Conservation Leadership Awards

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020


2020 Conservation Leadership Award – George B. Rabb Medal

Virtual Celebration in Honor of Dr. Jon Paul Rodríguez, Ph.D., Chair, Species Survival Commission/IUCN
 

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7:00 p.m. CST
Hosted by James & Elizabeth Bramsen, ITW.

Please join Chicago Zoological Society’s Board of Trustees and the Women’s Board for a special virtual celebration, honoring the work of the world-renowned ecologist, Dr. Jon Paul Rodríguez, Ph.D., who will receive the 2020 George B. Rabb Medal for his outstanding work in conservation.

Each year, the Chicago Zoological Society recognizes significant achievements of individuals in global and local conservation, through the Conservation Leadership Awards. To learn more about previous Conservation Leadership Awards honorees, please visit our Conservation Leadership Awards page.

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Dr.  Jon Paul Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Chair, Species Survival Commission/IUCN
 

Dr. Rodríguez is considered one of Venezuela’s most-respected scientists through his extensive field conservation work with the endangered yellow-shouldered parrot. His accomplishments Include:

* The first person outside of Europe/North America to be elected as the Chair of the Species Survival Commission for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Has been chair of the SSC since 2016.
* Co-founder and President of Provita, a NGO organization that works to protect threatened wildlife in Venezuela.  
* Professor at the Center for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigation.
* 2019 Whitley Fund for Nature Gold Awardee for his outstanding contribution to conservation.

How to Show Your Support
Proceeds from this event provide vital annual support for the Chicago Zoological Society’s animal care and welfare, conservation, education, and community outreach programs. Event Patron levels begin at $500, with increased benefits and recognition opportunities available for patron levels up to $50,000. To participate in this exclusive event, please choose from one of the giving levels below. All gifts to this event are fully tax-deductible.

Platinum Conservation Patron - $50,000
* Exclusive invitation to the virtual VIP pre-event party for patron host.
* Complimentary access to the Conservation Leadership Awards event for 20 guests.
* Special recognition as Host Committee.

Gold Conservation Patron - $25,000
* Exclusive invitation to the virtual VIP pre-event party for patron host.
* Complimentary access to the Conservation Leadership Awards event for 10 guests.
* Special recognition as Host Committee.

Silver Conservation Patron - $10,000
* Exclusive invitation to the virtual VIP pre-event party for patron host.
* Complimentary access to the Conservation Leadership Awards event for 10 guests.
* Special recognition during the event program.

Bronze Conservation Patron - $5,000
* Exclusive invitation to the virtual VIP pre-event party for patron host.
* Complimentary access to the Conservation Leadership Awards event for 10 guests.
* Special recognition during the event program.

Conservation Patron - $500
* Exclusive invitation to the virtual VIP pre-event party for patron host.
* Complimentary access to the Conservation Leadership Awards event.
* Special recognition during the event program.

Individual Attendee Level Donation - $100
​* Access to participate in the virtual event.

All event registrants will be emailed a link for exclusive access to the event.

To register, or make a donation, please complete the form below or send payment, made payable to Chicago Zoological Society, to:
Development Department
Chicago Zoological Society
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield IL 60513

 

 

Proceeds from the virtual Conservation Leadership Awards benefit the conservation education and animal programs of the Chicago Zoological Society, a recognized world leader in animal care and welfare, behavioral welfare research and field studies, and community engagement and education.

If you have any questions, contact Kerri Doherty, Fundraising Events Manager, at Kerri.Doherty@czs.org at (708) 688-8670.

 

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