More than 200 guests of the Chicago Zoological Society came out to support the organization’s annual Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner held at the Four Seasons in Chicago on November 2. The Corwith Hamill Lifetime Achievement Conservation Award was presented to Dennis and Connie Keller for their lifetime commitment to wildlife and nature. Dr. Kate Evans, founder and Director of Elephants For Africa, is the recipient of the 2011 George B. Rabb Conservation Medal. Finally, John W. Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon, accepted the Edith Rockefeller McCormick Corporate Conservation Award on behalf of the company for its Exelon 2020 initiative. Announced in 2008, Exelon 2020 is a business and environmental strategy to reduce, offset, or displace more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020.The Chicago Zoological Society’s mission is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The event raised more than $500,000 toward supporting the conservation and education programs of the Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo.
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Photography by Bob Carl and Jim Schulz