A Dunes Affair Annual Fundraising Gala
Friday, September 20, 6pm
Silent and Live Auctions | Live Music | Wine, Beer, and Dinner by the Bite
Proceeds help students from diverse communities and backgrounds
discover the wonder and science of nature in a National Park
You can make a difference! Buy your tickets today.
Thank you to our Signature Sponsors:
Audio Visual Sponsor: 1st Source Bank
Dessert Sponsor: NIPSCO
Invitation Sponsor: Indiana American Water Co.
Music Sponsor: Indiana University Northwest
Specialty Drink Sponsor: Journeyman Distillery
Thank you to our Table Sponsors:
Monica Conrad, Lewis Kappes
Purdue University Northwest
Sophia Stratton & Rick Novak
Thorgren Tool & Molding
Thank you to 2019 Corporate Sponsors:
ArcelorMittal, BP AMerica, Enbridge, Franklin Pest Solutions, Friends of Indiana Dunes, Lakeshore Public Media,
Mihalo Family Dentistry, NIPSCO, Pratt Industries, Wickcraft Boardwalks
This year, the Green Apple Award will be presented to science educator and Hoosier historian Ken Schoon. A founding board member of Dunes Learning Center and Indiana University Northwest professor emeritus, Ken has long been an advocate for environmental education in the Dunes.
About the Invitation Artwork
Local artist Mark Vander Vinne’s latest painting is featured on the invitation for A Dunes Affair. Titled “Before the Sun Goes Down,” this beautiful piece captures the beauty of the Indiana Dunes at sunset. The reflective light on the water, the wonderful patterns of clouds in the sky, and the reaching dune grass all give a peaceful essence to the scene.
Valued at more than $1150, this beautiful original oil painting on linen is framed to 18”x22” and will be part of the live auction. Join us at A Dunes Affair to place your bid and take it home!
Check out Mark’s other work: https://vandervinnestudio.com/