Dining room for the DPMMR Gala

Join Us For Our Third Annual Gala!

One of the easiest ways (and by far the most fun) to show your support for conserving whales and dolphins is to celebrate with us at our Third Annual Connect to Protect Gala!

The year's reimagined gala will be held at the luxurious Playa Largo Resort in Key Largo and will include:

  • Open Bar
  • Three - Course Dinner
  • Raffles, Silent Auction, & Live Auction
  • Music, Dancing, & Fun with Friends
  • VIP Cocktail Hour for DPMMR Members

Fundraising efforts for this year's event center around the theme "Colorful Connections" and will benefit the resident dolphins that rely on DPMMR for their lifelong care and support capacity building efforts to increase education programs. 

The festivities kick off at 5pm with a private VIP Cocktail Hour featuring live music, an open bar, and access to early bidding on silent auction items! Doors open and bidding begins at 6pm. 

Couples at the DPMMR Gala

Come for the party, but celebrate all year!

Enjoy the spirit of the Connect to Protect Gala all year long by purchasing a Membership ticket or table. In addition to enjoying the Connect to Protect gala in VIP style, each member will enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

  • VIP Admission to Connect to Protect Gala (Includes all-access pass to the VIP Cocktail Hour and VIP Lounge)
  • Unlimited admission to DPMMR in 2022 for member + one
  • 25% member discount on dolphin programs & gift shop merchandise 
  • Complimentary photo packages for all interaction programs
  • 2022 Member Car Magnet 
  • Access to Members Only private Facebook Group with regular updates from DPMMR

Membership Ticket -

  • VIP Admission For One Including: 
    • Private VIP Cocktail Hour 
    • Access to VIP Lounge and Bar 
  • DPMMR Membership for 2022
  • Mention in Gala Program
  • $100 Tax Deduction

Purchase A Membership Ticket


Membership Table -

  • Reserved Seating for Ten at Private Table
  • VIP Admission for Ten Including:  
    • Private VIP Cocktail Hour 
    • Access to VIP Lounge and Bar 
  • Ten - DPMMR Memberships for 2022 
  • Mention in Gala Program
  • $1,000 Tax Deduction

Purchase A Membership Table


Sponsor Table –

  • Premium Table and Reserved Seating for Ten
  • VIP Admission for Ten Including: 
    • Private VIP Cocktail Hour 
    • Access to VIP Lounge & Bar 
  • Ten - DPMMR Memberships for 2022 
  • $2,500 Credit in Additional Unique Sponsor Benefits Selected from Sponsorship Deck 
  • $3,500 Tax Deduction 

Purchase A Sponsor Table

Individual Ticket –

  • Single general admission to the Connect to Protect Gala

Purchase An Individual Ticket


Wooden DPMMR sign among some ferns

Become a Sponsor:

Expand your brand visibility

Market to your target audience

Generate valuable leads and business 

A recent 2018 poll of marketing professionals showed that the majority of marketers believe event sponsorship is more effective than digital, print, or content marketing! With over 250 people in attendance of the event and an additional 10,000 marketing contacts, you are sure to see a return on your investment.


View 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities


Thank you to our 2022 sponsors who are supporting animal welfare, education, research and conservation. When you support these places, you’re supporting marine mammal conservation, too!

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