The Center for Great Apes, a private nonprofit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees, has launched its 2021 silent auction, an annual fundraising event.
Dr. Jane Goodall, who is an honorary board member of the Center for Great Apes, offered a phenomenal auction item: a fifteen-minute chat with her on Zoom. Bidding for this auction item starts at $5,000. The auction is open until 5 p.m. is on December 10, 2021. To bid on all auction items, click here.
“Jane Goodall has always been such a great friend to the Center for Great Apes,” said Patti Ragan, Founder of the Center for Great Apes, “The silent auction is one of the important ways we raise funds to provide lifelong care for orangutans and chimpanzees. We are very grateful to all individuals and organizations for their donations. It is truly a great honor to have Jane Goodall’s article as part of our 2021 silent auction. We look forward to a successful fundraising event!”
Dr. Jane Goodall, a primatologist and anthropologist, is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. The Jane Goodall Institute strives to protect chimpanzees and inspire others to help conserve the natural world. Dr. Goodall visited the Center for Great Apes and was a continuous inspiration to Ragan and his team.
Silent auction items in addition to Zoom chat with Jane Goodall include Florida vacations, including stays at the Clearwater Beach Marriott, Hotel ELEO, and The Shores Resort & Spa; works of art, including pieces of Central orangutans and chimpanzees; virtual visits with caregivers and sanctuary monkeys; and more. To learn more about the Center for Great Apes, visit CenterforGreatApes.org.