Monarchs & Margaritas Cancelled

Your support and enthusiasm for the Dunwoody Nature Center is the driving force which allows us to continue inspiring a love of nature in our community. We thank you!   

After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our beloved annual fundraiser, Monarchs & Margaritas.

Many factors influenced this decision. Foremost among them is the safety of our guests. After considering multiple options including virtual or live stream events, there is too much uncertainty and financial risk to plan a top notch event.

Monarchs & Margaritas generates over $60,000 for programming and operations. While the event won’t occur this year, the need for funds to deliver high quality environmental education programs and preserve and protect the 22 acres we all love is greater than ever.

Through the renewed generosity of our sponsor, CRH, Patrons and Hosts, we have already collected $30,000 towards the $60,000 goal. However, we need your help to meet our $60,000 goal and simply ask that you consider donating.

To help close the gap, several anonymous donors have established a challenge grant that will allow us to double the next $10,000 received!  

Please join us in giving generously to support

Dunwoody Nature Center!

Click here or mail a check to make your donation.

(PO Box 88070, Dunwoody, GA 30356)

We extend a very special thanks to our Monarchs & Margaritas leadership:

Dorie Wirtz, Event Chair; Margie Curry, Auction Chair; and

Catherine Lautenbacher, Patron & Host Chair.

Your support provides our community a gathering place to connect with nature and we thank you!

Jany Brown, Board President & Michael Cowan, Executive Director

Help Us Meet The Challenge


Thank You to our Sponsor, CRH, and all Patrons and Hosts for their tremendous support!



  • Beth Boatwright
  • Donna Burt
  • Joanie & Owen Dwoskin
  • Su & Richard Ellis
  • Henning, Dowdy & Jones
  • Nancy & Michael Kabat
  • Karen & Eric Kasowski
  • Catherine & Conrad Lautenbacher
  • Amy & Daniel McMorrow
  • Mary & Fran Millar
  • Redfield Neighbors
  • Renasant Bank
  • Kathyrn Sabol & Friends
  • Kay & Dan Weber
  • Diane & Andy Weiss
  • Dorie & Jody Wirtz
  • Karla & Gregg Worley



  • Julie & Jeff Ackemann
  • Pat Adams
  • Leslie & Ted Bauman
  • Jany Brown
  • Jean & Michael Cowan
  • Margie & Cameron Curry
  • Cyclebar Dunwoody
  • Mary Pat & Mike Davis
  • Carmen Hagen & Robert Cain
  • Kathy & Barry Hanna
  • Carla & Rimas Kapeskas
  • Joyce & Bill Kratzenberg
  • Joanna & Tom Mangum
  • Louise & Bill McCahan
  • McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
  • Susan Mitchell & Dan Lashinsky
  • Councilman Jim & Carolyn Riticher
  • Kathleen & Joe Seconder
  • Erin & Jerry Shepherd
  • Bev Wingate


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