SoFo’s 28th Annual Summer Gala Benefit: A Journey Into the Wild, July 8th

The 2015 South Fork Natural History Museum’s Annual Benefit Gala

This year’s exciting Summer Gala Benefit will honor leaders who are redefining wildlife conservation in the 21st century: Alan Rabinowitz, the CEO of Panthera, dedicated to the conservation of the world’s wild cats; Ocearch’s Founding Chairman Chris Fischer, a pioneer in studying and tracking great white and tiger sharks; and artist, author and photographer Peter Beard and his wife, Nejma Beard.

VIP pre-Gala Cocktail Reception 6pm – 7pm; Event Reception 7pm – 10pm

The 6:00-7:00 pm Pre-gala VIP Cocktail Reception will feature a Special Tasting Menu by Leading Chefs & Restaurants Peter Ambrose, Endless Summer Grille; Marco Barilla, Insatiable Eats; Keith Davis, The Golden Pear; Greg Grossman, Oreya Restaurant & Lounge at the Capri; Kerry Heffernan, Grand Banks Restaurant; Matt Ketcham at Ketcham’s Seafarm; David Loewenberg & Sam McCleland, The Beacon and Bell & Anchor; and Andrew Schor, East Hampton Grill (list in formation).

The 7:00-10:00 pm Gala Reception will feature abundant farm-to-table and sustainable seafood hors d’oeuvres catered by Peter Ambrose, an Honoree Presentation, special surprise guests, Live and Silent Auctions, and Dancing to the In the Groove Band, with a special guest performance by Livingston Taylor.

VIP Tickets are $1,300, and general admission (with limited availability) tickets are $425. Young Professionals (30 and under) tickets are $275. VIP Tables are $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.

For VIP tickets, tables and business sponsorship opportunities, call Diana Aceti, Director of Development at 631.903.7217, or email General admission tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 631.537.9735.