Wildlife Conservation Society to Honor Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala, 6/12

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Wildlife Conservation Society to Honor Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala, 6/12

The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual gala and after-party at WCS's Central Park Zoo on Thursday, June 12. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton and WCS Board of Trustees Member Diane Christensen, will be honored for their commitment to conservation and protecting wildlife and wild places.

The gala, An Elephant's Tale, will engage guests in WCS's efforts to save the elephant populations struggling to survive within the forests and savannahs of Central Africa. The evening will serve as a reminder of the crisis elephants currently face in Africa and also as a celebration of these gentle giants who play a crucial ecological role in their habitats.

This year, WCS has the pleasure of honoring three esteemed women for their dynamic roles in bringing the WCS mission to realization. Their support and passion for wildlife is essential to the preservation of species and habitats worldwide. Through the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have been tremendous allies in the fight to save the African elephant. They work tirelessly to build partnerships among businesses, NGOs, governments, and individuals to drive coordinated action to solve the poaching crisis in Africa.

Diane Christensen has supported the WCS mission for over 15 years as a member of the Board of Trustees and cares passionately about global conservation, the protection of wildlife and wild places, and long-term wildlife health and diversity around the globe. Her extraordinary dedication to the preservation of vital species and ecosystems has helped sustain WCS's critical initiatives around the world.

The evening of the gala includes a reception, along with dinner. An after-party will be held for the next generation of conservation supporters.

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