Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate sponsorship of the events held at Effie Yeaw Nature Center offers a range of benefits to meet your business objectives. As a sponsor, your company will increase brand exposure and enhance visibility as a leading corporate citizen in Sacramento and in the wider community through unique marketing, client hospitality and engagement opportunities.

Art Gala and Auction

Our Spring Gala and Art Auction, Art Where Wild Things Are, is held annually on the beautiful grounds of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael, along the American River Parkway. This grand event, which sells out every year, draws arts patrons and nature-lovers, as well as local community leaders. Guests are treated to an exquisite supper by a local caterer, music, silent and live auctions of juried artwork—including original pieces by well-known local artists. A range of sponsorship levels is available for this event.

Sponsorship Levels are outlined on the flyer downloadable here.

Nature Fest

NatureFest is held each October at Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael. This family-friendly event includes live animal shows, hands-on activities, demonstrations, guided hikes and educational exhibits. NatureFest draws a variety of attendees, including nature enthusiasts, families, boys and girls scouting groups, and other youth organizations. Promoting science & nature education and safe outdoor recreation, NatureFest is an excellent opportunity for local businesses and organizations to interact with our community. A range of sponsorship levels is available for this event.

Sponsorship Levels are outlined on the flyer downloadable here.

Let us know if you have any questions

You can always call us at (916) 489-4918

Past Gala Art Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Fred & Betsy Weiland

Underwriter Sponsors

  • Marcy Friedman
  • Inside Publications
  • Western Health Advantage

Patron Sponsors

  • Carmichael Times
  • Dignity Health
  • Drobny Law Offices
  • Fort Hemenway Bed & Breakfast
  • Genovese, Burford & Brothers
  • Peggy & Bruce Kennedy
  • Pat Mahony & Randy Getz
  • Dr. Dennis & Mrs. Nancy Marks
  • Raley's Family of Fine Stores
  • Gabriella Rasi, DDS
  • Sacramento County Regional Parks
  • sbw Design
  • Sierra National Construction
  • SMUD
  • Donald and Denise Timmons

We also receive support from local small businesses, including:


Other Partners & Sponsors

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center and the American River Natural History Association would like to thank our sponsors and partners:

Platinum Supporters

  • Richard & Carol Laursen
  • Department of Fish & Game Propagation Fund

Grand Patrons

  • David & Maxine Clark
  • Betsy & Fred Weiland


  • Aerojet & the GenCorp Foundation
  • County of Sacramento Stormwater Quality Division
  • Marcy Friedman


  • American Water
  • Anonymous
  • Paula Baldi
  • Bank of Sacramento
  • Dick Barbar & Sandie Dunn
  • Ted and Melza Barr
  • Peggy Berry
  • Victor & Karen Binsacca
  • Elaine Bonnington
  • Bill Davis
  • Jackie DeLu & Michael Covey
  • Roger & Carol Dreyer
  • Eskaton Foundation
  • Marilyn Evans
  • Nathan Fairman
  • Genovese, Burford & Brothers
  • Patricia & Randy Getz
  • Gary Gravier in memory of Debbie Gravier
  • Lou Heinrich
  • Claudia Hulbe
  • Inside Publications
  • Ernest & Muriel Johnson
  • Gerry Jones
  • Richard Jones
  • Peggy and Bruce Kennedy
  • Kit Kirkpatrick
  • Beverly Lewis
  • Loveall Foundation for Children
  • Dennis & Nancy Marks
  • James & Susan McClatchy Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation
  • McDonald Plumbing Company
  • The Miles Law Firm
  • Don Mongeau
  • Oakmont of Carmichael
  • Nancy Oprsal
  • Kim Pacini-Hauch
  • Walter Packard
  • Raley's Family of Fine Stores
  • Diane Ramsey
  • Sacramento Area Creeks Council
  • Sacramento Audubon Society
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • Sacramento Water Forum
  • Sierra National Construction
  • Cindy Smith
  • SMUD
  • Paul Tebbel
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Liz Williamson
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