Attend WildAid's 2019 Gala, "A Night in Africa"
Join us to celebrate Africa's incredible wildlife heritage and learn what we can do to mobilize public support for conservation... because "Poaching Steals From Us All."
Honoring WildAid's Wildlife Champion Lupita Nyong'o
WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection and to reduce climate change impacts.
With celebrity ambassadors such as Danai Gurira, Yao Ming, Lupita Nyong'o, Jackie Chan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Duhamel, Michael Cudlitz, Bo Derek, Maggie Q and a global network of media partners, WildAid leverages over $230 million in annual pro bono media support and reaches millions of people with the simple and strong message:
"POACHING STEALS FROM US ALL"
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More than 1 million pangolins were traded illegally between 2000 and 2013 to satisfy demand for scales in China and Vietnam. Photo Credit: Andrew Wegst
In 2018, WildAid received its third consecutive perfect 100-point score from Charity Navigator for financial transparency and efficiency, a score given to fewer than 1% of rated charities. Click on the Charity Navigator logo above to learn more.
2018 Gala Highlights - "An Evening in China"
Sponsored by Bently Heritage Estate Distillery
WildAid CEO Peter Knights (left), Wildlife Champion Award Winner Danai Gurira (center), and WildAid Director Major Gifts, Events Corie Knights (right) @Jeff Pinette for WildAid
Each year WildAid hosts a star-studded gala fundraiser to celebrate progress in protecting endangered species and marine habitats. We are proud to share the successes made possible by our generous supporters and to showcase recent work by our portfolio of ambassadors.
You can see photos from the evening here and the gala highlights video here.
WildAid's 2018 Gala was held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The event's sponsors included Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, PALETTERA, Nellcôtte Winery, Yao Family Wines, Dunstan Wines - Durell Vineyard, Sea Smoke, Chateau Boswell Winery and Melka Estates & Winery.
The 2018 Gala raised $2.4 million to support WildAid's global programs.
We were thrilled to honor WildAid ambassadors Danai Gurira and Bryce Dallas Howard with our Wildlife Champion Awards for their exceptional dedication to ending illegal wildlife trade.
"An Evening in China" featured a cocktail and hors-d'oeuvres reception featuring captivating performances from The Cirque. Guests enjoyed a three-course vegan dinner by celebrity Master Chef Martin Yan.
The charitable evening brought out celebrities, including Danai Gurira, Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Duhamel, Michael Cudlitz, Kevin Olusola, Bo Derek, Maggie Q, and Dylan McDermott.
Grammy award-winning producer David Foster provided the musical entertainment with special guest performances by Pia Toscano and Sheléa.
Photo credit: Andrew Wegst