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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.

Our 2016 event will be held at CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point in San Mateo on Saturday, March 12th from 6 to 10 pm.

Tickets are $125 each (Adults only, please).
Space is limited, reservations are requested by March 5th.

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

Some Photos from our 2015 Annual Fundraiser
Charlie Sammut and Doc the binturong educating guests at the 2015 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund"   Ambassador ocelot Chachi wows guests at the 2015 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund

Dr. Jim Sanderson talking during the 2015 fundraiser for the Wildcat Education and Conservation Fund   Guests taking in the silent auction items during the 2015 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. Attendance is limited to 72 guests, and tickets sell out quickly.

Our 2015 OPEN HOUSE was held on Saturday, July 11th. The weather was perfect for a day of viewing the cats, eating good food and mingling with the 79 guests and 23 volunteers. For the first time ever, Themba was faster than Kibibi in our fourth annual "Cheetah Challenge".

Our 2016 OPEN HOUSE will be held on Saturday, July 16th.
Some Photos from our 2015 Open House
Chachi checking out his admirers at WCE&CF's 2015 Annual Open House   Kibibi looking good and running fast at 12 years old at WCE&CF's 2015 Annual Open House

Guests at the buffet table at WCE&CF's 2015 Annual Open House   Barbara and Rob visiting with the guests at WCE&CF's 2015 Annual Open House


OTHER WILD CAT CONSERVATION EVENTS

For over 21 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 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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