CCF Fall Tour 2016 – Featuring Dr. Laurie Marker

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Dinner & Lecture at Safari West

A family-friendly event at Safari West, a 400-acre private wildlife preserve and Safari Park in Sonoma County, CA. Hear Dr. Marker lecture and enjoy a silent auction and a buffet dinner.
Santa Rosa
October 11 | 4:00 – 9:00 pm

Rendezvous At The Zoo

The perfect event to experience wild animal encounters, wine and hors d’oeuvres with a silent auction. The event takes place on the sprawling terrace of the beautiful Exotic Animal Training and Management building at Moorpark’s Teaching Zoo. Awards ceremony to honor CCF’s own Dr. Marker and Dr. Kim Hoffmans, Vice President of Ventura College and former Dean of the “EATM” program and zoo. This event is ideal for an adult audience – age 21+ only.
October 13 | 5:15 – 9:00 pm

Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner

A glamorous evening event with The Explorers Club. Enjoy imagery from Explorers Club members, and multimedia presentations featuring awardees. An Après Dinner Mingle under the stars will ensure the inspiration continues well into the evening. This event is ideal for an adult audience – age 21+ only.
Santa Barbara
October 15 | 5:30 – 10:30 pm


16th Annual Big Cat. Big Party.

A family-friendly evening event with a silent auction, drinks, and food. Meet CCF’s Dr. Laurie Marker and ambassador cheetah Khayam from Wildlife Safari, at Wieden + Kenneday in the vibrant downtown Pearl District.
October 16 | 5:00 pm

District of Columbia

Lecture at Smithsonian’s Ripley Center

Come hear Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of CCF, as she discusses the complex network of social, economic and environmental problems facing the cheetah with Dr. Suzan Murray, the director of the Smithsonian Global Health Program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The program is a seated lecture and two-hours long so maybe not appropriate for very young children.
October 18 | 6:45 – 8:45 pm

15th Annual CCF Benefit – DC Gala

A family-friendly evening event with a silent auction, wine, and food. Meet CCF’s Dr. Laurie Marker and an ambassador cheetah from Columbus Zoo, at Foly and Lardner in historic waterfront Georgetown.
October 20 | 5:30 pm


Fundraiser at Columbus Zoo

Join Dr. Marker in the African Event Center, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, for a fundraising event. There will be a presentation by Dr. Marker, a buffet dinner and cash bar, two complimentary drink tickets, a chance to meet a cheetah up-close, and a private cheetah run (weather dependent). This is a family-friendly event.
October 21 | 5:30 – 10:00 pm


Meetah Cheetah in OKC

A family-friendly event in the “Cheetah Penthouse” overlooking the OKC skyline. Meet Zenzi, Jack Hanna’s cheetah and frequent partner on network television shows and Dr. Laurie Marker and enjoy a fun filled evening of food and drink.
Oklahoma City
October 29


An Evening With Dr. Laurie Marker

An evening benefit for CCF with Dr. Laurie Marker hosted by Extraordinary Journeys and Empowers Africa, hors d’oeuvres and wine to be served. This event is best suited for an adult audience 21+ only.
New York City
November 3 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm


Event TBA
Little Rock
November 8
More info TBA


Dr. Laurie Marker and Dr. Stephen O’Brien present – Cheetahs, Genomes, and You! at NSU

An evening lecture and joint fundraiser benefiting Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and CCF. There is a VIP meet and greet and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. This event is suited to an adult audience.
Fort Lauderdale
November 12 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm