WildCare Gala 2021

WildCare Gala 2021 Saturday, August 21, 2021

The WildCare 2021 Gala was a WILD success! Watch the recorded livestream below and share the magic that is WildCare!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported the WildCare Gala! We are so grateful to our generous sponsors and Silent Auction donors, our in-person event attendees, our Gala To-Go attendees and everyone who watched and so generously supported our Fund-a-Need!

Thank you! Your support of the Gala will help WildCare care for injured and orphaned wildlife in our Wildlife Hospital and teach the next generation to love and protect wildlife through our Nature Education Programs.

Watch our stunning and heartfelt video "WildCare 2021," which premiered at the Gala on August 21, 2021, then click here to donate to our WildCare Gala Fund-a-Need!

Did you enjoy the stunning videos created as previews for our Gala Silent Auction? The auction may be over, but you can still enjoy those videos (and get excited about the next WildCare Gala Silent Auction!). Click to view our Silent Auction Preview videos.

Thank you to the Generous Sponsors of the 2021 WildCare Gala

Presenting Sponsors

Saga and Frederick Perry, III


Peregrine Falcon Sponsors


Swainson's Hawk Sponsors

Maureen Groper          Susanne and Jeffrey Lyons

Steve & Julie Kimball


Red-Shouldered Hawk Sponsors

Veronica Geczi & Mark Cavage          Sandy Monticelli

Rob & Linda Stiles          Sarkissian Bullock Team


Northern Harrier Sponsors

Cassandra Miller


American Kestrel Sponsors




Sue Burrell & Don Kerson

Martz Accountancy Corporation

Vaughn & Chiyomi Maurice

Montecito Plaza Shopping Center

Marcie & Bobby Phares

Bob & Donys Powell

Richard Thalheimer Family

Alice Weigel

Ellyn & Brett Weisel

Our 2021 Gala sponsors will receive prominent event placement, media coverage and social mentions.

Through this, you will have the attention of a diverse audience – from educators and parents, to nature enthusiasts and animal lovers.

WildCare’s email list reaches 75,320 individuals. Our social media following is robust: Facebook followers total 22,180; Instagram 5,262; and Twitter 296,000.

Sponsorships also include tickets to the event, offering the opportunity to share the world of WildCare with friends and family, or within your organization.

Click here to complete your sponsorship online!

Questions about sponsorship? Please contact Nicole Trautsch, Director of Development at nicole@discoverwildcare.org or 415-453-1000 x31.

WildCare Gala In-person Event COVID Precautions

We are thrilled to be offering an in-person gala experience this year! Like always, we are putting the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers at the forefront of our plans. After careful consideration, we are requiring that ticket holders be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person. Proof of vaccination* will be requested at check-in or can be sent in advance. We are also requiring that masks be worn in all indoor areas of the event when not eating or drinking.

For those who are not vaccinated or prefer an alternative to in-person attendance, we are delighted to offer a virtual viewing option with a Gala to-Go box including delicious vegan appetizers and wine (available for pick-up at WildCare or delivery within 35 miles). Please let us know by August 8th if you will be attending in person or would prefer the Gala To-Go option for virtual viewing.

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility, and for helping us make this year’s gala a safe and joyful event.


*Two doses of Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, at least two weeks prior to the event are required.