New York

The National Audubon Society Hosts its 2019 Audubon Gala to Celebrate Environmental Conservation


PLACE | The Plaza Hotel, New York

HOST | The National Audubon Society

February | 2019

On February 7, 2019 the National Audubon Society hosted its annual Audubon Gala at The Plaza in New York City to celebrate environmental conservation and the people who inspire a new generation of conservation leaders, raising $2.5M in charitable donations, which will fund conservation efforts across the country. Hosted by notable actress and Audubon board member Lili Taylor, with performances by distinguished country music singer John Anderson, the gala honored two environmental stewards who have committed their lives to conservation – founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, Johnny Morris and J. Drew Lanham, Ph.D., alumni distinguished professor of wildlife ecology, master teacher and certified wildlife biologist at Clemson University. The Audubon Medal was presented to Johnny Morris and Family, who for decades has worked with presidential administrations to advance significant conservation issues and most recently founded the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. The Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership honored Dr. J. Drew Lanham, for his lifelong dedication to on-the-ground conservation throughout his twenty year career at Clemson University. Notable guests include: David Yarnold, Johnny Morris, Jane Alexander, John Anderson, Coleman Burke, Sasha DiGiulian, Joe Ellis, David B. Ford, Carlotta Kohl, Dan Lufkin, Grainger McKoy, Floride McKoy, Allison Rockefeller, Simon Roosevelt, Lili Taylor and more.

aw 79338 Lili Taylor David Yarnold John Anderson Johnny Morris
Lili Taylor, David Yarnold, John Anderson and Johnny Morris. Photos by Annie Watt
aw 79366 Carlotta Kohl
Carlotta Kohl. Photos by Annie Watt
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David and Kathleen Moore and Jane Alexander. Photos by Annie Watt
aw 79353 Sasha DiGiulian
Sasha DiGiulian. Photos by Annie Watt
aw 79323 Adrienne Lufkin Dan Lufkin
Adrienne and Dan Lufkin. Photos by Annie Watt
anniewatt 79320 Josh Braun Jennifer Snyder
Josh Braun and Jennifer Snyder. Photos by Annie Watt
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David Ringer and Marshall Johnson. Photos by Annie Watt
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Connan and Claire Ashforth and Katie OBrien. Photos by Annie Watt
anniewatt 79316 Tiffany Hagge Melissa Thomas Robert Conrad Chris Conrad
Tiffany Hagge, Melissa Thomas, and Robert and Chris Conrad. Photos by Annie Watt
anniewatt 79372 Paul Butner Nazreen Sumra
Paul Butner and Nazreen Sumra. Photos by Annie Watt
anniewatt 79313 Dan Hoy Diane Hoy
Dan and Diane Hoy. Photos by Annie Watt

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