International Crane Foundation


An Evening with the Cranes

Thank you for joining us for a wonderful evening! Enjoy a few photos from An Evening with the Cranes on June 16, 2018:

Click here to view our full program, including the listing of wines selected for the evening.

Have further questions about the evening? View our Frequently Asked Questions.

Don’t miss our Stories from the Field!

Stroll the grounds and learn about stories from the field, from our International Staff conducting work in Africa, Australia, China, India, North America and Southeast Asia. Staff members are happy to answer your questions! Stories from the field will be shared at each species exhibit listed below.

5:20 p.m.
Whooping Cranes – Tim Grunewald, North America Director
Blue Cranes – Kerryn Morrison, Vice President and Africa Programs Director
Siberian Cranes – Spike Millington, Vice President and Asia Programs Director

5:40 p.m.
Brolgas – Gopi Sundar, SarusScape Program Director
Red-crowned Cranes – Yu Qian, China Program Director
Sandhill Cranes – Andy Gossens, Sandhill Crane Project Manager

6 p.m.
Wattled Cranes – Rich Beilfuss, President & CEO
Whooping Cranes – Lizzie Condon, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator
Sarus Cranes – Tran Triet, Southeast Asia Program Director

6:30 p.m.
Black-necked Cranes – Claire Mirande, Director of Conservation Networking
Grey Crowned Cranes – Barry Hartup, Conservation Medicine Director
Whooping Cranes – Anne Lacy, Crane Research Coordinator

THANK YOU to our sponsors!


Tom and Kathy Leiden



Barbara Baird | Bischof Construction | Don and Mary McDowell | Friends of Bosque del Apache | Thysse | Tri-North Builders

Friends Sponsors

Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative | Alliant Energy | Pat Baade | Burkhalter Travel and Cruise Shoppe | Clarion Hotel and Convention Center | Hill’s Wiring, Inc. | Jason Marten Photography | Pointon Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. | RE/MAX | Wisconsin River Plumbing & Heating

In-Kind Sponsors

Minuteman Press | Schwarz Insurance | Tents and Events | Thysse | Turner Water Care | Wild Apples Floral | Wisconsin Public Radio

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Platinum $10,000 | Gold $5,000| Silver $2,500 | Bronze $1,000 | Friends | In-Kind

We invite you to sponsor this elegant evening of celebration! Proceeds from An Evening with the Cranes support the International Crane Foundation’s worldwide work to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds and flyways on which they depend.

If you choose to offer your support as a sponsor, please contact Stormy Hovey at 608-356-9462 ext. 105.

Click here to view the full list of sponsorship benefits.

Thank you to our food and beverage partners for An Evening with the Cranes!

  • The Barn Restaurant, Baraboo, Wis.
  • Branding Iron Roadhouse, Lime Ridge, Wis.
  • Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle, Wis.
  • Coffee Bean Connection, Baraboo, Wis.
  • Cowboy David’s Bake Shoppe, La Farge, Wis.
  • The Del Bar, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
  • Devil’s Lake Bistro, Coffee & Catering, Baraboo, Wis.
  • Hickory House Hyvee Catering, Madison, Wis.
  • Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, Madison, Wis.
  • The Lone Girl Brewing Company, Waunakee, Wis.
  • Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe, Baraboo, Wisc.
  • Port Huron Brewing Company, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
  • Wisco Pop Beverage Co., Viroqua, Wis.

Planning to stay the night?

Our headquarters is located a short distance from Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells.

For information on restaurants and lodging, please visit:

Visitors commonly stay at these nearby options: