Environmental Learning Center Annual Fundraising Gala and Thomas R. Schidel Education & Event Pavilion Unveiling

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM
A One-of-a-Kind Immersive Experience
Presented by the ELC in Partnership with FW Productions
For more information, contact:
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Event Features

 > VIP Pre-Party

> Red Carpet Photo Experience

> Paella Presentation

> Live DJ

> Professional Dance Performances

> Live Art & Auction

> Dessert & Champagne

"RESTORATION will be an evening full of elegance, sensitivity, and education with elements of surprise."  

Thomas R. Schidel Education & Event Pavilion

The unveiling of the Thomas R. Schidel Education & Event Pavilion will reflect a culmination of several years of planning and community support to greatly enhance the ELC’s unique Wabasso Island 64-acre campus into a more compelling place to visit for environmental education, science, human and environmental health, and nature experiences for all ages.


The facility enables new programmatic revenues and it will also incorporate many environmentally friendly features consistent with the ELC’s mission.

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Support the Cause

Make a contribution to support the efforts of the ELC. You can designate your gift to our Unrestricted, Maggy Bowman Scholarship, or Community Outreach Funds. Thank you!

ELC is featuring a matinee show of RESTORATION on April 24, 2022 | 1-2 PM

$35 Per Person
This will include only the performance parts of the RESTORATION show. 
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Visionary Behind Restoration

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Chris Foster, President / Creative Director of FW Productions (and a Vero Beach Native) was immediately drawn to the ELC's vision of their newest facility and saw the immense potential for how the unique outdoor venue should be showcased. 

"After my conversation with Barb (ELC's Executive Director) I saw exactly what this evening should be. Restoration was the perfect place to start. This piece takes us on a journey of when our oceans were pure prior to the devastation of pollution.  The evening will fully engage guests, leaving them educated, inspired and uplifted." 


Attendees will experience an evening of elegance, exquisite food, entertainment, fundraising and, most importantly, become fully immersed in the Environmental Learning Center’s mission of educating, inspiring, and empowering all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being.

FW Productions Inc, provides live entertainment for all occasions and offers a variety of services that enable you to customize your event to your entertainment needs. Their productions are high energy, with some of the most talented good-looking singers, dancers, and acrobats out there. From small intimate parties to large corporate events, cruise line entertainment or casino showrooms; FW Productions will create an experience to remember.

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Presenting Sponsor


Standing Ovation Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Spackman

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Immersive Experience Sponsors

John & Susan Daniels, Robert & Carol Lincoln, Fred & Peggy Marino,
Chris & Keena Clifford, David & Leslie Prothro, and Brian & Cricket Mullaney

Jeff & Rosanne Susi,
Peter & Margaret Carnwath,
Patrick and Carol Welsh,
Randy and Sandra Rolf, 
and Jack & Mollie Rogers

Tim & Carol Buhl


Curtain Call Sponsors


Liz Santoro

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Tarik & Patricia Kawi

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Supporting Role Sponsors

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Joan Edwards

Christopher & Penny Saridakis

Peter Stifel & Hughlett Kirby

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Encore Sponsors

Doug & Lesia Graybill

Robert & Kathleen Prindiville

The Kahle Foundation

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James & Virginia Sourbeer

Susan Kasten

William & Susan Friesell

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Bill & Jackie Bannister

Carol Lynne Cushman

Archie S. Wingfield, Jr.
Charitable Trust

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Schlitt Gonzalez Team
Coldwell Banker Paradise

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Lisa & Tim Schuller

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
& Hampton Inn

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