ATTEND THE 2019 GALA, “A Night in Africa”
WildAid’s next gala will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. Please join us as we celebrate Africa’s conservation heroes and WildAid’s commitment to protecting wildlife and helping African communities protect the continent’s iconic animals in their natural habitats.
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2018 Gala Highlights – “An Evening in China,” sponsored by Bently Heritage Estate Distillery
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.
“An Evening in China,” sponsored by Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, raised $2.4 million for our programs.
A group of 640 guests learned about illegal wildlife trade and WildAid’s conservation successes.
The value of in-kind donations and pro bono support, including live and silent auction items, the evening’s wine and event support.
WildAid’s 2018 Gala was held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, November 10. The event’s sponsors included Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, PALETTERA, Nellcôte Winery, Yao Family Wines, Dunstan Wines – Durell Vineyard, Sea Smoke, Chateau Boswell Winery and Melka Estates & Winery.
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.