Saturday
October 24, 2020

A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE to be enjoyed by you and
your guests at a destination of your choice
PLUS a GARDEN PARTY in 2021!
 

You can enjoy the program from your TV with Roku, Apple TV, or a Smart TV. Go to your settings and add VIMEO to the selection of channels like YouTube and Netflix. Click on VIMEO and enter the link. Link coming soon!

Champagne Reception ~ Catered GICC Dinner ~ Garden Tours ~ Botanical Historian Andrea Wulf
Garden Performances by Schwob School of Music ~ Silent Auction

Join us for an exciting evening including champagne toasts, fascinating tales from historian & biographer- Andrea Wulf, catered dinner from the Green Island Club, music by Schwob School of Music from the Garden, and a not-to-miss silent auction as we virtually celebrate the Garden’s history and exciting future. Your participation in this Fall Fundraiser helps to ensure the success of the Columbus Botanical Garden and its educational programs, public events, urban farming, and our outreach efforts to serve the people of Columbus.

Experience the world renowned speaker and award-winning British author Andrea Wulf.

Andrea is an acclaimed botanical historian who is considered the expert on one of the world's foremost scientific explorers and Naturalists, Alexander von Humboldt. Her best-selling biography, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, reveals the explorer's extraordinary life and his importance to the sciences. The British-German historian Andrea spent a decade researching the life of Alexander von Humboldt -- in archives, libraries, and private collections. She has also traveled the world, tracing his footsteps, and replicating his expeditions in an effort to experience his significance.

Andrea has enthralled audiences from the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society in London to Monticello and the New York Public Library. Andrea will entertain us with stories of a remarkable scientist and intrepid explorer who journeyed through rain-forests and climbed active volcanoes while explaining nature as a global force.

“Andrea Wulf delivers with panache, scholarship and humour,”
Mary Scott-Flemin of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

Welcome to your Magical Garden Adventure!

We are excited to announce our re-imagined Fall Fundraiser. Considering the unknown trajectory of COVID, we are pleased to present both a virtual program this Fall and a celebration together at the Garden in 2021.
 
Virtual Experience
If you are interested in celebrating the Garden and its offerings without all the fuss of cooking and event planning, then we have the party for you! Champagne and catered meals by the Green Island Country Club will be delivered to your door along with a gift basket, event program, and compelling entertainment.
 
As a sponsor, you can choose to host a garden party for your guests to enjoy the catered meals, champagne and virtual programming together or you can celebrate privately and gift the event link and meals to your guests.
 
In either scenario, we will provide assistance in advance to help you connect to the virtual program from either your TV, tablet, or computer. On October 24th, you and your guests can tune in for the 6:00 champagne toast. The evening’s program will be emceed by CBG’s Executive Director, Stefan Bloodworth, and the scheduled entertainment will include virtual garden tours, a presentation by botanical historian, Andrea Wulf, musical performances by the Schwob School of Music from the Garden, a not-to-miss silent auction, and the presentation of the Sally Williams Foley Award.
 
If you cannot tune in on October 24th, you will receive the recording to watch at your leisure after the event. The F.A.Q. on our website offers more information about the evening as well as tips on connecting to your TV or tablet for the broadcast.
 
2021 Garden Celebration
Tickets to the 2021 Garden Celebration complete with live music, food, libation and each other are included in all sponsor packets except the Sunflower level. Sunflower supporters will have access to the virtual program and a special party favor from Maltitude.
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Support the Garden today by choosing from the sponsorship levels below. Thank you for ensuring that the Garden will continue to flourish and remain a vital community asset.
 
In Gratitude,
The Columbus Botanical Garden
 

Understanding Andrea’s Inspiration

SPONSORSHIP

Level Benefits

PRESENTING $20,000

SOLD OUT!

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests
  • GICC catered dinner delivered to desired destination
  • Exclusive program with guest speaker Andrea Wulf, silent auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours and more
  • 2021 Garden celebration together including live music, food, and fun – Date to be determined
  • Listing as Gala Sponsor, Full Page Color Ad in Journal
  • Social Media Promotional Campaign
  • Optional activation booth at the CBG in person celebration and livestream representation
  • Custom Garden Pass to a variety of Annual Columbus Botanical Garden Events.

HEIRLOOM $10,000

SOLD OUT!

  • Champagne toast kickoff for 16 guests
  • GICC catered dinners delivered to desired destination – 16 guests
  • Exclusive program with guest speaker Andrea Wulf, silent auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours and more – 16 guests
  • 2021 Garden celebration together including live music, food, and fun for 16 guests – Date to be determined
  • Listing as Gala Sponsor, Full Page Color Ad in Journal
  • Social Media Promotional Campaign for businesses
  • Custom Garden Pass to a variety of Annual Columbus Botanical Garden Events.

ORCHID $5,000

  • Exclusive program with guest speaker Andrea Wulf, silent auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours and more – 12 guests
  • 2021 Garden celebration including live music, food, and fun – 12 guests – Date to be determined
  • Custom Garden Pass to a variety of Annual Columbus Botanical Garden Events.
  • Our apologies- the event is less than a week away; therefore, we will not be able to provide the champagne, catered meals, and promotional benefits.  However, we would love to share with you the program and the Spring celebration in the Garden!

