UPPER DELAWARE REGION, PA and NY—Celebrate our unique Upper Delaware River region with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at the 11th annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner on Saturday, April 28th at 5:30pm.

The popular event, held at Silver Birches Waterfront in Hawley, PA, features a four-course farm-to-table dinner and wine tasting followed by an exciting live auction. It is the Conservancy’s primary benefit event. This year, the event is honoring community leaders Gary Beilman, President and CEO of The Dime Bank, and Brenda Ruello, philanthropist, former board member, and co-founder of the Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation and Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, West Africa. 

The evening begins with a wine tasting and silent auction at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 7:00 PM. The live auction and raffle cap the celebration during dessert. Gala tickets are $140 per person, which includes a $75 charitable gift to the Conservancy. Delicious gourmet cuisine will be prepared using locally grown ingredients.

The Conservancy’s Foods of the Delaware Highlands Gala Dinner Committee is delighted to be supported by honorary chair Sean Strub, author, activist, mayor of Milford, PA and owner of the Hotel Fauchere. Dinner committee members include Barbara Cuffe, Jeanne Genzlinger, Kate Hayes, Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Karen Lutz, Joan Santo, and Mary Sue Price.

Live and silent auctions offer exciting selections, including a relaxing stay at the Lodge at Woodloch; “glamping” experiences; access to private clubs including a day of guided fly fishing at the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club; and a private dinner party for ten on the stargazer deck at Ledges Hotel. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org in early April to view our full slate of auction items.  If you are unable to attend the dinner but would still like to bid on an auction item, please email the Conservancy at info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164 to make arrangements.

Sincere thanks to generous dinner sponsors: James Asselstine and Bette Davis, Greg Belcamino and Judith Welcom, Michael and Cynthia Cann, Stacy Cohen (Catskill Distilling Company), The Dime Bank, Barbara and Gerard Cuffe, Michael and Elizabeth Drummond, Michael and Elizabeth Geitz, Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger, Doug and Kate Hayes, The Homestead School, Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Karen and Charles Lutz, Jeff Ogden and Melissa Kearney, Mary Sue Price, Jeff and Gail Rosalsky, John and Donna Ross, Ron and Joan Santo, Maudie Shanley, Sullivan County Visitors Association, Mike Uretsky and Wendy Burnett, Scott and Beth Van Gorder, Brendan and Kathy Weiden, and Barbara Yeaman.

Opportunities to support the Delaware Highlands Conservancy as a dinner sponsor are available. The $5,000 Dinner Sponsor level includes 10 tickets to the event and a full page with premier placement in the evening’s program. The Conservator level for $2,500 includes 6 guaranteed tickets to the dinner and a full page in the program. The Reception Sponsor level for $1,500 includes 4 guaranteed tickets to the dinner and a half-page in the program; the Guardian level for $1,000 includes 4 guaranteed tickets to the dinner and a quarter-page in the program; and the Steward level for $500 includes 2 guaranteed tickets to the dinner and 2 lines in the program. For those who cannot attend, the $250 Friend level also includes 2 lines in the program. Sponsorships are a charitable contribution to the Conservancy less $65 per person attending.

The nonprofit Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities of the Upper Delaware River region to conserve our natural heritage and quality of life. The theme of the gala dinner, “Love where you live!” highlights our working farms and forests and the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in the Upper Delaware River region.

Reserve your seat or sponsor the 11th annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands Gala today by contacting the Conservancy at info@delawarehighlands.org or 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org to learn more about the Conservancy’s work and other ways to get involved.