Virtual Annual Dinner

Join Us for our Virtual Annual Dinner

MPF’s Annual Dinner—traditionally held in early August—is a celebration of prairies and an evening of fellowship with prairie supporters. This summer, instead of an in-person gathering, we invite you to a virtual prairie soirée on Friday, August 28 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (CST) Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome!

    What’s Happening:
    • Hosted on Zoom
    • Door prize drawings for those who register in advance
    • Online silent auction August 25th-29th
    • Special MPF announcements and speakers 
    • Donor recognition 
    • Award announcements
    • Match giving opportunity 
    • Brand new prairie video premiere


    Special Guest Speakers:
    • Dr. Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and world-renowned conservation champion
    • Dr. Douglas Tallamy, entomologist and author of Nature’s Best Hope
    • Dr. Alice Tipton, prairie fungi scientist
    • Dr. Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch
    • Dr. Mark Robbins, ornithologist with the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
    • Mr. Noppadol Paothong, nationally renowned wildlife photographer


    Thank you to our sponsors

    Individual Sponsors:

    · Madison Johnston · Jack Liput · Carol Davit · Michael Leahy · Andrew Doennig · Sara Caulk · Linda Williams · Warren Lammert · Susan Lammert · Mike Currier · Malinda Walter · Jess Isenberg · Francine Cantor · James Faupel · Thomas Ball · David Young · Cody Hayo · Vernon Elsberry · Mark Belwood · Karyn Ries · Susan Hazelwood · Nancy Grandgeorge · 

      Support MPF by becoming a sponsor
      • Individual Sponsors – $100 
        • Benefits: Name listed on website
      • Event Sponsor – $1,000
        • Benefits: Name/Logo listed on website and all materials, recognized during event


      If you have any questions or problems registering, email or call 888-843-6739

      The Zoom event link will be emailed to you closer to the event.