Dinner in the Woods


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We’re incredibly grateful for the immense generosity of all who joined and supported us on May 4, 2019 for our annual Dinner in the Woods event. Thanks to you, IslandWood is inspiring tomorrow’s environmental problem solvers, today. We look forward to coming together again next year to spark environmental change through intentional education!

Leave the gowns and tuxedos in the closet. This gala is Pacific Northwest casual – jeans, flannels, or fleeces are encouraged.


We warmly thank our 2019 Honorary Hosts and Host Committee for their extraordinary leadership and support. Dinner in the Woods couldn’t happen without their passion and engagement.

Johnna & Fred Kleisner

Lois Hartman & Richard Mahoney

Auction Preview

Our auction preview will be available 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.

Our Sponsors

The following sponsors have provided critical funding to cover the cost of putting on Dinner in the Woods. Their support ensures that funds raised during the event directly benefit our organization, programs, and the students we serve. Please join us in thanking the following companies:

Clark Construction, LLC

Wells Fargo

AHT Insurance
Bank of America Private Bank
PCC Community Markets
Town and Country Markets