Off the reef
2019 Fall Benefit
A fall benefit to support the
IOFF Student Education Programs
Saturday, November 2, 2019
The Bently Reserve
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Conserving and restoring our oceans requires
intergenerational environmental leadership
Join us as we honor our 2019 Ocean Champion
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer,
and Founder of Mission Blue
Recognize Swedish Eco-Activist
Ms. Greta Thunberg
with the Next Generation Award
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception and Photo Call
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Vegan Dinner, Film Trailers, Live Auction and
Keynote Speaker, Ocean Champion Honoree
Dr. Sylvia Earle
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Music and Dancing with DJ Bryce Williams
*Self-parking will be available at a discounted rate of $10 at One Embarcadero Center, across the street from the Bently Reserve main entrance on Battery Street. Good from 5:15 pm - 10:30pm. Validation tickets will be available at the Registration Desk. Rideshare options are recommended
Fall Benefit Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsor IOFF’s Off the Reef Fall Benefit and help us fulfill our mission and support our youth education programs. All sponsors will be listed in the Fall Benefit and 2020 Film Festival programs.
Yes, I/we would like to participate at the following level:
Blue Whale: $10,000
Table of Ten
Supports a portion of the two education youth programs: 14th Annual Free Student Education Program for 1,200 Bay Area middle school and high school students to experience ocean themed films and hear from filmmakers and industry experts and the 9th Annual Student Film Competition, open to middle school and high schools students around the world to submit a film of five minutes or less and see their film on the big screen during a dedicated program, Sunday, March 15, 2020. Ensure that this film program is free to attend by students and the general public.
Whale Shark: $7,000
Supports the youth access transportation program: Provides bus transportation for Bay Area school children to attend the festival in person.
Great White Shark: $5,000
Student Film Competition: Supports the 9th Annual Student Film Competition, open to middle school and high schools students around the world to submit a film of five minutes or less and see their film on the big screen during a dedicated program, Sunday, March 15, 2020
Giant Octopus: $2,500
Blue Fin Tuna: $250
Tickets will be sold at the door if available.
If you prefer to pay with a check please send it to
IOFF, 1007 General Kennedy Ave. Suite 205 San Francisco, CA 94129
Questions: Please contact Robin McGahey, Fall Benefit Coordinator at email@example.com or call the IOFF office at (415) 561-6251.
Support Students & Protect the Ocean
We all love our oceans — and it's up to all of us to help protect them. With focused efforts and by harnessing the power of passionate people, we can bring about significant change. That begins with each of us, and especially with the next generation of ocean leaders and ocean stewards.
An Off the Reef ticket purchase helps the IOFF fulfill its mission and supports our Free Student Education Program. With this program, we reach middle school and high school students throughout the Bay Area with special daytime programs of film screenings and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, marine scientist, and industry experts.
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
When you attend Off The Reef, you'll have the chance to bid on lots of exciting live auction items. Check back here to see more items!
If you'd like to donate an item or service for the Off the Reef live auction, or email Robin McGahey, Fall Benefit Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the IOFF office at (415) 561.6251.
Stay Up to Date
Read our blog, “The Sylvia Stories.” In honor of our upcoming keynote speaker and honoree, some of our ocean heroes share their own marine experiences.
*Photo Credits: Manfred Bartoli, Kip Evans