Innovations & Inspirations 2020: A Virtual Benefit Event for the Lawrence Hall of Science

Date: 12/08/2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Additional Information

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  • 5:00–5:30 p.m., VIP Science Experience
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m., Main Event

About the Event

2020 has changed the way we learn together, but it has not changed the Lawrence Hall of Science’s commitment to providing inspiring and engaging science learning experiences in ways that prioritize equitable access and outcomes. Support for the Lawrence Hall of Science will help to activate current and future generations of scientists, educators, and citizens—both locally and globally—through The Lawrence’s innovative and effective STEM programs. At this year’s event, attendees will be inspired by our work, including:

  • Activating STEM learning for everyone
  • Broadening participation in STEM learning and careers
  • Strengthening education systems and influencing policy
  • Communicating complex science to diverse public audiences
  • Inspiring our communities to work toward a better tomorrow

We can’t wait to see you in December!

Attend the Event


Join us for a virtual evening of stories that celebrate The Lawrence’s impact. Your support will inspire tomorrow by helping us shape future generations of thinkers, innovators, and changemakers.

Ticket options include:

  • $25 per household: admission to the event
  • $75 per household: admission to the event + a VIP science experience that will feature a hands-on learning activity for kids and adults alike
  • $1,000 per household: Individual Patron-level sponsor recognition leading up to and during the event on the website and promotional materials

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For additional recognition and to maximize your impact, organizations and individual patrons may consider sponsoring the benefit (see Sponsorship Opportunities).


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Chevron logo
Western Digital Logo

Silver Sponsors

Lawrence Berkeley Lab logo
Bayer Logo
Amplify Logo
Bloomberg Philanthropies Logo
Sandia National Laboratories
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Logo

Individual Patrons

Paul Bartlett and Yumi Nakagawa

Sharon Bonner-Brown and William Brown

Linda De Lucchi

Rena Dorph and Peter Wahrhaftig

Roger and Patricia Falcone

Alan Gould and Diane Tokugawa

Ardice Hartry and Paul Covey

Rebekah and Larry Helzel

Joyce Hicks and Eric Behrens

Laurence Malone

Gary and Irene Masada

Sarah Brown Peterson and Thor Peterson

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of this event directly supports the delivery of innovative STEM programs and is critical to our continued impact. By helping The Lawrence increase access to STEM education locally and globally, you help us to ensure that all young people engage in high-quality STEM learning, enabling them to become the innovators and science-literate citizens of the future.

Gold ($25,000), Silver ($10,000) and Copper ($5,000) Partner Sponsorships and Individual Patron Tickets ($1,000) are still available. Your generosity will be acknowledged at the event through presentations, in remarks at the event, on our website, and in communication materials. Some levels also include signage recognition upon our grand reopening in 2021.

Download the 2020 Sponsorship brochure for levels and sponsor benefit information. Please contact Deb Danziger at ddanziger@berkeley.edu or 510-643-0406 about sponsorship opportunities.