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Silver Trowel 2018

  • General's Residence, Fort Mason 1 Fort Mason San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, delicious food, fantastic music and doing good to benefit Slide Ranch.

Help us honor this year’s Silver Trowel awardee James Redford, who pioneers conservation and environmental protection efforts at The Redford Center.

Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table interactive feast catered by the fabulous A16 -- plus many other treats.

Silver Trowel 2018

General's Residence, Fort Mason Center

Thursday, October 11, 2018

7pm to 10pm (VIP reception 6pm-7pm)

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About our Silver Trowel Awardee

James Redford is the co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people though inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. Among many of its functions, the center’s documentary film projects include “WATERSHED”, “FIGHTING GOLIATH”, and “THE ART OF ACTIVISM”. James lives in Marin County, California. His interests include playing lead guitar for Olive and the Dirty Martinis as well as yoga, skiing, surfing and cycling.

James also writes, produces and directs for film and television. Prior to completing “HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution” for HBO, James’ other HBO films include “TOXIC HOT SEAT”, “THE BIG PICTURE: Rethinking Dyslexia”, “MANN V. FORD”, and “THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS”. James has been traveling the world as an American Film Showcase ambassador with his two award-winning documentary films “RESILIENCE: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” as well as “PAPER TIGERS” and his newest completed film, “HAPPENING” which has been shown on HBO in 34 countries, and has had well over 1.5 million views in the US alone.

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View our full sponsorship packet here.

Ticket and Sponsor Levels

Farmer Sponsorship - $50,000

  • 16 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Tickets including pre-event VIP reception
  • 16 Tickets to a Slide Ranch Farm to Table dinner of your choice
  • 16 Tickets to all Slide Ranch events in 2018 - 2019
  • Exclusive Slide Ranch tour for up to 16 guests
  • Recognition at the event at this level PLUS
  • Name/logo projected at the entrance of the Silver Trowel

Rancher Sponsorship - $25,000

  • 15 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Tickets including pre-event VIP reception
  • 15 Tickets to a Slide Ranch Farm to Table dinner of your choice
  • 15 Tickets to all Slide Ranch events in 2018 - 2019
  • Exclusive Slide Ranch tour for up to 15 guests
  • Recognition at the event at this level PLUS
  • Name/logo featured at the Silver Trowel

Teacher Sponsorship - $15,000

  • 10 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Tickets including pre-event VIP reception
  • 10 Tickets to a Slide Ranch Farm to Table dinner of your choice
  • 10 Tickets to all Slide Ranch events in 2018 - 2019
  • Exclusive Slide Ranch tour for up to 10 guests
  • Recognition at the event at this level

Shepherd Sponsorship - $10,000

  • 8 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Tickets including pre-event VIP reception
  • 8 Tickets to a Slide Ranch Farm to Table dinner of your choice
  • 8 Tickets to all Slide Ranch events in 2018 - 2019
  • Recognition on the Slide Ranch website
  • Recognition at the event at this level

Gardener Sponsorship - $5,000

  • 4 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Tickets including pre-event VIP reception
  • 4 Tickets to a Slide Ranch Farm to Table dinner of your choice
  • Recognition at the event at this leve

Farm Hand Sponsorship - $3,000

  • 2 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Tickets
  • 2 Tickets to Slide Ranch Spring Fling and Fall Harvest in 2018-2019
  • Recognition at the event at this level

VIP Admission - $1250

  • 1 VIP Admission Silver Trowel Ticket including pre-event VIP reception
  • VIP Open Bar with exclusive unique selection of premium wines and spirits
  • VIP Open Buffet for one of a kind culinary experience

General Admission - $500

  • 1 General Admission Silver Trowel Ticket
  • Live Entertainment
  • Open Bar
  • One of a kind culinary experience

Buy tickets and sponsorships here.

Sponsorships can also be purchased via check or bank transfer. Please email development@slideranch.org for more info and instructions.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

Teacher Sponsorship

Jill Cowan and Stephen Davis

Mariela and Richard Gerstein

Shepherd Sponsorship

Tracy and Kevin Baldwin

Debra Nelson and Adam Belsky

Suzette and Jeff Clarke

Meme and Peter Scherr - Sensato

Warburg Pincus

Gardener Sponsorship

Deutsche Bank

Margo and Mark Green

Goldman Sachs

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Farm Hand Sponsorship

Blair LaCorte

Robert Lawrence

Mamie's Pies

Stacey Silver and Jon Yolles

Morgan Stanley

Host Committee

Jarrod Ryan Baumann

Jill Cowan

Margo Green

Shelley Lindgren

Debra Nelson


Slide Ranch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the law. Tax ID: 23-7069469

For each General Admission or VIP ticket purchased, $250 is a non tax-deductible charge for food, beverages, and entertainment. Any amount paid beyond this is tax-deductible. For example, the Gardener Sponsorship at $5,000 includes 4 VIP tickets. $1,000 of that sponsorship is non-deductible.

Earlier Event: October 5
Farm-to-table Experience - Oct 5
Later Event: October 20
Fall Harvest