Fifth Annual Global Wildlife Conservation Event Dazzles
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Georges Schemagin and Michael Kovac, Getty Images for Global Wildlife Conservation
THE SETTING: Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater was the recent setting for the fifth annual Wild Night for Wildlife gala supporting the Global Wildlife Conservation. The event drew over 550 of the top sociables, philanthropists and community leaders from Austin and around the country for a night of epic fun and fundraising.
THE STYLE: The excitement was palpable for attendees as they ascended the steps to the second floor exterior mezzanine for the VIP cocktail reception. After posing for pictures on the red carpet, guests, dressed in their finest Austin-chic attire, mingled about the friendly crowd. The festivities moved inside to the Moody Theatre for the evening’s program where emcee Tate Donovan effortlessly kept the patrons entertained as they dined on a delectable, multi-course vegetarian menu. Highlights of the program included a spirited live-auction, a fireside chat with UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiveristy Edward Norton and Global Wildlife Conservation board chair Brian Sheth discussing the importance of conservation and saving endangered species. The festivities were capped off by a show-stopping performance by Austin’s own Queen of Soul, Temeca Jones.
THE PURPOSE: The event, chaired by Kelly Green and Julie Jumonville, and hosted by Brian and Adria Sheth, raised over four million dollars for the Global Wildlife Conservation. The mission of the GWC is to support the diversity of life on Earth through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery and conservation leadership.