The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

November 29, 2018
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The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

November 29, 2018 All day

Presenting Sponsor

Wilmington Trust logo

Thursday, November 29
Winterthur Museum
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

6 p.m. Registration and cocktails
7 p.m. Lecture and award presentation
8 p.m. Dinner

The Water’s Edge gala brings together business leaders in the community, supporters of Stroud Water Research Center, and experts in the world of fresh water. During this event, we recognize an individual or organization who has made invaluable contributions to the world of fresh water by awarding them with the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence.  The 2018 recipients are American Rivers and its president, Bob Irvin.

Previous award recipients  have included His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; National Park Service and its director, Jonathan Jarvis; Alexandra Cousteau; Robert F. Kennedy Jr.; Dr. Jane Lubchenco and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Dr. John Briscoe; and Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling.

The Water’s Edge attendees enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a lecture and award presentation. Guests then join the Board of Directors for an elegant dinner.

Proceeds from The Water’s Edge support our research, education, and restoration programs.


  • Lead sponsorship (table for 10), $10,000
  • Key sponsorship (table for six), $5,000

Event is full


  • Individual, $500
  • Young Friend (21–40 years of age), $200
Event is full

Presenting Sponsor

Wilmington Trust

Premiere Sponsors

Fresh Start Development Company, LLC
Alice and Rod Moorhead

Lead Sponsors

Blue Yak Foundation
Colonial Pipeline Company
Meg and Dick Hayne

Key Sponsors

Franny and Franny Abbott
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Amy Ruth Borun
Brown Advisory
Brown Brothers Harriman Trust Company of Delaware N.A., Trustee
The Curran Foundation
Phoebe A. Driscoll
Fair Play Foundation

Gawthrop Greenwood, PC – Attorneys at Law
Glatfelter Insurance Group
The Hankin Group
Mr. Robert F. Johnston and Susan F. Orsini
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran
Mayra and Stephen Stroud
The Weglicki Family Foundation to honor Alice and Rod Moorhead
Mr. and Mrs. D. Scott Wisman


November 29, 2018
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Jessica Provinski

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
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