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Annual Fundraiser: Sponsorship & Silent Auction Invitation

Updated: Jul 17, 2023


Dear Community Partners,

After a year of positive impact in our region thanks to community support, Sustainable Stillwater MN (SSMN) is hosting its second annual fundraiser, Sustainability Works!, on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the JX Center. We invite you to join us in sponsoring this event to be a part of the solution for a healthier, more resilient community. Our goal is to find one presenting sponsor and others at varying levels. Please join us and register!

Because of support from our fundraiser last year, Sustainable Stillwater MN hired part-time contract employees to assist our workgroup leaders and volunteers to expand the impact of our many projects. SSMN is still very grassroots, with an eye for empowering our community to make individual, business, and governmental decisions that lower our carbon footprint. We are grateful to announce that our most impactful goal, a climate action plan with the City of Stillwater, is moving forward.

Karla Hult, from Channel 11, will be back to lead us as emcee with her passion and purpose. In the works is also a motivating, educational speaker, along with a local auctioneer. Green Champion Awards will return, and our location will move to the larger JX Center. Silent and live auction items, geared toward nature and sustainability, will be part of our evening as well.

Join us on November 2 with your sponsorship and presence as we learn and grow together as a community, honor those who are true champions in sustainability, and become inspired to “think globally, act locally.”

Working for our community, Sustainable Stillwater MN Board of Directors:

Rick Heidick, Board Chair; Roger Tomten, Board Vice-Chair; Tiffany Parr, Treasurer; Nancy Lyner, Secretary; Wendy Gorski, Green Business Lead; Buff Grace, Board Member; Clayton Domcum, Board Member; Kelsey Depew, Communications Specialist; and Ami Voeltz, Program Administrator.

Sustainability Works - sponsorship_silent auction invitation -2023
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  • $10,000 PRESENTING SPONSOR (1) - (Name on invitations, banners, social media platforms, quarterly article in newsletter, recognition at Photo Booth, website promotion, MC thank you, one table of 10)

  • $5,000 EARTH SPONSOR - (Name on banner, social media platforms, two articles in monthly newsletter, website promotion, MC thank you, 8 tickets)

  • $2,500 FOREST SPONSOR - (Name in program, social media platforms, name on website, one article per year in monthly newsletter, MC thank you, and 6 tickets)

  • $1,500 GRASS SPONSOR - (Name in program, social media platforms, name on website, one article per year in monthly newsletter, MC thank you, and 4 tickets)

  • $500 ROOTS SPONSOR - (Name in social media platforms, name in program, MC thank You, and 2 tickets)

  • SEED SPONSOR - In-kind donation of needed items for event

Your gifts and SSMN’s determination have accomplished:

127 businesses in Green Business Directory - Bike to School Day - Bike Distribution - Upgrading Bronze Level Bike Friendly Community - Rain Gardens Maintenance - Pollinator and Bird-friendly Plantings at Lily Lake - Trash Dashes - Storm drains Stenciled - Presentations - Climate Action Plan Progress for the Stillwater Area - Bluebirds Nesting - What’s That Plant Events - Climate Fair - Stillwater EV Chargers - Monthly E-news - Lights Out for Birds - No Mow May - Volunteer Appreciation


Sustainability Works! Silent Auction Invitation

Sustainable Stillwater MN was envisioned in 2014 by a group of high school students, later joined by adults in the community, and finally in March of 2019, became a 501.c.3 nonprofit. Passionate volunteers, small donations, and an occasional grant laid the groundwork for Sustainable Stillwater MN. Last year was our successful first fundraiser. Your contributions to our Silent Auction will support our programs and projects, as well as give leadership and innovation to our organization.

A few thoughts that help us plan:

  • All items should have a minimum value of $25

  • The Silent Auction donation could be an object (a pottery vase) or a service (dinner at a restaurant)

  • SSMN reserves the right to combine donations with others to make an attractive, saleable silent auction bid

  • A description or picture of the item or service is appreciated

  • Our auction’s theme is nature and sustainability. Items in the auction should follow the theme

Thank you for your contribution to the Silent Auction!

Information We'll Need To Know:

  • Object or Service Provided

  • Value of Object or Service

  • Description of Donation

  • Name of Individual or Business Contributing

  • Email of individual or Business

  • Mailing Address of Contributor

Sustainable Stillwater MN is a 501.c.3 nonprofit with a Federal Tax Identification Number of 82-3255441. Find us at Your donations are tax-deductible.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - 5865 Neal Ave N, #152 - Stillwater, MN 55082

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