It was a very cold, snowy night but on Friday, December 2, 2011 over 70 guests came to Chautauqua Community House to celebrate and contribute to WILD’s vital conservation projects. WILD’s Board of Directors, Trustees, and Associates traveled from as far as Antarctica and Switzerland to join in on the festivities and attend WILD’s annual Board meeting weekend.
The silent auction showcased fine art pieces, handmade baskets and goods, exotic jewelry, and other unique items from WILD’s “Explorer’s Closet.” Delicious hors d’oeuvres were catered by Elevated Catering, and tasty beverages were donated by New Belgium Brewery, Upslope Brewing Company, and Izze.
This kind of event was WILD’s first crack at a local fundraiser. We wanted our Denver-metro area supporters to have a chance to meet WILD’s talented conservationists who are working to save wild places and wildlife in Africa, Latin America, Thailand and elsewhere. We’re already planning our annual event for 2012 and you’re not going to want to miss it!
Thank you to everyone who came and many thanks to our event sponsors for a fantastic event!