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WCE&CF FUNDRAISING EVENTS

The Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund holds two fundraising events each year.

OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER is held in March in the South Bay. This event is an evening that includes a cocktail/wine hour with some of our ambassador cats and animals from Wild Things, a buffet dinner, a raffle, and silent and live auctions.

This year's event will be held at CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point in San Mateo on Saturday, March 8th from 6 to 10 pm.

Tickets are $125 each (Adults only, please) Dress is safari casual. Space is limited, reservations are requested by March 1st.

For further information regarding our fundraiser events, please call 707-874-3176 or email us at wildcat@wildcatfund.org

Some Photos from our 2013 Annual Fundraiser
Caribbean band entertains guests at the 2013 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund"   Ambassador Serval Zuri wows guests at the 2013 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund

Rob entertaining guests during the 2013 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund   Guests enjoying lthe Leopard Lounge during the 2013 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund


OUR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE is held in July. This event includes a tour of the WCE&CF compound, a luncheon with local wines, a raffle, a silent auction, and a cheetah run. It is the only time of the year that our compound is open to the public. Attendance is limited to 72 guests, and tickets sell out quickly.

Our 2013 OPEN HOUSE was held on Saturday, July 13th. The weather was perfect for a day of viewing the cats, eating good food and mingling with the 72 guests and 27 volunteers. Kibibi held on to her title and once again beat Themba in our second annual "Cheetah Challenge".

Next year's Open House will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Some Photos from our 2013 Open House
Robert Gooyer made a generous donation to the 'Catstruction Projects' at WCE&CF's 2013 Annual Open House   Tokoda and Rob entertain the guests at WCE&CF's 2013 Annual Open House

table settings at WCE&CF's 2013 Annual Open House   Although Themba looks fast, he was the runner-up to Kibibi during the Cheetah Challengs at WCE&CF's 2013 Annual Open House


OTHER WILD CAT CONSERVATION EVENTS

For over 15 years we have been bringing our ambassador cats to fundraising events for wild cat conservation. Organizations that have benefited from the presence of these ambassadors include the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Cheetah Conservation Botswana, the Small Cat Conservation Alliance, the Snow Leopard Conservancy, the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust and Cheetah Outreach. Please read the NEWSPAPER ARTICLE about WCE&CF's participation in the Small Cat Conservation Alliance fundraiser.

Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund recently said the following:

"The Dicelys have been providing ambassador cheetahs at my fundraising events in the Western United States for the past 14 years. These ambassador cats have helped raise several hundred thousand dollars that have been donated for cheetah conservation. These ambassador cheetahs are of vital importance to the continued success of educating the public about the survival of an endangered species. Seeing a live cheetah has a larger impact on an audience than seeing a video on a flat screen. Through my presentation, with the aid of an ambassador cheetah, the audience begins to fully understand the plight of this animal in the wild."

Photos from some of our Wild Cat Conservation Events
Rob and Kgosi with Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund   Rob Dicely and Kgosi with Rebecca Klein, founder of Cheetah Conservation Botswana   Rob and Barbara with Dr. Rod Jackson and Darla Hillard, founders of the Snow Leopard Conservancy

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