Mountain Mayhem: Karibu Africa Benefit |

Mountain Mayhem: Karibu Africa Benefit

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
Maureen Poschman and Janet O’Grady.
Brady Forseth, CEO of African Community & Conservation Foundation; Mikael Andren, Presidenct & CEO of Jones Family Office; and Charlie Mayhew, MBE, CEO of Tusk.
Vikram Agrawal, Co-Founder & CEO of American Resilience Partners, with Trammel S. Crow, the founder of EarthX.
Matt Rheingold with Jordan Goodman of Casterline Goodman Art Galleries.
Scott LaDu of Betteridge Aspen with his daughter, Kaitlin.
Warren Stickney, Founder and Principal of Stickney Research, with his son, John Warren.
Scott Sherry and Todd Threlkeld behind the bar at the ‘Bou.
British fine-art photographer, conservationist and author David Yarrow with Jordan Goodman of Casterline Goodman Galleries.

The African Community & Conservation Foundation (ACCF) and Tusk, two non-profits rooted in African conservation efforts, presented an après-ski reception in The Great Room at the Caribou Club on Wednesday, March 16, welcoming guests for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to connect. The word “Karibu” means welcome in Swahili, which is why they say Karibu Africa, making the Caribou in Aspen a serendipitous setting for a fundraising evening.

The program included a presentation by Brady Forseth, CEO of African Community & Conservation Foundation, and Charlie Mayhew, MBE, CEO of Tusk who described the valuable work their teams are doing in tandem. Tusk partners with Africa’s leading and emerging conservationists to protect endangered species, reduce human-wildlife conflict, find sustainable solutions to preserve critical habitats and combat the global demand for illegal wildlife products. Through community support and education, they are shaping a tomorrow where the people of Africa can reconnect with nature, understand its inherent value and protect it for future generations.

Guests learned about the collective impact work of the ACCF-Tusk partnership and also had a chance to meet ACCF & Tusk Ambassador, David Yarrow, the world-renowned photographer who graciously donated a fine art from his collection for the live auction. Additional items included a yacht trip to support their work in Africa.

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