A NIGHT ON THE BLUFF - 2019 Sea Turtle Celebration & Fundraiser

Event Dates:
October 16, 2019 6:30 PM

The Caretta Research Project is pleased to announce our annual fundraiser, A Night on the Bluff, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. If you’ve never had the pleasure to attend before, the date for each year’s event is specifically selected to coincide under the cover of a full moon and star-filled sky, and hosted at the beautiful home of Dr. and Mrs. Juha Jaakkola on Savannah’s famed Bluff Drive, Isle of Hope, all culminating in the most-magical ambiance and a night to remember.

This al fresco event inspires guests to be casual and comfortable and brings together some of Savannah’s finest (and friendliest folks) who support our mission from philanthropists, conservationists, CEO’s, to neighbors and friends. This incredible evening overlooks the Skidaway River and features live entertainment, libations, Big Bon Pizza, and an exclusive silent auction. As supporters of our research, conservation and education efforts to protect Georgia’s loggerhead sea turtles, we hope you will Save-the-Date and join us for the celebration!

Below are links to menus of different support levels and exciting benefits for your dollars. We are grateful for any amount you can provide and please know all proceeds will go directly to the operations of the Caretta Research Project and the hands-on research and life-saving programs dedicated to studying and protecting the loggerhead sea turtles right in our very own backyard on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge.

On behalf of CRP’s Board of Directors, we thank you for your generosity and supporting the Caretta Research Project.

See you on the Bluff!

Kris Williams - Director of CRP

Linsey McDougal - President of the Board of Directors

Please enjoy the pictures of last year's celebration in our gallery below.

Purchase TICKETS, and PATRON or CORPORATE sponsorships HERE

Caretta Research Project would like to thank the following Corporate Sponsors, Patrons, and Silent Auction Donors for their support the Caretta Research Project!

Corporate Sponsors:



Ridley Stallings at Three Oaks Realty


Kemps ridley:

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Poole




Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gussler

Jan Johnson and Tommy Waters

John and Holly McCormick

Capt. Samuel J. Meyer

Ms. Kelley Parker

Barbara and Larry Perlis

Dale and Sonny Thorpe

Dr. and Mrs. James Wilson


Rhegan White-Clemm and Timothy Clemm

Corey and Heather Fountain

Mrs. Robert O. Levitt

Mr. Wilson Morris and Mrs. Linda Fisk

Tom and Susan Palmer

Bev Ringenberg and Mike Pfaller

Dock Supply, Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors:

Silent Auction Donors:


Amphibian Air

Kim and Kevin Iocovozzi - Tybee Cottage Getaway at Fiddler on the Creek

John "Crawfish" Crawford and Rolfe Glover - Naturalist Tour on the "Halie"

Cathy Sakas - Guided Swamp Tour

Savannah Philharmonic - Six Tier Two Tickets to the Holiday Spectacular Concert

One Night Sea Turtle Experience with Ms. Mallory

5 Private DeRose Method Classes with Amanda Deitsch

3 Private Pilates Classes with Betsy Hughes

40 Units of Botox with Dr. Luke Curtsinger

$600 Gift Certificate Towards a 2-Night Stay with Tybee Vacation Rentals


Stacie Jean Albano

Chariton Alexakis

Angela Burson

Carolyn Dennard

Paul Downs

Joy Dunigan

Tate Ellington

Bud Green

Linn Gresham

Elizabeth Guri

Mary Hartman

Danielle Hughes

Marcus Kenney

Catherine Lovett

Tobia Makover

Irene Mayo

Bellamy Murphy

Daryl Nicholson

Kelley Parker

David Peterson

Faron Peterson

Peter E. Roberts

Kurtis Schumm

Lisa D. Watson

Erica Wilson

Heather Young