Thank you to those who joined us and made our 2017 Gala a huge success!

We are busy preparing for our 6th Annual Gala. Please check back for updated information.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Ocean Reef Club

35 Ocean Reef Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037

VIP Cocktail Reception

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

VIP guests are invited to attend this exclusive reception with our gala speakers. The reception will feature craft cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; and a chance to connect with Coral Restoration Foundation leadership.

Raise the Reef Gala

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy a sustainably sourced dinner, along with cocktails, music, and silent and live auctions benefiting Coral Restoration Foundation. Internationally renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot, will be joining us for the evening as special guest and keynote speaker highlighting conservation initiatives.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The success of our Gala would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor? View opportunities here.

Weekend Activities

Enjoy our Ocean Conservation Seminars featuring partner organizations at Murray Nelson Government Center on Sunday, April 2nd from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Find full event details here.

Where to Stay

Guests are invited to stay at the Ocean Reef Club. Please email for reservation information. Discounts for hotels in Key Largo are also available here.

 Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Raise the Reef Sponsors

Preferred VIP Table Sponsors

 Mike & Laurie Echevarria


Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Cassidy & Henry Hittle


David & Patti Gross


Scott & Janice Winters


Debbie & Ken Dewey

Corporate Sponsors