DINNER UNDER THE STARS

Thank you to all who joined us this September for our 26th annual Dinner Under the Stars. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year — we raised over $250,000 thanks to the support of our event sponsors and guests! Funds raised from the Dinner go a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. FONA preserves and enhances the National Arboretum and facilitates experiential programs that instill a love of plants, nature, and the outdoors in all who visit the Arboretum.

With thanks to our 2022 honorary committee: the Honorable Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the Honorable David Scott (D-GA), the Honorable John Boozman (R-AR), and the Honorable G.T. Thompson (R-PA).

This event was co-hosted by Chandler Goule, CEO of National Association of Wheat Growers, and Anne MacMillan, Principal of Invariant GR. We greatly appreciate the continued support of Robert and Kate Bartlett and Bartlett Tree Experts for this event.

dinner under the stars guests

Sponsor list as of September 15, 2022.

Scarlett Oak $50,000

Robert and Kate Bartlett/Bartlett Tree Experts

American Elm $15,000

Lacebark Pine $10,000

Anonymous
Bayer
CropLife America
Outlier Development
Syngenta

Red Maple $5,500

Abbott
BASF
CoBank
Elizabeth M. Dugan
FMI — The Food Industry Association
Invariant and Anne MacMillan
Michael Torrey Associates, LLC
National Association of Wheat Growers
National Corn Growers Association
National Farmers Union
U.S. Beet Sugar Association

Flowering Cherry $3,000

Agri-Pulse
American Forest & Paper Association
American Seed Trade Association
Betty Boyle
Lynne H. Church
NASDA
Jeffrey K. Stine and Marcel C. LaFollette
Michael G. Stevens
USA Rice Federation
University Park Friends of the Arboretum
Nina Weissberg and Stuart Martin
W.S. Jenks/Becky and Jerry Siegel

Flowering Dogwood $1,200

AgSpire
American Forest Foundation
Laura and Guy Cecala
Gail Charnley Elliott
Forbright Bank
Laura Wood Peterson Consulting Inc.

In-Kind

Other Half Brewing
Supreme Core Cider

DINNER UNDER THE STARS

During Dinner Under the Stars, guests enjoy cocktails in the National Arboretum’s Herb Garden and a tented dinner in view of the Capitol Columns. Spend a wonderful fall evening with colleagues, business leaders, and government representatives. The Dinner is a fantastic way to mix and mingle — senior staff and officials from Capitol Hill and the Administration will be invited, however attendance cannot be guaranteed. More information about the 2023 Dinner coming soon.

By attending the Dinner, you support FONA’s work supporting and promoting the National Arboretum. As its primary 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner, we complement the National Arboretum’s work by ensuring its research and gardens are a resource for DC residents and tourists from around the world. We also invite visitors of all ages to form deep and mindful relationships with nature through education programs, recreation programs, and events.

2022 TABLE SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsor a table for friends and colleagues or purchase a single ticket. Tables seat 8-12 people. For table sponsors at the $5,500 level and above, we will happily work with you to seat VIPs. Tickets/sponsorships are tax deductible, less $75 per person.

For more information, please contact Cathy (Cathy@fona.org) or Claire Alrich (202-918-1868, calrich@fona.org).

Sponsor list as of September 15, 2022.

Scarlett Oak $50,000

Robert and Kate Bartlett/Bartlett Tree Experts

American Elm $15,000

Lacebark Pine $10,000

Anonymous
Bayer
CropLife America
Outlier Development
Syngenta

Red Maple $5,500

Abbott
BASF
CoBank
Elizabeth M. Dugan
FMI — The Food Industry Association
Invariant and Anne MacMillan
Michael Torrey Associates, LLC
National Association of Wheat Growers
National Corn Growers Association
National Farmers Union
U.S. Beet Sugar Association

Flowering Cherry $3,000

Agri-Pulse
American Forest & Paper Association
American Seed Trade Association
Betty Boyle
Lynne H. Church
NASDA
Jeffrey K. Stine and Marcel C. LaFollette
Michael G. Stevens
USA Rice Federation
University Park Friends of the Arboretum
Nina Weissberg and Stuart Martin
W.S. Jenks/Becky and Jerry Siegel

Flowering Dogwood $1,200

AgSpire
American Forest Foundation
Laura and Guy Cecala
Gail Charnley Elliott
Forbright Bank
Laura Wood Peterson Consulting Inc.

In-Kind

Other Half Brewing
Supreme Core Cider

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