Delaware Highlands Conservancy Holds 30th Anniversary Foods Of The Delaware Highlands Event May 4

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy with an elegant evening of glamour and generosity at the Foods of the Delaware Highlands dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Silver Birches in Hawley, Wayne County, PA.

Foods of the Delaware Highlands is the Conservancy’s primary benefit event in 2024 and tickets are available for purchase now on

Guests will enjoy a four-course menu from Chef Ronald O’Rourke featuring seasonal ingredients from local farms.

A live auction and raffle cap the celebration during dessert. Event tickets are $185 per person, which includes a $80 charitable gift to the Conservancy.

Silent and live auctions will feature fun experiences, art, getaways, and more featuring the beauty and bounty of the Upper Delaware River region.

Auctions will include a guided float trip on the Delaware River with a homemade gourmet lunch, relaxing getaways at local lodgings, a full year of monthly floral arrangements from Gorgeous Floral, and season passes to Harmony Presents, among other exciting items.

At this special event, the Conservancy will recognize and celebrate the landowners who conserved their land in 2023: Victoria Kohler with “Sometimes Brook,” 49 acres in Sullivan County, NY, and the Norcross Wildlife Foundation and David Tolson with “Confluence Flats,” 63 acres at the confluence of the Delaware River in Wayne County, PA.


The Conservancy sincerely thanks the generous sponsors of this event to date.

This includes Table Sponsors AMSkier Insurance, James Asselstine and Bette Davis, Greg Belcamino and Judith Welcom, Doug and Kate Hayes, Karen Lutz, Mary Sue Sweeney Price, and David Tolson; Libations Sponsors Cynthia and Michael Cann, Barbara and Gerard Cuffe, The Dime Bank, and Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger; and Entertainment Sponsors Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management, Honesdale National Bank, Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Dorothy Linvill-Neal, Jeffrey Rosalsky and Gail Shuttleworth, and Louise Washer and Mary Clay Fields.


Opportunities to support the Delaware Highlands Conservancy as a sponsor are available. The $5,000 Event Sponsor level includes 8 tickets to the event and a full page with premier placement in the evening’s program.

The Table Sponsor for $2,500 includes 6 tickets to the dinner and a full page in the program.

The Libations Sponsor level for $1,500 includes 4 tickets to the dinner and a half-page in the program; and the Entertainment Sponsor level for $750 includes 2 tickets to the dinner and recognition in the program.

For those unable to attend, the $250 Friend level also includes recognition in the program. Sponsorships are a charitable contribution to the Conservancy less $105 per person attending the dinner.

Reserve Seats Now

Reserve your seat or sponsor Foods of the Delaware Highlands by visiting the Foods of the Delaware Highlands webpage or by contacting the Conservancy at 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010.

The Conservancy’s Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner Committee includes Jeanne Genzlinger, Chair, Cynthia Cann, Barbara Cuffe, Stephen Geldman, Marta Hallett, Kate Hayes, Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Samantha Kline, Karen Lutz, Stacy Niemiec, and Mary Sue Sweeney Price.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website or call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy, Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Learn about the Green Lodging Partnership initiative.  Click Here to support their work.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is committed to sustaining our rural quality of life and focused on the connections between local citizens, a healthy environment, and a strong local economy.  It has permanently protected over 18,900 acres of working farms and forests, clean waters and wildlife habitat in the Upper Delaware region.

 [Posted: March 4, 2024]


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