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.
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