Pictured above is a close-up of an original painting by Anne London, an internationally recognized American artist whose work combines two of her passions: visual art and wildlife conservation. Anne's artwork is a celebration of endangered species. The artwork will be for sale in CCF's live auction event.
Join Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Funds (CCF) for our first-ever Virtual Celebration Event Fundraiser where you will experience the work being done by CCF field conservationists who are on the frontlines in Africa. Meet Brian Badger, CCF Director of Conservation & Outreach, as he interviews via Cheetah TV the many people working at CCF with local people and wildlife to save the cheetah and other endangered species from extinction. Learn about the research, education, and conservation efforts CCF implements to help people learn to live in harmony with wildlife and preserve our planet. Also, view CCF's Auctions* and bid on the items of your choice.
Join Dr. Laurie Marker at the Live-Streamed Event as she presents her Keynote speech to highlight CCF's achievements, an awards ceremony and details of CCF's Focus for the Future. Enjoy this portion of the fundraising event to include special guests and appearances, access to the streaming portion of the live auction and much more.
For those who want a more interactive experience with Dr. Laurie Marker. At the VIP Experience you can join Laurie for a Zoomfari video call in an open discussion about conservation and CCF. This intimate and interactive opportunity with Dr. Marker will be limited to no more than 20 people per ZOOM call. The VIP portion of the event will occur after the October 3rd event. A convenient date and time will be chosen between October 6th and Novermber 10th. The first 250 U.S. VIP registrants will receive a special swag box of goodies.
Join CCF’s Silent* and Live Auctions to bid on unique and one of a kind cheetah auction items like the painting on the invitation image above from Anne London, an internationally recognized American artist whose work combines two of her passions: visual art and wildlife conservation. We will also have travel packages, behind the scenes tours from several zoo partners, and so much more. All proceeds will benefit the CCF’s mission to save the cheetah.
Master of Ceremonies
As an explorer and respected field scientist, Richard Wiese has traveled to all seven continents. He was the youngest president of the legendary Explorers Club and was re-elected to the position in 2018. Richard has tagged jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, led expeditions to the Northern Territory of Australia and was a member of the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest.
His achievements include: The first acsent of an unclimbed mountian in Alaska, discovering 29 new life forms on Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro, and cross-country skiing to the North Pole. As a journalist, he has recieved numberous honors, including an Emmy Award, a Genesis Award, an Associated Press Folio Award, a Golden Halo Award and the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for his contributions to journalism and exploration. He is also the author of Born to Explore: How To Be A Backyard Adventurer.
Richard first visisted Cheetah Conservation Fund's Research and Education Centre in 2012 to film an episode of Born to Explore with Dr. Laurie Marker which appeared on Litton's Weekend Adventure. In 2018, Richard revisisted CCF's work saving the cheetah in a PBS special Namibia: Land of the Cheetah.
Richard Wiese also serves on CCF's United Stated Board of Trustees.
Cynthia Smoot is the Emmy award-winning co-anchor of the FOX 13 News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
When she's not at the anchor desk, Cynthia's likely covering a story about Florida's fabulous wildlife or people and their pets. She loves nature and enjoys helping Tampa Bay viewers get to know some of the interesting creatures in their own backyard.
In 2017, Cynthia visited Cheetah Conservation Fund's Research and Education Centre in Namibia with Dr. Laurie Marker and later became one of CCF's United States Ambassadors.
Virtual Anniversary Celebration
9:00 am to 6:30 pm (EST)
(Excludes Live & VIP)
Starts at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (EST)
9:00 am to 9:00 pm (EST)
(Includes All Portions of the Live Streaming Event Plus More)
If you have a promo code - please make sure you scroll down on the registration page, go to the blue hyper link on the right hand side of the page and click on Apply Promo Code. Apply Promo Codemust be chosen before you chose your ticket type.
If you would like to see both the full day program as well as the evening event choose the ticketing options for
Virtual Event Free and either Live-Steamed Event or VIP.
(Do not choose all three options)
Title Sponsor - B2Gold
Learn more about B2Gold's commitment to conservation at b2gold.com
Presenting Sponsor - Zegrahm Expeditions
*CCF Silent Auction will close on October 4th at 11:59 pm EST
Please be advised that shipping outside of the USA or internationally will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.
For more information, Monday - Friday 9 to 5 (EST) 866-909-3399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org