The Soaring Soirée (formerly known as the Spring Benefit) is our largest, annual fundraiser of the year. It is an opportunity for us to recognize Denver Audubon’s accomplishments made possible by our generous donors and patrons, as well as help raise funds to support all Denver Audubon’s work.
Thursday, June 15, 2023
6 PM – 9 PM
Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood
In Person Event
The Soaring Soirée will feature dinner, drinks, and an amazing night of celebration! We’re excited to be joined by Keynote Speaker, Tiffany Kersten. Tiffany is birding’s “Big Year” record holder and women’s safety advocate. Tiffany will share her experience as a female birder and her “Big Year”.
An online auction will run 10 days in advance of our gathering and culminate at the event. Check back frequently, as new items are added weekly. Bidding opens June 5th.
Tickets are $115 each. However, during the month of March we’re offering an early bird special – 2 tickets for $200! This special offer expires the end of March. Don’t miss out! Ticket sales close June 8, 2023.
Interested in purchasing a table? Tables are $1,200 for 10 attendees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be following Jefferson County for COVID-19 related ordinances.
2023 Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Kersten
Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders
Tiffany Kersten didn’t set out to do a big year, but after a series of unanticipated and serendipitous events, she suddenly found herself amidst one. As a sexual assault survivor, she spent 2021 traveling to all corners of the Lower 48 States, tallying birds and gifting personal safety alarms to women she met along the way. Her goal was to see 700 species, and to raise awareness of women’s safety in the outdoors. She ended up surpassing her goal and setting a new Lower 48 Big Year record of 726. In her presentation, Tiffany will lead us through the fear, empowerment, struggles and healing that all played vital roles in the personal growth she experienced on this wild adventure.
About Tiffany Kersten
Tiffany Kersten is a Wisconsin native, turned Texan by way of New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Hawaii. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from Northland College, and has spent over a decade as an environmental educator, teaching about raptor identification and migration with the Cape May Bird Observatory, monitoring shorebirds on Cape Cod, banding Honeycreepers in Hawaii, and finally landing in South Texas where she worked at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, then Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center, and managed the McAllen Nature Center, before founding her own company, Nature Ninja Birding Tours.
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