Cropped in black bear face printed on newsprint

Celebrating the Great Outdoors encore

Helping to set the tone for a great party for a great cause.

by Elixir
Orange Envelope with card reading

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) held its annual East Coast fundraising event in Greenwich, Connecticut on September 25, 2010. Celebrating the Great Outdoors is the third NFWF fundraiser Elixir has worked on, having developed materials for both the 2009 and 2010 successful West Coast fundraising events in San Francisco.

Elixir designed the Celebrating the Great Outdoors event mark, stationery, save-the-date, apparel, invitation, tickets and program. Most pieces featured photography by Andrew Zuckerman.

Via grants to myriad organizations, NFWF has funded conservation projects in all 50 states and around the world. Over the past 26 years, NFWF’s environmental stewardship has earned it a reputation as a global conservation leader. Currently, the organization is on the front lines in the Gulf of Mexico, working to reduce losses and increase reproduction among threatened species.

Black bear printed on open 6-panel newsprint
Unfolded, the invitation measures 15.5″ x 23.125″. It was printed on recycled newsprint in San Francisco by Oscar Printing Company.

CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric was the host for the evening, which included included a BBQ dinner, live auction, fireworks and a range of outdoor activities—from archery to zipline—including an ATV obstacle course, hot air balloon rides, ropes challenge course, trout fishing pond, leap of faith, and target shooting.

Harnessed person wearing yellow helmet climbing up pole
Guests of all ages had a soaring good time.
Harnessed person about to jump of orange ledge with small moon in the background
Riding the zipline by moonlight was a memorable moment.
Person on yellow ATV driving towards rainbow-patterned hot air balloon in a field
The perfect weather added to the celebration—the only hot air was in the balloons.
People in a field with large tree and white event tents in the background
We wonder whether this photo was taken from the zipline or from a hot air balloon!
Person with blue shirt swinging from rope at night
He zipped through the air with the greatest of ease.