Dinner in the Woods


From the woods of Bainbridge Island, to the schoolyards of Seattle, to the halls of the State Capitol building, we’re working across the region to create environmental change. Students and teachers leave our programs knowing they have the power to solve environmental issues and make a positive impact on the planet, today. Join us to celebrate the successes of the past year and to support the work we still have ahead.



We’re pleased to announce a new award that will be featured at Dinner in the Woods.  The Nourishing Roots Award honors one individual or organization that has made a significant impact on IslandWood and has gone above and beyond to nourish the roots of our foundation.


The recipient of the 2020 Nourishing Roots Award is John Warner. Please join us in celebrating the incredible impact John has had on IslandWood.


IslandWood Arrival Sign


Dinner in the Woods wouldn’t be possible without the incredible passion, leadership and many hours of hard work from our 2020 Host Committee.

Debbi & Paul Brainerd

Laury & Bill Bryant

Laura Clise & Nicole Hatch

Brittni & Larry Estrada

Ellie & Brendan Fields

Camille Gibson

Tiffin Goodman & Jason Baumgarten

Lois Hartman & Richard Mahoney

Gretchen Hund Andrews & Ted Andrews

Johnna & Fred Kleisner

Marguerite & Mort Kondracke

Debbie & Dennis Madsen

Sara Moorehead & Jeffrey Ratte

Sara Morris & Will Rava

Sally & William Neukom

Yoko Okano & Ravi Grover

Sara & Matt Otepka

Julie & Ben Packard

Melanie Pritt

Elizabeth Shonsey & Dave Johnson

Liann & Steve Sundquist

Pooja & Puneet Tandon

Danielle & Brad Tilden

Marilyn & John Warner

Lauren Wyckoff

Auction Preview

Our auction preview will be shared a month prior to our next Dinner in the Woods. We invite you to check back then to explore thoughtfully-curated auction items you won’t find anywhere else.


Can't Attend? Join our Matching Challenge

Even if you can’t join us for Dinner in the Woods, you can still play a critical role in its success with a gift to our Dinner in the Woods Matching Challenge. Your gift will both support our work in a meaningful and lasting way and inspire others to give bigger and engage more deeply. Will you join us?

Your gift will prepare the next generation of inspired environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on our planet – now and in the future.


$50,000 funds an entire week of our School Overnight Program, helping more than 130 students see the power they have to make a difference today and tomorrow.


$25,000 breaks down financial barriers for 50 students to attend our School Overnight Program and learn about the impact we all have on our communities, the planet, and the people we share it with.


$15,000 brings 20 visiting professional artists to IslandWood to teach students new means of creative expression that reveal discoveries and connections in the world around us.


$10,000 puts our graduate program in reach of a future educator who will ignite change in our schools, communities, and the planet.


$5,000 inspires 500 4th graders to be tomorrow’s problem solvers, today, through our stormwater science and engineering programs.


$2,500 provides 250 students with intentional field science experiences at Brightwater or in a Seattle watershed that links environmental issues to personal experiences.


$1,000 gives 150 students the opportunity to explore their relationship with the planet and food systems in our Garden Classroom.


$500 invests in one student to attend our School Overnight Program, creating a ripple of environmental action.


$250 covers the cost for one classroom teacher to participate in our professional development series and acquire tools to make urgent environmental issues relevant to their students’ lives.

Corporate Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful for the support of our sponsors.


If you’re interested in sponsoring Dinner in the Woods, please contact emilyc@islandwood.org.


Contact Us

If you have questions or need additional information, don’t hesitate to reach out. Please contact philanthropy@islandwood.org.