trees do better in their jobs. From cleaning our air to calming our minds and enhancing our senses, a healthy urban forest supports our most basic human needs, contributing to urban environments where people and nature thrive.

Over two decades, Canopy has partnered with local communities to plant nearly 5,000 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.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

All sponsorship packages can be customized based on your priorities. We’d love to discuss with you!

Urban Forest Visionary - $20,000

For businesses and individuals:

  • Recognized as a presenting sponsor in all promotional materials and advertisements
  • Premier name/logo placement in promotional materials and advertisements
  • Exclusive Apple tree walk with Dave Muffly (access inside Apple Park depending on availability; up to 15 participants, to be scheduled at your convenience)
  • Choice of San Francisco Bay Area acorn collection trip with Dave Muffly or Oak Tree Walk at the UC Davis Arboretum
  • 10 invitations to private VIP cocktail reception with Dave Muffly on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019
  • Premier event seating for 10

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors:

  • Full-page advertisement in event program

Tree Canopy Champion - $10,000

For businesses and individuals:

  • Premier name/logo placement in promotional materials and advertisements
  • Exclusive Apple tree walk with Dave Muffly (campus perimeter; up to 15 participants, to be scheduled based on mutual availability)
  • Oak Tree Walk on the Stanford campus with Dave Muffly (up to 15 participants, to be scheduled based on mutual availability)
  • 10 invitations to private VIP cocktail reception with Dave Muffly on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019
  • Premier event seating for 10

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors:

  • Half-page advertisement in event program

Orchard Explorer - $5,000

For businesses and individuals:

  • Preferred name/logo placement in promotional materials and advertisements
  • 10 invitations to private VIP cocktail reception with Dave Muffly on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019
  • Preferred event seating for 10

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors:

  • Quarter page advertisement in event program

Grove Steward - $2,500

For businesses and individuals:

  • Name/logo placement in promotional materials and advertisements
  • Select seating for 10

Additional promotional benefits for business sponsors:

  • Eighth page advertisement in event program

Planting Partner - $1,000

For businesses and individuals:

  • Name/logo placement in promotional materials and advertisements
  • 1 invitation to private VIP cocktail reception with Dave Muffly on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019
  • Premier seating

Oak Friend - $500

For individuals:

  • Name acknowledged in event program
  • One preferred event seat

Reserve your spot soon

The sooner you confirm your sponsorship, the more flexibility and benefits we can offer. So let’s talk soon! To take full advantage of day-of sponsor benefits, please confirm your sponsorship no later than April 1 to be included in the printed invitation, or no later than May 1 to be included in the event program. Sponsorship payments are due prior to June 1.

Thank you for your partnership!

We want to hear from you!

To discuss sponsorship benefits that would be most valuable to you, please give us a call:

Catherine Martineau

Executive Director

650-964-6110 ext. 2

cath[email protected]

Judy Sissener

Development Director

650-964-6110 ext. 5

[email protected]