27th Annual Gala Auction and Fundraising Dinner - February 29, 2020

Join us for a celebration of raptors and the work the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program has been doing for 30 + years. It will be a fabulous evening of delicious food, great friends, live and silent auction and some of our Educational Ambassadors on display. New this year will be a seated dinner instead of a buffet. Please note the the evening flight times for this year.

The event is being held at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO. 80526 from 5pm to 10pm.  The Fort Collins Hilton will offer a special discount if you wish to book a room for the night.  Click here  to learn more.

Evening Flight Times

5pm - Doors, Silent Auction, and photo booth open

6:30pm - Seated dinner is served

7:15pm - Program and Live Auction begin

The Silent Auction will close 30 minutes after the live auction concludes (~9:15)

Cashiers will open ~15 minutes after close of silent auction

Need to call it a night early, don't worry, bid high on your most favorite item and we will collect your money and get your item to you the following week.

We will have a photo booth by Craig Vollmer Photography which will allow you to get a photo taken while your all dressed up and fancy. Photo booth will operate from 5pm to 7pm.

During the evening we will also be honoring this years recipient of the Freedom Flight Award.

Dinner Menu

Spring Mix Salad of greens, tomato, mango, red onion, toasted almonds and your choice of Sriracha Pineapple Vinaigrette or Raspberry Vinaigrette.

Your Choice of one of the following meal options:

  • Herb roasted chicken with lemon caper jus, wild rice pilaf, and asparagus
  • Boeuf Bourguignon with Delmonico mashed potatoes and asparagus
  • Quinoa cake with vegan sweet corn crema and white truffle roasted potatoes (Vegan and gluten free)

Choice of tiramisu cake or New York style Cheesecake with cranberry-ginger sauce.

If you have special dietary restrictions that are not covered by any of the meals above, a special meal can be made just for you. Their will be an additional charge of $5 for an alternative meal. Please contact Lynsey Reed for special meal requirements, lynseyreed@rmrp.org.


Tickets go on sale on January 1. Unless you purchase a table of 10, all seating is first come first serve. The benefit of purchasing a table of ten is that you get priority seating. Go ahead and gather nine of your friends and buy a table.

Priority Seating - Reserved table of Ten: $600

At the Door: $80.00

No ticket refunds will be given after February 25th, 2020.

Auction Items

If you have a service or item which you would like to donate to be auction off during the night please click the Auction Item Donation Form 2020 or contact Lisa Winta at 970-484-7756 or lisa@rmrp.org. Your donation will help to raise much needed money to provide care for ~300 injured raptors throughout the year. We are accepting donations through February 1, 2020

2020 Items: To view some of the items that will be up for auction  and all the eggs in our 8th annual Eggstravaganza, please click here



This event is extremely important to the RMRP and our ability to achieve our mission. Our annual Gala and Auction provides nearly 20% of our yearly operating funds, plus is an opportunity for our committed donors and followers to celebrate the year’s achievements, raptors, and the environment.

We hope that the Gala will also act as a way for you to promote your company, and to show how much you care about Colorado’s wildlife and the environmental education the RMRP can provide.

Your sponsorship can help save raptor lives and enrich human lives.

The Gala is our biggest event of the year, with nearly 500 people in attendance and thousands more reached via media. We invite you to become the life of the party while saving lives in need.  Visit our sponsorship page for more details.

Thank you to these sponsors for making the 2020 Annual Gala & Auction happen.