This Event is SOLD OUT!

However, you can still join Gala attendees, Young Professionals for Orlando Science Center, and prominent guests at OSC After Dark, the official after party of the 2017 Inspiring Innovation Gala.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Orlando Science Center

6:00 P.M. Cocktails
7:00 P.M. Seated Dinner & Special Program
9:00 P.M. OSC After Dark

“Chimpanzees have Jane Goodall. Mountain gorillas had the late Dian Fossey. And the world’s turtles and tortoises have Dr. Peter Pritchard.”

– The Last Tortoise by Craig B. Stanford

About the Event

Orlando Science Center is proud to honor Dr. Peter Pritchard, world renowned researcher and conservationist, in his hometown of Orlando. Dr. Pritchard has made turtle and tortoise research and conservation his life’s work and has made an indelible global imprint.

Funds raised will support both Orlando Science Center and the Chelonian Research Institute. Funds will also go towards a new program initiative at Orlando Science Center in Dr. Pritchard’s name.


Host Committee

Earl M. Crittenden, Jr.

Anil Deshpande

The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando

Tricia and Robert Earl

Betsy Gardner Eckbert

Robert D. Finfrock

Laraine and Phil Frahm

Alan Ginsburg

Eric Goode

Sharon and Marc Hagle

Peter Kacheris

Frank Kruppenbacher

Harriett Lake

Karen and Dennis Lind

Treva J. Marshall

Sibille Hart Pritchard

Katherine Ramsberger

Harris Rosen

Rick and Trish Walsh

Bryce L. West


Inaugural Partner



Conservation Tables ($10,000)


Anil Deshpande
Sharon & Marc Hagle
Rob Truland
Tricia & Robert Earl
Frank Kruppenbacher
Bryce L. West
Laraine & Phil Frahm
Krista & Jonathan Ledden



Protector Tables ($5,000)


Dr. Jay & Randye Falk





Advocate Tables ($3,500)








Thank You to Our Generous Event Partners

Rock Demarco


Gala Tables & Tickets



For Detailed Table Benefits,
Download our Inspiring
Innovation Gala Sponsor Sheet

$25,000 Chelonian Table

$10,000 Conservation Table

$5,000 Protector Table

$350 Individual Ticket


Inspiring Innovation Gala Sponsor Sheet

Inspiring Innovation Gala Sponsor Sheet

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For further information or to make a contribution,
please contact Shelley Rodgers at or 407.514.2020.

* Under federal tax rules, certain restrictions apply to the purchase of event tickets and tables by donor advised funds and private foundations. Please contact your tax advisor or your DAF’s sponsoring organization for more details.



Orlando Science Center AFTER DARK

Gala Guests will segue into OSC After Dark, where they will be joined by the Young Professionals and friends of the Science Center until 11:30 p.m. – enjoy cocktails, dancing, and much more!

Learn more and purchase tickets for OSC After Dark here.


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