2014 Annual Board of Directors Meeting Recap

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The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) recently held its annual Board of Directors meeting, which was very generously hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The meeting was attended by 22 board members, advisors and staff, and approximately a dozen partner organization representatives and donors. Overall, five countries and 24 organizations were represented.


The evening prior to the meeting, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also hosted its annual Wine for Wildlife fundraising event, which generates support for wildlife conservation programs around the world. This year the event raised close to $375,000, of which approximately $41,000 was committed to IRF’s rhino conservation programs.

2 thoughts on “2014 Annual Board of Directors Meeting Recap

  1. If $375,000 was raised, why was on $41,000 donated to help the rhinos? Where did the other $334,000 (almost 90%) go?

    • The Columbus Zoo’s Wine for Wildlife event helps raise funds not only for rhinos, but for many other wildlife conservation projects that the zoo supports. The rest of the funds raised help support programs that benefit threatened species ranging from freshwater mussels to gorillas to elephants.

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