2024 Women of Discovery Awards Gala

OCTOBER 24, 2024 | 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY

WINGS invites you and your guests to join us for the 2024 WINGS Women of Discovery Awards Gala!

The 2024 Women of Discovery

The WINGS Women of Discovery Awards were established in 2003 to recognize extraordinary women making significant contributions to world knowledge and science through exploration.
Our 2024 Awardees are five pioneers being honored for their remarkable achievements.

Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Dr. Paula Kahumbu is a prominent Kenyan conservationist and the CEO of WildlifeDirect. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University, focusing on Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Patricia Medici

Patricia Medici is a Brazilian conservationist whose main professional interests are tapir conservation, tropical forest conservation, landscape ecology, and communication.

Ruthmery Pillco

Ruthmery Pillco is a Peruvian biologist who works on conservation and biodiversity projects in the rainforests of Costa Rica and Peru.

Prof Adriana Vergés

Adriana Vergés is a marine ecologist whose research focuses on the ecology and conservation of coastal marine habitats. In particular, her team investigates the ecological impacts of climate change in our oceans...

Dr. Jessica Ware

Dr. Jessica Ware is a full curator at the American Museum of Natural History where she serves as Chair of the Division of Invertebrate Zoology.

Tables and Tickets

WINGS CHAMPION SPONSOR TABLE (12)
$37,180 tax deductible

$ 40,000
    • Premium Gala seating for 12, with option to host a WINGS Explorer and their guest at your table
    • Underwrite a table for 10 to host WINGS explorers at the Gala
    • Access for 12 guests to arrive early for a VIP toast with the evening’s Honorees, including photo opportunity
    • Acknowledgment in all Gala promotion, including digital communications, printed program, website, speaking remarks during the event, and in one (1) social media post
    • Tribute ad on-screen as part of the evening’s presentation
    • Special visit to your table from the emcee of the evening
    • 2 bottles of champagne placed at your table for guests to enjoy
    • Special gift for you and your guests to take home
    • Plus, access for 4 guests to attend an exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception, with the 2024-Honorees and WINGS leadership
    • Plus, on October 26, access for 12 guests to attend the Explorers’ Forum, our annual conference where the 2024 Honorees present highlights of their important work

FIELD PATRON PAIR OF TICKETS (2)
$2,530 tax deductible

$ 3,000
    • Preferred Gala seating for 2
    • Access for 2 guests to arrive early for a VIP toast with the evening’s Honorees, including photo opportunity
    • Underwrite 1 ticket for a WINGS explorer to attend the Gala
    • Acknowledgment in Gala promotion, including digital communications, printed program, and website
    • Plus, access for 2 guests to attend the Explorers’ Forum, our annual conference where the 2024 Honorees present highlights of their important work

TRAIL PATRON TICKET (1)
$415 tax deductible

$ 650
    • * Limited quantity available until September 7th or while supplies last
    • Gala seating for one

SUMMIT TABLE (12)
$17,180 tax deductible

$ 20,000
    • Premium Gala seating for 12, with option to host a WINGS Explorer and their guest at your table
    • Access for 4 guests to arrive early for a VIP toast with the evening’s Honorees, including photo opportunity
    • Acknowledgment in all Gala promotion, including digital communications, printed program, website, speaking remarks during the event, and in one (1) social media post
    • Tribute ad on-screen as part of the evening’s onscreen presentation
    • Special gift for you and your guests to take home
    • Plus, access for 4 guests to attend an exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception, with the 2024 Honorees and WINGS leadership
    • Plus, access for 4 guests to attend the Explorers’ Forum, our annual conference where the 2024 Honorees present highlights of their important work.

DISCOVERY PATRON TABLE (10)
$7,650 tax deductible

$ 10,000
    • Prime Gala seating for 10, with option to host a WINGS Explorer and their guest at your table
    • Access for 2 guests to arrive early for a VIP toast with the evening’s Honorees, including photo opportunity
    • Acknowledgment in Gala promotion, including digital communications, printed program, and website
    • Tribute ad on-screen as part of the evening’s onscreen presentation
    • Plus, access for 2 guests to attend an exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception, with the 2024 Honorees and WINGS leadership
    • Plus, access for 2 guests to attend the Explorers’ Forum, our annual conference where the 2024 Honorees present highlights of their important work

EXPLORER PATRON TICKET (1)
$765 tax deductible

$ 1,000
    • Gala seating for one
    • Acknowledgment in printed program and on website
    • Plus, access for 1 to attend the Explorers’ Forum, our annual conference where the Honorees present highlights of their important work.