Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 8:00pm
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Kick off the holiday season with a toast to the environment!

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8 - 9 pm est

Where: This event will be held virtually via zoom. Link to attend will be sent once you register.

Join us for an evening of family friendly, live music from fiddle and guitar Folk duo Neville’s Quarter, participate in lively discussions, and a virtual silent charity auction to benefit Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund. Invite a circle of friends and family to join you - virtually or safely together! 


Virtual Ticket Options

Are you someone who has attended Clean Water’s Autumn Toast event for several years? Typically register in advance, buy loads of raffle and chance auction tickets, wine or out bid others in the silent auction? 

You are an Autumn Toast Devotee. Give like you always give each year or become a sponsor.   

  • Autumn Toast Devotee - $125. You also have the option to give an additional amount of significance to you during the checkout process.
  • New to the Party - $48. Honoring the 48th Anniversary of Clean Water Act.
  • Student, Pay What You Can

If you are unable to attend, but wish to donate please click here.

Purchase Virtual Tickets

    Virtual Charity Auction

    While we are sad we can't be together in person this year, we invite you to join us and bid on our amazing auction items from home! 

    This event supports Clean Water Action’s efforts to keep our lakes, rivers, streams, oceans and taps free of pollution and local programs to advance a healthy environment, clean air, renewable energy and green jobs. Our recent NJ victories include:

    • Won strongest environmental justice law in the nation designed to prevent and restrict permits in neighborhoods already disproportionately impacted by many polluting facilities due to the color of their skin or income.
    • Ensure food waste from large scale food generators is recycled in future, not buried & burned.
    • Passed strongest statewide ban on single-use disposables (plastic and foam) in the country.
    • Set targets and incentivized electric vehicle purchases to reduce NJ’s carbon emissions.
    • Stopped dangerous fossil fuel projects including pipelines and power plants.
    • Secured state revenue raisers that can be used for lead service line replacements and other environmental safeguards

    Auction items include:

      Paddling Trip from Pinelands Adventures                 

     Multi-Pass to the Garden State Film Festival

     Cycle & Sip Bike Tour with Encore Rides

     Original Artwork

    Many more...

    Join the Virtual Auction


    We invite you to sponsor Clean Water Action's Autumn Toast (virtual edition!) All sponsors will be prominently displayed on our website, social media, auction page and on the day of the event. Sponsors also have the option to be listed as anonymous in promotions.

    Protectors and Stewards will get a special thank you from the band and the chance to request a song! First 10 Restorer or higher level sponsors will receive the book Troubled Water by Seth Siegel. First 10 Champion or Earth Day sponsors will receive a Clean Water stainless steel pint.


    • Protector - $5,000 includes 6 guests 
    • Steward -  $2,500 includes 5 guests 
    • Restorer - $1,000 includes 4 guests 
    • Champion -  $500 includes 3 guests 
    • Earth Day -  $365 includes 2 guests




    Traditionally, Autumn Toast includes wine selections and pours with Sommelier Louis Fontenelli and chocolate tasting with the amazing J. Emanuel Chocolatier, but since we're going virtual this year it's B.Y.O.B. You can certainly stick with tap water - which we work nonstop to protect - but we've also picked out some of our staff's favorite beverages for you to try.

    Let us know what you think or share your favorite seasonal beverage with us on the Autumn Toast facebook event page.

    Thank you to our Autumn Toast sponsors!


    Janet & Joseph Tauro

    Ocean County Sports Medicine

    Communications Workers of America Local 1036

    Wendy Neu

    Joan Rechnitz

    Anonymous Donor



    Sue Smith



    Elisabeth Fontenelli


    Andrea Huber

    Colleen Santistevan

    Tom & Lynda Fote

    Bayshore Recycling

    Colron Chambers

    Nicole & Scott Figario

    Al Anthony, Partner with Locks Lawfirm

    Marcia Marley


    Earth Day:

    Tirza Wahrman

    Mark Lohbauer

    Jane A. Nogaki

    Stepping Stone Resources

    Jane Schildge

    Sharon Finlayson

    Boris Kofman

    Lyle Sturmfels

    John Reichman



    Pinelands Adventures, Garden State Film Festival, Encore Rides, The Deadbolt Mystery Society, Cape May Brewing Company, Home Chef, Maggie Brown, Morris County School of Glass, Montclair Art Museum, Green Kid Crafts, Stumpy's Hatchet House Fairfield NJ, Jenkinson's Aquarium, Turtle Back Zoo, Call Number, Liberty Science Center, Montclair Brewery, Bradley Brew Project, Jersey Shore Whale Watch, George Severini, Craig Scarpelli