Over 200 supporters attended Pepperwood’s third Sunset Celebration, hosted by its board of directors, on June 2, 2018. The event honored Lieutenant Ed Hoener of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office for his outstanding service to Pepperwood as a leader at the emergency operations center following the October 2017 Northern California wildfires.

The evening featured comments by Pepperwood’s Founder and Chairman Herb Dwight and President & CEO Dr. Lisa Micheli, and was emceed by Development Director Julie Bartice. Composer and pianist Nolan Gasser curated a fantastic musical experience as the sun set over a beautiful Sonoma County backdrop. Together, the event had a net in excess of $190,000. Every dollar will go towards developing a better understanding of wildfire and reducing the risk of future catastrophic events.

Thank you so much for your incredible generosity and investment in science-based solutions to advance the health of Northern California’s land, water and wildlife!

Watch the highlight video


Thank you to our 2018 Sunset Celebration Wine Sponsors!

Special thanks to our Premier Table Sponsors:

Paul & Hallie Downey
Bill & Selina Dwight
Herb & Jane Dwight
Bill & Marilyn Henderson
Lyle & Anne Micheli
Roger & Monica Nelson

And Table Sponsors:

Frank Chong & Lene Jannes
Codding Foundation
Kate Ecker & John Mackie
Jackson Family Wines
Steve & Susan Vargas


Below is a selection of photos from our evening together. 

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Photographers: Ann Carranza, Tom Greco, and Devyn Friedfel.


Thank you for bringing science to life!