LILY $2500

 
  • Exclusive program with guest speaker Andrea Wulf, silent auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours and more – 8 guests
  • 2021 Garden celebration including live music, food, and fun for 8 guests – Date to be determined
  • Our apologies- the event is less than a week away; therefore, we will not be able to provide the champagne, catered meals, and promotional benefits.  However, we would love to share with you the program and the Spring celebration in the Garden!

PERENNIAL $1000

 

  • Exclusive program with guest speaker Andrea Wulf, silent auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours and more – 4 guests
  • 2021 Garden celebration together including live music, food, and fun – 4 guests – Date to be determined
  • Garden Pass to Columbus Botanical Garden 2021 Lunch & Learn – Director Series
  • Our apologies- the event is less than a week away; therefore, we will not be able to provide the champagne, catered meals, and promotional benefits.  However, we would love to share with you the program and the Spring celebration in the Garden!

CULTIVATOR $500

 

  • Exclusive program with guest speaker Andrea Wulf, silent auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours and more – 2 guests
  • 2021 Garden celebration together including live music, food, and fun – 2 guests – Date to be determined
  • Garden Pass to select Columbus Botanical Garden 2021 Lunch & Learn – Director Series
  • Our apologies- the event is less than a week away; therefore, we will not be able to provide the champagne, catered meals, and promotional benefits.  However, we would love to share with you the program and the Spring celebration in the Garden!

SUNFLOWER $100

Sponsor at Sunflower Level for your chance to win!

  • Sunflower patronage includes your chance to win a Monthly Beer or Wine gift from MALTITUDE, plus a $100 gift certificate at both JARFLY and NONIC -BEER, BAR & KITCHEN = value $400! – Drawing to occur on Saturday, October 24th, 7:00 pm.
  • Sunflower patrons receive – access to virtual program with Andrea Wulf, online auction, live performances from the Schwob School of Music, garden tours, beer or wine from Maltitude.

Credit card, check, and payment plans accepted at check out.
Questions - contact ccollins@columbusbotanicalgarden.org. or call Chandler Collins 404-901-9115

A Virtual Magical Garden Adventure - FAQ

All sponsors receive the following in varying quantities:

  • Link to exclusive event program 
  • Champagne and Catered meals by GICC
  • Gift basket with goodies and program
  • Post-COVID in person celebration – including music and food
  • Garden Pass to CBG programs and events (details pending per package)
  • Mention in program
  • Social Media promotion for businesses
  • Access to silent auction via Handbid App.

Suggested Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00 – Guests arrive and get settled with their champagne (15 minutes to get settled before the broadcast)
  • 6:15 – Tune into the broadcast and kick-off with a welcome from Stefan and a collective Champagne toast.
  • Program includes- virtual tour of the garden, meet the staff, a welcome from our Board Director, Kent Butler, and our presenting sponsor, Synovus, followed by a riveting presentation by Andrea Wulf.
  • 7:15 – Program has concluded and the stream continues with live musical performances recorded in the Garden featuring artists from Columbus.
  • 7:15-8:00 – Enjoy dinner with your guests or with your family while being serenaded from the Garden.
  • 8:00 – Stefan reminds listeners to place last bids on the silent auction items and bids you adieu before signing off.
  •  8:00-8:15 – Broadcast is over and silent auction ends at 10:00.

Option 1 - You choose to host a Garden Party for you and your guests:

  • According to your sponsorship level, we will deliver meals and champagne for that number of guests to your home plus your sponsor gift basket.
  •  You can choose to connect your computer to your TV, rent a screen, or ask your friends to bring their tablets. (Tech support available at the Geek Squad – +1 706-322-3541 – book your tutorial and hook-up in advance)
  • For screen rental or large TV rental contact Columbus Tape and Video- 706-322-4885 .
  • CBG will send a video to sponsors on how to login and set-up your screen. It will be as easy logging into Zoom.
  • You and your guests will enjoy the program as you would a football game, super bowl party or award ceremony party for the Academy awards.
  • After the program – enjoy the meal, the live music streaming, and the camaraderie!
  • For the event link – Your event link can be shared with your guests to watch anytime after the broadcast at their leisure.
  • For the post-COVID celebration of live music and food – you can give tickets to your guests.

Option 2 - You choose to host a Garden Party for YOU only! Gift your guests the link to the program and the meals for them to enjoy from their homes or
you can donate their meals back to the Garden.

  • According to your sponsorship level, we will have the number of meals, champagne and gift basket for you to choose how to distribute.
  • For the food, drink, & gift basket – We will deliver meals, champagne and gift basket to the sponsor.  Other meals can be picked-up at the GICC.  EXAMPLE: If you choose the Orchid Level sponsorship, you can receive champagne and meals for 8. You can choose how many meals and champagne are delivered to your home along with your gift basket. You can then choose to donate the remaining meals and champagne back to the Garden or gift them to your intended guests to pick-up at the GICC along with their event program.
  • Deadline for delivery request – October 7, 2020.
  • For the event link – You can share the event link with your intended guests up to the number allotted in your sponsorship package. Those recipients can then eat, drink and tune in at 6:00 along with their host. Please share our tech tips webpage along with the event login.
  • For the post-COVID celebration of live music and food – you can gift tickets as you see fit.

NOTE  The event link is yours to have and watch anytime after the broadcast on October 24th at 6:00 pm. Also, the Sunflower Level is $100 for the event link only – no meals, champagne, or post-COVID in person celebration.