What: An afternoon in support of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Where: The Museum District home of Katie and Nick Johnson.
The 411: Two of the beautiful big cats, on leashes with trainers, from Houston Zoo provided just the right imagery for the 120 guests who had gathered to learn about the endangered species. The afternoon event was co-hosted by the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Houston Zoo with support of EJF Philanthropies.
Laurie Marker, founder and executive director of the Namibia-based conservation effort, and Houston Zoo director Rick Barongi discussed the plight of the cheetah and the risk of extinction including the present dangers that cheetahs face in the wild. Marker was in from fund offices in Alexandria, Va.
Who: Houston Zoo director Deborah Cannon, Ann and Stephen Kaufman, Heidi and Greg Armstrong, Stef and Jay Levy, Phyllis and Sid Bresler, Laura and David Favaloro, Aimee Robert and Jeff Manly.