Elephants DC would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended our WILD for Elephants event, held on the evening of October 24, 2015 at the Embassy of Gabon in Washington DC.
The event followed our third annual International March for Elephants, held earlier in the day, where hundreds of concerned citizens raised their voices to end the ivory trade and protect elephants. (Don’t miss the National Geographic article about our march!)
Thanks to all of you, our WILD for Elephants event was truly an amazing evening. The Embassy of Gabon was packed with advocates, lawmakers, artists and supporters eager make the world safer for elephants. Guests bid on numerous silent auction items, including stunning art pieces, and competed for smaller elephant-themed raffle prizes.
During the event, we were inspired by remarks from Rod Rembendambya of the Gabonese republic, Born Free USA, Pennsylvania lawmaker Madeline Dean and Elephants DC. We also heard a stunning performance of singer-songwriter John Beacher’s original song, “Elephant Call.”
All told, the evening raised more than $12,000! Funds raised will go towards Elephants DC, our new campaign to help the forest elephants of Gabon in partnership with PROGRAM, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and event expenses.
Thanks again to everyone involved, including the volunteers who helped us plan and execute the event flawlessly.
You can find out about our campaign to help Gabon’s forest elephants and make a donation towards our $50,000 goal here: Gabon’s Forest Elephants Need Your Help.
Thank you for helping us make a difference for elephants!