Thursday, May 3, 2012
Central Park Boathouse
East 72nd St&Park Drive North
New York, NY 10028
6:00 pm - Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:15 pm - Dinner and Program
Guest Speaker and Honoree: Mr. Ted Turner, Conservationist, Philanthropist, and Businessman
For more information about Trout Unlimited’s Spring Dinner in New York, please contact Nancy Bradley at email@example.com or (208) 339-2566.
Auction items include trips, fishing gear, artwork, wine, etc.
All donors of $1,000 or greater will be welcomed into Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Conservation Fund (CCF). CCF members enjoy special membership benefits as well as the satisfaction of knowing that their generosity keeps TU on the ground and in the water for trout and salmon.
Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy. Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports, environmental initiatives, or philanthropy, Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice.
Turner is chairman of the United Nations Foundation, co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, chairman of the Turner Foundation, Inc., and co-founder of Ted's Montana Grill. It is through his numerous foundations that Turner has advanced his conservation and philanthropic efforts. Perhaps most notably, since the 1990s the Turner Foundation, Inc. has given over $352 million to programs for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect our climate, safeguarding environmental health, protecting wildlife and habitats to maintain biodiversity, and fostering sustainable practices and policies to curb population growth rates. Turner’s commitment to the environment is reflected in the foundation’s support of Trout Unlimited. To date, the foundation has donated over $1 million to Trout Unlimited’s various initiatives.
In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, Turner also serves as chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc., which manages his business interests, land holdings, and investments. Turner is the second largest individual landholder in North America, with 2 million acres in 12 states and Argentina. His ranches are home to more than 55,000 bison and host a variety of environmental projects, including reforestation, renewable energy, water resource management, and reintroduction of native species. Additionally, out of concern for the health of his land and its species, Turner established the Turner Endangered Species Fund in 1997 to conserve biodiversity by emphasizing restoration efforts of endangered or imperiled species on Turner ranches and in partnership with state and federal natural resources agencies.
We hope that you will join conservationists, anglers and philanthropists from the greater New York area to celebrate TU’s work for North America’s trout and salmon and their habitat.
Robert Strawbridge, III