2018 Sea Turtle Celebration & Fundraiser

Event Date:
October 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Thank you to everyone that joined the Staff and Board of Caretta Research Project for a fun-filled evening celebrating 46 years of sea turtle conservation on Wassaw Island. There was live music, delicious food and beverages, and a silent auction filled with beautiful artwork and exciting experiences.

Under the live oaks and Spanish moss of Isle of Hope, we cheersed to the project's past success and helped support it into the future. All proceeds from this event go directly to helping CRP accomplish its mission of preserving loggerhead sea turtles on the coast of Georgia for years to come.

Thank you to all who sponsored the event and donated artwork and experiences. And again thank you to all that attended. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone for making this event a success. And of course, the turtles thank you too!

We hope you enjoy the pictures from the event.

Thank you to our current Sponsors!

Leatherback ($7,500)

Loggerhead ($5,000)

Green ($2,500)

Kemp's Ridley ($1,000)


Dr. Nick and Margarita Eskandar

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gussler

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Poole

Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Thorpe, Jr.

Ruth and Brian Weimar

Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson

Hawksbill ($500)

Kevin E. Finley

Mr. and Mrs. John McCormick

Captain Samuel Meyer


Water Utility Management Company, LLC

Hatchling ($250)

Tricia and David Guggenheim

Rebecca K. Troth and Christopher J. Wright

Judy McDougal, ReMax Savannah

Linsey McDougal, ReMax Savannah

One Hundred Miles


Bentley's Pet Stuff

Byrd Cookie Company

Kara Ford, The Ford Agency

Thanks so much to our generous auction donors!

Talented Artists and Art Donors:

Atwell's Art and Frame

Sue Bark

Patricia Blanks

Alan Campbell

Al Cook

Hagood Coxe

Charles Ellis

Mary Edna Fraser

Linn Gresham Haute Decor, LLC

Marcus Kenney

Mallory Lindsay

Tobia Makover

Irene Mayo

Wings Open Photography

Dave Peterson

Faran Riley

Sanders Fine Portraits

Katherine Sandoz

Kurtis Schumm

Ridley Stallings

Lindsay Thomas

Cynthia M. Vinson Arts

Georgia Walters

Lee Wilkes

Generous Art Donors:

Dr. Beverly Ringenberg

Fun Experiences:

Amphibian Air

Anti-Aging Dinner Party with Betsy Hunter Hughes and Kelley Parker

Boat Eco-tour with John "Crawfish" Crawford and Rolfe Glover

Boating Instruction Course

Boissett Wine Tasting Experience

Caretta Research Project

Savannah Philharmonic and Orchestra

Sunset Boat Cruise with Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson