The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

September 22, 2020
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The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

September 22, 2020 All day

Presenting Sponsor

Wilmington Trust logo

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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 Water’s Edge is moving to a virtual format, but the elegance will remain the same. Guests will enjoy a delivered gourmet dinner, a virtual champagne toast, and a presentation by the 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recipient, The Redford Center.

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Dinners to be delivered to your home
6:30 p.m. A Warm Welcome
6:45 p.m. Lecture and Award Presentation
7:15 p.m. Evening Concluding Slide Show and Music. 

The 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recipient is The Redford Center.
Co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son, James Redford, the Redford Center uses the power of film and media to engage people through inspiring stories to environmental action.

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Wilmington Trust

Premiere Sponsor
Rod and Alice Moorhead

Lead Sponsors
Brown Brothers Harriman Trust Company of Delaware, NA
Fresh Start Development Company
Meg and Dick Hayne

Key Sponsors
Franny and Franny Abbott
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Amy Ruth Borun
Maggie Brokaw
Brown Advisory
Colonial Pipeline
Curran Foundation
Phoebe Driscoll
Fair Play Foundation
Glatfelter Insurance Group
The Hankin Group
Johnston Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran
Morris and Boo Stroud
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Stroud
Scott and Barbara Wisman

Previous award recipients have included Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters; American Rivers and its president, Bob Irvin; 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.

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


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