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Earth Day Virtual Benefit Week

April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Healthy people and healthy communities are at the heart of The Conservation Foundation’s mission.
In response to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, we’ve adapted our traditional Earth Day Benefit Dinner into a week-long virtual celebration of resilience and how nature restores and reconnects us,
especially during trying times like these!

From Wednesday, April 15th to Wednesday, April 22nd, our online Silent Auction will be open for bidding. We’ll be bringing you daily opportunities to reconnect with others, encourage hope in these unsettling days, and recommit ourselves to the restoration of our natural world.
And it will all culminate the evening of April 22nd, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

Our largest fundraiser of the year, the Earth Day Benefit Week will be a wonderful week-long celebration of nature and the work being done to protect and conserve it. Join us as we gather virtually to celebrate resilience and renewal and recommit ourselves to caring for people as we care for this Earth we share.


The Earth Day Benefit Dinner’s success each year is due to the generous support of our sponsors and silent auction donors. We offer the following 4 sponsorship opportunities:

All sponsors receive name recognition under the appropriate level on emailed communications
(15,000+ contacts) and on this webpage.

Platinum & Gold Level Sponsors receive the following:

  • Premium ad space on our virtual auction site
  • Your logo on our organizational website (if applicable)
  • Your logo on emailed communications

Silver Level Sponsors receive the following:

  • Standard ad space on our virtual auction site
  • Listed as a sponsor on our organizational website and emailed communications

Remix Level Sponsors receive the following:

  • Listed as a sponsor on our organizational website and emailed communications

 Please contact Steve Baldwin at 630-428-4500, Ext. 135 or for more information if you are interested in supporting this event through sponsorship!

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is a foundational part of each Earth Day Benefit.  Once again this year, members and friends of the Foundation and businesses throughout Northeastern Illinois have donated wonderful artwork, books, jewelry, native plant material, trips, and adventure, sports and dining certificates
that have earned our silent auction its acclaimed reputation.

We gladly welcome your donation by April 13th!  All silent auction bidding will be done remotely this year and the auction will be open Wednesday, April 15th to Wednesday, April 22nd.

If you would like to donate to our silent auction please fill out the
Silent Auction Donation Form 2020 or contact Cassi Pollowy at 630-428-4500 Ext. 153 or

Auction donations can be dropped off at our McDonald Farm headquarters in Naperville, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3:30pm in the labeled drop-box in our granary (small white barn), in order to comply with social distancing.  Our Green Earth Harvest farm crew are “essential workers” and will be emptying the bin throughout the day.  McDonald Farm is located at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL 60565. 
Donations can also be mailed to that address!

Auction donors will receive acknowledgment on our GiveSmart Electronic Auction Software, in our eblasts, on our social media channels and on this webpage.

All sponsorships and auction donations are tax-deductible.


April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am
April 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
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