"Battle for the Elephants" Event Raises $28,000 for Elephant Anti-Poaching Efforts
Empowers Africa hosted a special screening of National Geographic’s “Battle for the Elephants” at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY on August 10th, 2013, along with fashion designer Donna Karan, artist Davina Dobie, and filmmaker and writer John Heminway. Guests included: David Koch, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Nina Griscom, Stewart Paperin, Executive Vice President of the Open Society Foundations and President of the Soros Economic Development Fund, Lynn Sherr correspondent for ABC news magazine 20/20 and Bryan Christy award-winning author and journalist. The event raised over $28,000 for Elephant anti-poaching efforts. After the film, there was a panel discussion with special guests including; John Heminway, writer, producer and director of Battle for the Elephants James Deutsch, Executive Director of Africa Program Wildlife Conservation Society, Richard Ruggiero Chief of the Branch of the Near East, South Asia and Africa, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of International Conservation, Nicole Mollo Director of Philanthropy and Operations U.S, African Parks and Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson Executive Director of Tusk.
Many thanks to everyone.