On Saturday July 25, 2015, The Sylvia Center invites you to our annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner in the fields of Katchkie Farm. Our dinner will feature seasonal and local ingredients. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Sylvia Center’s programs in Columbia County. We hope you will join us for this delicious night at the Farm!
Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman
Debbie & Ralph Gardner
Steven Harris & Lucien Rees-Roberts
Renée Iacone & Steve Clearman
Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger
Rob Arango & Gary Stefanick
Didi & David Barrett
John Banta & Daniel O’Donnell
Elliot Berkowitz & Kelly Schunk
David & Betsy Berliner
Myra & Charles Biblowit
Warren & Lenny Collins
Cindy & David Edelson
Sheldon Evans & Martha McMaster
Trudy Elbaum Gottesman
Jean Hamilton & Rick McCarthy
Nicholas Haylett & Timothy Husband
Jacob Israelow & Tanushri Kumar
Michelle Lovelace & Lloyd Zimett
Stephen Metcalf & Koethi Zan
Dodi Meyer, MD
Amy & Curt Middleton
Michael Pollack & Barbara Marcus
Paul Shechtman & Bonnie Yochelson
Ticket and Sponsorship Levels
To purchase tickets online, please visit sylviacenterdinner2015.eventbrite.com
To purchase sponsorship tables and tickets directly and avoid the Eventbrite fee please download and fill out this RSVP form and mail with payment to:
The Sylvia Center
304 Hudson Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10013
If you are purchasing a Seed or Root Ticket and would like to sit with another guest attending the dinner, please e-mail Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we will make every effort possible to seat you with those whom you have requested.
Leaf Sponsor $5,000 Download RSVP Form | Purchase Online
Provides funding for a full year of the Seed to Plate program for 1 school in Columbia County. Includes reserved seating for 10; one quarter-page program ad; recognition in program and online materials. $4,500 is tax-deductible.
Flower Sponsor $10,000 Download RSVP Form | Purchase Online
Provides funding for Fresh Food Comes from the Farm for 3 Columbia County schools. Includes reserved seating for 10; one half-page program ad; recognition in program and online materials. $9,500 is tax-deductible.
Fruit Sponsor $15,000 Download RSVP Form | Purchase Online
Provides funding for one full-time Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm intern, or for Fresh Food Comes from the Farm for 5 Columbia County schools. Includes reserved seating for 10; one full-page program ad; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $14,500 is tax-deductible.
Seed Ticket $150 Download RSVP Form | Purchase Online
One ticket to the benefit. Supports the purchase of ingredients for 1 Fresh Food Comes from the Farm program day. $100 of this ticket is tax-deductible.
Root Ticket $500 Download RSVP Form | Purchase Online
Includes 1 ticket to the benefit and recognition in program and online materials. Supports 1 year of Seed to Plate program for 1 student. $450 of this ticket is tax-deductible.
Our dinner will occur rain or shine. No refunds available.
About The Sylvia Center
The Sylvia Center’s programs in Columbia County engage youth in every step of the story of food from seed to plate, showing them the joys of growing, preparing, and sharing fresh food together. We teach skills that inspire young people to establish independent healthy eating habits — so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
During the growing season, May through October, our students observe the farm in full operation and become farmers themselves in The Sylvia Center’s Learning Garden. A sensory tour introduces young people to the plants: they are encouraged to touch, smell, and taste. Later, they hoe, weed, dig, and harvest before moving to the outdoor learning kitchen to chop, mix, and cook their harvest into a healthy, delicious group lunch.
Proceeds from last summer’s dinner helped us reach 1,625 young people and their families in Columbia County with our on-farm and community-based programs, and helped provide 14 youth and school groups with bus scholarships so that they could come to the farm for full-day programs.
This year, the proceeds will help us reach our goal of bringing 2,000 young people to the farm, expanding our Seed to Plate program to more local schools and community centers, and continuing to build partnerships with community organizations.