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Thursday, June 11, 2020

6:00 PM Virtual Gala website goes live
1-hour Virtual Table conversations begin at 6 PM, 7 PM, or 8 PM

as WCS Thanks Our Legacy Supporters and Shares 125 Years of Conservation and Hope for the Future

WCS: WE STAND FOR WILDLIFE

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. We envision a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

We stand for wildlife. Join us.

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EVENT

On Thursday, June 11, 2020 the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reimagines its annual Gala as a virtual experience. Join us as WCS Thanks Our Legacy Supporters and Shares 125 Years of Conservation and Hope for the Future.

This new virtual format is a safe way to be a part of this year’s Gala from the comfort of your own home. Hear from WCS President and CEO, Dr. Cristián Samper, and WCS Chair of the Board, Alejandro Santo Domingo—meet some of the fascinating animals at WCS’s four zoos and aquarium in New York—and enjoy visually stunning images of the wildlife and wild places that WCS protects in 60 countries around the globe. Round out the evening by joining a conversation with WCS experts at a virtual table.

LEGACY SUPPORTERS

  • Eleanor Briggs
  • Butler Conservation Fund
  • Wellington Denahan
  • Katie and Peter Dolan
  • Jill and Gordon Dyal
  • Jon and Sally Green
  • Antonia and George Grumbach, Jr.
  • Judith Hamilton
  • Hearst
  • John and Jeanet Irwin on behalf of Hillside Capital Incorporated
  • Tony and Amie James
  • The Family of Robert Wood Johnson III
  • Mary and John LaMattina
  • Terry and Bob Lindsay
  • Joan Tweedy and the Tortuga Foundation
  • Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
  • Ambrose and Lili Monell
  • Mary and Howdy Phipps
  • Julian Robertson
  • Ted and Connie Roosevelt
  • Roger Sant
  • Alejandro and Charlotte Santo Domingo
  • Lisa and David T Schiff
  • David B "Scott" Schiff
  • Virginia and Warren Schwerin
  • Walter and Jeanne Sedgwick
  • Kitty and Stephen Sherrill
  • Coty Sidnam
  • Allison and Leonard Stern
  • Ann and Andrew Tisch
  • Turner Foundation, Inc.
  • Mary H. White
  • Ward and Priscilla Woods
  • Don and Barbara Zucker

Leadership

Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
  • Jill and Gordon Dyal
  • Tony and Amie James
  • Mary and Howdy Phipps
  • Julian Robertson
  • Ted and Connie Roosevelt
  • Alejandro and Charlotte Santo Domingo
  • Lisa and David T Schiff
  • David B "Scott" Schiff
  • Kitty and Stephen Sherrill
  • Allison and Leonard Stern
  • Andrew and Ann Tisch
  • Ward and Priscilla Woods

Vice Chairs

  • Eleanor Briggs
  • Katie and Peter Dolan
  • Ingrid and Thomas Edelman
  • Antonia and George Grumbach, Jr.
  • Gillian Hearst
  • John and Jeanet Irwin on behalf of Hillside Capital Incorporated
  • The Family of Robert Wood Johnson III
  • Mary and John LaMattina
  • Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Terry and Bob Lindsay
  • Makena Capital Management
  • Virginia and Warren Schwerin
  • Coty Sidnam
  • The Starr Foundation
  • Don and Barbara Zucker

WCS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Cristián Samper, PhD
President and CEO
Alejandro Santo Domingo
Chair
Hamilton E. James
Vice Chair
Gordon E. Dyal
Treasurer
Frederick W. Beinecke
Secretary
Elected Trustees

Elizabeth Ainslie
Frederick W. Beinecke
Rosina M. Bierbaum
Duncan A. Chapman
Rudolph F. Crew
Katherine L. Dolan
Gordon E. Dyal
Thomas J. Edelman
Christopher J. Elliman
Paul A. Gould
Jonathan D. Green
Antonia M. Grumbach
Judith H. Hamilton

John N. Irwin III
Hamilton E. James
Julia Marton-Lefèvre
David J. Millstone
Ambrose K. Monell
Adebayo O. Ogunlesi
Alejandro Santo Domingo
Juan Manuel Santos
David B "Scott" Schiff
Walter C. Sedgwick
Katherine Sherrill
Caroline N. Sidnam
Andrew H. Tisch
Roselinde Torres

Life Trustees

C. Diane Christensen
Howard Phipps, Jr., Chair Emeritus
Julian Robertson
David T Schiff, Chair Emeritus
Mrs. Leonard N. Stern
Ward W. Woods, Chair Emeritus
Barbara Hrbek Zucker

Trustees Emeriti

Eleanor Briggs
Jonathan L. Cohen
Bradley L. Goldberg
Brian J. Heidtke

DONATE

All gifts made to WCS in support of Virtual Gala 2020 are 100% tax-deductible.

Levels of Support

  1. $100,000 Conservator
  2. $50,000 Partner
  3. $25,000 Benefactor
  4. $15,000 Protector
  5. $10,000 Advocate
  1. $5,000 Supporter
  2. $2,500 Supporter
  3. $1,500 Supporter
  4. $1,000 Supporter
  5. $500 Young Sustainer (ages 21-40)

past event photos

WCS GALA: WE STAND FOR WILDLIFE

Contact

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Benham
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
Phone: 718 741 1616
gala@wcs.org

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