Make a Ripple GALA

Join ETC for our Next Make a Ripple Gala!

Join ETC for our next Make a Ripple Gala!

Sadly, we had to cancel our annual Make a Ripple Gala, originally scheduled for May 2, 2020. In a normal year, the funds raised from our generous donors at the Gala generate around 25% of our annual income and go toward supporting ETC’s Scholarship Fund for participants of all abilities and under-resourced youth. This had a huge impact on ETC’s operation. ETC’s staff and Board are making difficult decisions and adjustments to minimize the long-term impact of COVID-19 on our organization and our community.

Please make a generous donation to support ETC and allow us to “hit the water paddling” as soon as it is safe to do so.  

Looking ahead, we will hold our next Make a Ripple as soon as it is safe to do so.  When that time comes,  guests at the gala will once again have the opportunity to participate in an exciting live auction featuring one-of-kind items, enjoy a delicious oyster bar and local wines, feast on a delectable dinner of local cuisine, and learn about ETC’s life-changing programs, all while supporting our mission.

Make a Ripple is never short of smiles, inspiration, and tears as we celebrate the achievements of a caring and compassionate community, and come together around a powerful vision.

Make a Ripple & Make a Difference!

 

 

Highlights of Ripples Past

Josh Hancock
As the keynote speaker at ETC’s Make a Ripple Gala in 2018, Josh Hancock, who suffered a spinal cord injury several years ago,  spoke meaningfully about the impact that ETC has made on his life. He shares, “This community of ETC is more than just outdoor activities, its a community that speaks to my life through experiences, adventures and art.” Watch the entire speech:

 

 

ETC Gala 2016 – Youth LEAD Presentation

Watch and listen to an inspiring cohort of ETC Fellows, as they creatively tell stories about their internships using the medium of shadow puppets.

 

Make a Ripple Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Through a generous sponsorship and partnership with Cavallo Point, ETC’s Make a Ripple Gala takes place at the world class Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito each Spring.  Our guests have the opportunity to participate in an exciting live auction, feast on a delectable dinner of local cuisine, and learn about ETC’s life-changing programs, all while supporting our important mission. 

Platinum Ripple Sponsorship – $10,000
Listing on ETC’s website, event signage, and other promotional materials
Full page advertisement in the program on the night of the event
10 free spots for an ETC SF Bay Kayak or American River Rafting trip
A table for 6 at the Gala

Gold Ripple Sponsorship – $5,000
Listing on ETC’s website, event signage, and other promotional materials
Half page advertisement in program
3 seats at the Gala

Silver Ripple Sponsorship – $2,500
Listing on ETC’s website, event signage, and other promotional materials
1/4 page advertisement in program
2 seats at the Gala

Bronze Ripple Sponsorship – $1,000
Listing on ETC’s website, event signage, and other promotional materials
1/8 page advertisement in Program

Your ETC Gala auction contribution will help thousands of under-resourced youth and people with disabilities experience transformation, inspiration and improved health on ETC accessible adventures in the great outdoor. Please let us know by contacting info@etctrips.org if you are interested in sponsorship of our Gala at any of the above levels.