Honoring Hansjorg Wyss and the Wyss Foundation
Thursday, March 21, 2013
St. Francis Yacht Club
700 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA
Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:00 pm
Dinner and Program at 7:30 pm
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Online registration has ended for the 2013 San Francisco Gala. To purchase a ticket, please call Nancy Bradley at (208) 339-2566.
$300 per person, $1,000 for two, or $5,000 or $10,000 per table.
Attire: Blue Jeans and Blazers
Trout Unlimited's 2013 San Francisco Gala will honor Hansjorg Wyss and the Wyss Foundation for their contribution to protecting and sustaining the fish, wildlife and landscapes that define the American West. Hansjorg Wyss was born and raised in Bern Switzerland and attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business in the late 1950's. As a graduate student, Mr. Wyss spent a summer working for the State of Colorado where he hiked and camped in the backcountry of the Colorado Plateau. He never forgot the inspiring magnificence of this region, and has since devoted a considerable portion of his personal energies and wealth to protecting open spaces and wild lands in the American west. He serves on the board of the Grand Canyon Trust, The Wilderness Society, and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. He also has an interest in wine and aviation.
Mr. Wyss founded The Wyss Foundation in 1998. The Wyss Foundation, which provides funding for community-based and national conservation organizations and land trusts across the West, has provided more than $175,000,000 over the last 24 years. Wyss Foundation grantees have helped permanently protect nearly 14 million acres in the West through designations and acquisitions of land and retirement of grazing permits and oil and gas leases.
The Wyss Foundation's support of Trout Unlimited totals more than 4.2 million over 11 years and has enabled us to protect 1.2 million acres of the Wyoming Range from oil and gas development; more 100,000 acres along the Rocky Mountain Front; and more than nine million acres of roadless Forest Service land in Idaho.