The Rainforest Alliance 2018 Annual Gala

The 2018 Rainforest Alliance Gala was held in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History.

Rainforest Alliance CEO, Han de Groot, and Rainforest Alliance Founder and Board Chair, Daniel R. Katz, pose with Juan Valdez of the Colombian Coffee Federation on the green carpet.
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Rainforest Alliance CEO, Han de Groot, and Rainforest Alliance Founder and Board Chair, Daniel R. Katz, pose with Juan Valdez of the Colombian Coffee Federation on the green carpet.

 

Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway accepts the Sustainable Standard-Setter Award from Rainforest Alliance Chief of Sustainable Supply Chains, Britta Wyss Bisang.
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Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway accepts the Sustainable Standard-Setter Award from Rainforest Alliance Chief of Sustainable Supply Chains, Britta Wyss Bisang.

 

Maggie Lear, Chris Wille, Board member Nalin Miglani, Anita Miglani, and Board member Annemieke Wijn
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Maggie Lear, Chris Wille, Board member Nalin Miglani, Anita Miglani, and Board member Annemieke Wijn

 

Drew Smith and Board member Kerri Smith
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Drew Smith and Board member Kerri Smith

 

Event guests mingle among the dinosaurs and bid on auction items in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.
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Event guests mingle among the dinosaurs and bid on auction items in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda.

 

Rainforest Alliance co-founder Chris Wille displays his Lifetime Achievement Award plaque with a smile.
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Rainforest Alliance co-founder Chris Wille displays his Lifetime Achievement Award plaque with a smile.

 

Gala 2018
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Top row: Leslie Gimbel, Rainforest Alliance Founder and Board Chair Daniel R. Katz, Andrea Picard, Lindsey Picard, Board member Ton van der Laan

Bottom row: Mark Kusnetz, John Williams, Jerilyn and Patrick Montgomery, Jonathan LaPook, Kate Lear

 

Afrobeat band Chop and Quench, featuring singer Amayo, provides the festive entertainment for the gala celebration.
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Afrobeat band Chop and Quench, featuring singer Amayo, provides the festive entertainment for the gala celebration.

 

Rainforest Alliance Ambassador Cameron Russell presents during the evening’s program.
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Rainforest Alliance Ambassador Cameron Russell presents during the evening’s program.

 

Mitsubishi Corporation’s Tracy Austin presents the Community Leadership Honoree Award to Elijah Owusu, representative of the Cocoa Farmers of Ghana’s Juaboso-Bia region. They are joined by Anthony Adom, Rainforest Alliance Senior Associate from Ghana.
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Mitsubishi Corporation’s Tracy Austin presents the Community Leadership Honoree Award to Elijah Owusu, representative of the Cocoa Farmers of Ghana’s Juaboso-Bia region. They are joined by Anthony Adom, Rainforest Alliance Senior Associate from Ghana.

 

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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