The Gala

The gala is an annual celebration of Cope Environmental Center’s mission to promote the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research. CEC specializes in environmental education for children, adults, and seniors. The health of our planet is important to us, and education is the only way to make sure that we are taking care of it properly. We need your support to help keep our community aware and actively taking care of the Earth!

We are Thinking Outside the Box again this year.  Gather family and friends, choose a time and place, and order your meals from us.  We will deliver to your home a gourmet meal prepared by Radford’s Meat Market & Deli.  For just $100 per person, you receive a boxed dinner requiring minimal preparation by you (all ingredients and instructions provided) for a scrumptious feast.  Enjoy the meal when and where it works for you, knowing that others in Wayne County are celebrating the great outdoors and Cope Environmental Center with you. 



Have fun, be creative, and celebrate nature.  Set a fancy table in the dining room, throw a blanket under a tree, design a themed table on the porch or deck, or just enjoy a nice meal at the kitchen table.  The choice is yours.  Or maybe you know someone else who could use a nice thank you gift or a celebratory dinner – order a meal for them.  


Meals must be ordered by August 20, 2021 and will be delivered between 9 am-noon on August 28, 2021.  If you have any questions, give us a call and we will be happy to help you out.


You also have the opportunity to donate to our needs-based auction.  It is simple. You donate to our needs and we use the funds to help us support and further our mission through education, demonstration, and research. You can support the needs-based auction in addition to or instead of purchasing a meal.

Join the fun and titillate your taste buds with Still Thinking Outside the Box – Part 2 on August 28, 2021.

Reservations for this event are now closed!  However, you can still make a donation to help CEC fulfill our mission of promoting the sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources through education, demonstration, and research.  Just fill out the form below to support our many educational programs.  Your dollars help us reach over 11,000 program participants a year.  Thank you for your support.

Thank you to our $1000 Gala Sponsors!

Thank you to our $500 Gala Sponsors!