Hope Spot Gala 2023

Hope Spot Anniversary Gala

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March 19th, 2023

Fenway Hotel, Dunedin FL

5:00pm - 9:00pm


It’s time for Blue-Green Connections’ annual fundraiser and celebration of our Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot.

Join us for an elegant evening gala at the historic Fenway Hotel in Dunedin. Enjoy live music and socialize with like minded individuals from 5-6pm. Then enter the ballroom where captivating speakers will engage a roomful of guests dining on chef prepared, sustainably sourced fare. Learn about the importance the Florida Gulf Coast, sustainable actions and on-going efforts to keep it healthy for generations to come. Top the night with dessert and a silent auction.


Tickets available now!


Speakers/Presenters include:

--- Paige Konger-Henry - Blue-Green Connections Board of Directors

--- Ed Sherwood - Director Tampa Bay Estuary Program

--- Dr. Debborah Luke - Florida Aquarium

--- MOTE Marine representative

--- Ecosphere Restoaration

--- Kurt Allebach - Coral Restoration Foundation

--- Natalie Gass - City of Dunedin Sustainability Coordinator

--- Ryan M - Youth founder of The Fishes Wishes

--- Dr. Philip Gravinese - Co-director of Youth Making Ripples Film Festival


Special short films from

--- Salty Science

--- Dunedin International Film Festival

--- Youth Making Ripples Film Festival


Music by cellist Elizabeth Glushko


We thank you for your interest!  Proceeds from this event help to fund Blue-Green Connections and support our mission of sustainable use of land and waters.



Join Us For An Elegant Evening!

Purchase Your Tickets

Thanks to our sponsors whose contributions allowed us to reduce costs and make this event available to a broader audience, a select number of tickets are now available on Eventbrite for only $60. Get yours before they're gone!

Silent Auction - Bid & Donate

Silent Auction items will be added frequently between now and March 19th as new items are donated.  Thank you for your donations!  Items may be available at "Buy Now" prices, so check back periodically!

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our Sponsors who make these events possible!

Premier Sponsor - $5000+

 Gold Sponsors - $1000+

Silver Sponsors - $500+


 Bronze Sponsor - $100+