The Sixth Annual Celebration Dinner was a huge success! Thank you to all our donors and sponsors for a beautiful evening full of exciting samba dance performances, exquisite artwork, rustic décor, jungle chic attire and an impromptu but magical rain display from Mother Nature.
Because of your generous donations and support we raised over $75,000 to continue our mission of protecting tropical rainforests. We hope everyone left feeling just a little closer to the rainforest, and we will see you all next year in The Amazon in Austin!
Video Production Courtesy of: Video Review Labs
And a huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors:
SXSW-Eco, C3 Presents, ENERGC, Silicon Labs, Southwest Strategies, Catellus Properties, Texas Gas Services, GAMA, BercyChen Architects
Individual Supporters: Cathy Morgan, Clark & Jesse Lyda, John Paul & Eloise Dejoria, Aman Bandali, Charlotee Herzele, Gary Farmer, Karen & Leonard Huber, Jasiel & Ronan Spelman, John Dogget, Marc & Suzanne Winkelman, Admiral Bobby Inman, Alice Glasco. Craig Pederson, Dave Anderson, Dominic & Shfeeqa Giarratani, Francisco Boza, Gopal & Vasu, Guthikonda, Garry Mauro, Hazel Barbour, Jade Change Sheppard, Jay Manickam, Joel & Margaret Kenty, Nikelle Meade, Nick Barbaro & Susan Moffat , Mike & Tiffany Heffernan, Richard Maier, Victoria Li
In-Kind Supporters: Austin Samba, Bird Dog Wedding, Duchman Family Winery, Inked Fingers, Jeff Loftin Photography, Lagunitas Brewing, Loot, Mestizo Mezcal, Mettle East Austin Bistro, Mix-It, Phara’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Sweetish Hill, Temptation Apple Liqueur, Tequila Clase Azul, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Video Review Labs
Media Partners: Austin MD, Austin Monthly, Austin Man, Austin Woman, DO512, Tribeza
Title: The Human Side of Climate Change: A Photographic Journey through the Amazon
Description: Take a journey with Rainforest Partnership Founder/Executive Director Niyanta Spelman and noted photographer Matt Lankes deep into the Amazon jungles of Peru through a collection of breathtaking photographs and accompanying stories. This journey pulls together spectacular photographs of wildlife, landscapes, and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of forest protection and climate change. Get a peek at indigenous people working to save their land and hear stories about their struggles and the beautiful ways they work to preserve their way of life. Join us as we show the human side of deforestation and learn more about the beautiful new concept to saving rainforests.
*Only SXSW-Eco Badge holders will be able to attend
If you are headed out to the ACL Festival be sure to stop by the ACL Cares section and say hello to the Rainforest Partnership Team. We will be out both weekends educating festival goers about Rainforest Partnership and the importance of saving the rainforest.
You won’t want to miss our Rainforest Recharge Room! To recharge your body we will have a shady, soft area with tons of rugs, pillows and chairs to rest your weary feet, and Kind Bars to replenish your energy, essential oils straight from the Rainforest to refresh you, and a special Rainforest Partnership fan to keep you cool all day long. We hope you’ll come by, say hi, and invite others to learn more about our mission!
*Only ACL ticket holders will be able to attend