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Preservation Foundation Gala

An Evening with Joel Sartore

Benefiting the Lake County Forest Preserves

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Portrait of Joel Sartore, 2021, by Ellen Sartore.

Friday, May 17 | 5:30 pm

Independence Grove Visitors Center

Join us at the Preservation Foundation’s evening gala, featuring world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. This special evening celebrates the Forest Preserves commitment to ensuring biodiversity in Lake County.

Enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and a photo-filled presentation from Sartore, all while supporting the Forest Preserves.

5:30 pm: 
Cocktail Reception

7 pm: 
Dinner by Relish Events at Independence Grove
Presentation by Joel Sartore

Attire: Business Casual

National Geographic Photo Ark:
A collection of stunning video portraits of rare and amazing animals from around the world.