Bay Awakening 2019

Friday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Battle House Renaissance Hotel

About Bay Awakening

Bay Awakening is our annual luncheon to benefit our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. This event highlights Mobile Baykeeper’s work as the environmental watchdog, informed voice of reason, and collaborator for solutions as we work to protect the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.

About Our Speakers

We were fortunate to host this year’s guest speakers, Julian and Kim MacQueen, owners of Innisfree Hotels, which began in Mobile in 1985. Julian is a lover of aviation and he and Kim recently flew their HondaJet from port city to port city during a trip "Around The World in 80 Stays." Their travels broke boundaries and world records while discovering new ways to be hospitable, philanthropic, and exploring the vast waterways that connect our world.

We are grateful to our members, business leaders, and community members who joined us in celebration of Julian and Kim’s phenomenal journey around the world. We built in time for networking at the beginning of the lunch and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our home.

Interested in Sponsoring Bay Awakening?

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Director Justine Herlihy at or call 251-433-4229 or click on the button below.

Special Thanks to Our 2019 Table Sponsors

2019 Event Highlights

The 2019 event featured Julian and Kim MacQueen, with a special invocation from Mayor Sandy Stimpson. We released our 2018 annual report and a short film showcasing our work.

Bay Awakening 2019 was a huge success! SPecial THanks to:

- Julian and Kim MacQueen

- Mayor Sandy Stimpson

- Our Board President, Sumpter McGowin

- Artist Sarah Otts, who donated one of her prints for auction

- Sperrys, who donated a pair of shoes for our giveaway

- All of the guests in attendance who supported our work to protect the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities. 

Did you miss Bay Awakening? Watch our video below - "Protecting What You Love: Mobile Bay"