Saturday
October 24, 2020

A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE & A 2021 GARDEN CELEBRATION
To be enjoyed by you and your guests at a destination of your choice!

Champagne Reception, Catered GICC Dinner, Garden Tour,
Talk by Andrea Wulf, Music & Silent Auction

Join us for an exciting evening of champagne, dinner, music, and silent auction as we celebrate virtually the Garden’s history and exciting future. Your participation in our fundraiser ensures the success of
this community garden space, its educational programs, public events, urban farming and
outreach efforts to serve the people of Columbus.
We are honored by your support of the Columbus Botanical Garden.

Experience the world renowned speaker and award-winning British author Andrea Wulf as she shares the stories from her recent book, The Invention of Nature- Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World. Andrea is a botanical historian who has shared her knowledge and entertained audiences from the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society in London to Monticello and the New York Public Library. Andrea will awaken us to the discoveries of this great scientist and intrepid explorer who has journeyed through rainforests and climbed active volcanoes while explaining nature as a global force.  Alexander Von Humboldt's legacy lives thanks to Andrea and her commitment to celebrating a very intriguing historical figure.

“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 COVID, we are pleased to present a virtual program where sponsors can choose to host a private garden party for their guests or celebrate separately. If you are interested in celebrating and promoting the Garden without all the fuss of cooking and planning, then we have got 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 and event program. We will provide assistance to help you set up your livestream event in advance. You and your guests will tune in for the 6:00 collective champagne toast. The evening’s program will commence shortly thereafter and will be emceed by CBG’s Executive Director, Stefan Bloodworth. The scheduled entertainment will include virtual garden tours, Andrea Wulf’s presentation and live Q & A, music, silent auction, and the presentation of the Sally Williams Foley Award.

Your sponsorship also includes tickets to our in-person post-COVID event at the Garden complete with live music, food, libation, and each other.

Please select your sponsorship level below and we thank you in advance for your support. Your patronage directly impacts the continuation and success of this community asset and its public programs.

 

Understanding Andrea’s Inspiration

SPONSORSHIP

Level Benefits

PRESENTING $20,000

CUSTOMIZABLE PACKAGE

 

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests via livestream
  • GICC catered dinner delivered to desired destination
  • Livestream talk with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, music and more
  • Post-COVID celebration together at the Garden 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

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests via livestream for 16 guests
  • GICC catered dinners delivered to desired destination for 16 guests
  • Livestream talk with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, and music and more for 16 guests
  • Post-COVID CBG celebration together in the Garden including live music, food, and fun for 20 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

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests via livestream for 12 guests
  • GICC catered dinners delivered to desired destination for 12 guests
  • Livestream talk with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, and music and more for 12 guests
  • Post-COVID CBG celebration together in the Garden including live music, food, and fun for 12 guests – Date to be determined
  • Listing as Gala Sponsor, Half Page Black & White Ad in Journal
  • Social Media Promotional Campaign for businesses
  • Custom Garden Pass to a variety of Annual Columbus Botanical Garden Events.

LILY $2500

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests via livestream for 8 guests
  • GICC catered dinners delivered to desired destination for 8 guests
  • Livestream talk with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, and music and more for 8 guests
  • Post-COVID CBG celebration together in the Garden including live music, food, and fun for 6 guests – Date to be determined
  • Listing as Gala Sponsor, Quater Page Black & White Ad in Journal
  • Custom Garden Pass to a variety of Annual Columbus Botanical Garden Events.

PERENNIAL $1000

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests via livestream for 4 guests
  • GICC catered dinners delivered to desired destination for 4 guests
  • Livestream talk with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, and music and more for 4 guests
  • Post-COVID CBG celebration together in the Garden including live music, food, and fun for 4 guests – Date to be determined
  • Listing as Gala Sponsor, Eighth Page Black & White Ad in Journal
  • Garden Pass to Columbus Botanical Garden 2021 Lunch & Learn – Director Series

CULTIVATOR $500

  • Champagne toast kickoff for you and your guests via livestream for 2 guests
  • GICC catered dinners delivered to desired destination for 2 guests
  • Livestream talk with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, and music and more for 2 guests
  • Post-COVID CBG celebration together in the Garden including live music, food, and fun for 2 guests – Date to be determined
  • Garden Pass to select Columbus Botanical Garden 2021 Lunch & Learn – Director Series

SUNFLOWER $100

Access to Livestream with Andrea Wulf, silent auction, and music only

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 event program and live Q & A
  • Champagne and Catered meal 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 – Live Q & A with Andrea Wulf (type questions in the chat box or send them in advance if you choose).
  • 7:30 – Program has concluded and the stream continues with live musical performances recorded in the Garden featuring artists from Columbus.
  • 7:30-8:45 – Enjoy dinner with your guests or with your family while being serenaded from the Garden.
  • 8:45 – Stefan reminds listeners to place last bids on the silent auction items and bids you adieu before signing off.
  •  9:00 – Broadcast is over and silent auction ends at 9:30.

 

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.