This isn’t another D.C. black tie event. With a menu featuring South Carolina specialties and a crowd of 600 attendees enjoying nature’s splendour – outside and in Washington, D.C. – the Annual Arboretum Dinner is unlike any other fundraiser in the capital.
Mostly because of the spectacular setting: The dinner is held under a tent in a grand meadow on the grounds of the Arboretum – a 450-acre outdoor setting just two miles from the Capitol building.
The National Arboretum is a major centre for botanical research dedicated to the study of trees and shrubs, but it also plays host to a fundraising dinner that is a natural sponsorship fit for Resolute – especially as this year’s featured state is South Carolina, where more than 600 of our employees work at our pulp and paper operations at Catawba.
The dinner is a well-attended event that always attracts a dynamic mix of guests from arboretum enthusiasts to politicians to corporations – all with an interest in preserving greenspaces. Resolute’s President and CEO Richard Garneau was in attendance along with other company representatives, including Pat Moore, the GM of our Catawba paper mill, as well as several Resolute board members.