Beast Benefit 2014

by Wildscapes Foundation

January 2014

These beautiful six month old cheetah cubs have raised thousands of dollars for cheetah conservation and we were lucky enough to have them visit from Columbus Zoo.

Our generous hosts for the evening.

 Insect delicacies donated by talented exotic chef, Gene Rurka.

John and Amy Banovich

Press Release

The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) launched the Beast Benefit in January of 2014 to raise funding for the critical projects that BWF supports. Through a silent auction, sales of the Banovich "King" giclee canvas and many generous donations, the efforts raised over $75,000 for the foundation. The Beast Benefit closed with an event held in Las Vegas in February. Held in honor of wildlife conservation, the evening featured many special guests including speakers Dr. Laurence Frank, Living with Lions Project Director, Dr. Lance Craighead, Conservation Director of the Craighead Institute and Kat Combes, CEO of the Soysambu Conservancy. John Banovich and the Banovich Wildscape Foundation deeply thank all generous donors, sponsors and supporters.

View the full Beast Benefit Album - Photography by Keegan Nashan

The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation (BWF) is a nonprofit organization fostering cooperative efforts to conserve the earth's wild places benefiting the wildlife and the people that live there. View more on the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation

View Beast Benefit Auction Items (auction closed)

The Banovich Wildscapes Foundation thanks the following generous donors, sponsors and supporters:

Orion Entertainment -
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics -
Safari Club International Foundation -
Dallas Safari Club -
Homann's Africa -
Chem Chem Safari Lodges -
Legendary Expeditions -
Singita -
Friedkin Conservation Fund -
Roger Dumore Safaris -
Meno a Kwena -
Victoria Falls Hotel -
Montana Watch Company -
Gene Rurka - Read more about Gene
Mint Design -
Mick Doellinger -
Krieghoff International -
Stefan Savides -
Jack and Suzi Hanna - |
Dave and Gail Liniger (Sanctuary) -
Casamigos Tequila -

Also a big thank you to these private contributors for their donations to the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation:

Alan Sackman
Eric and Keri Stumberg
Todd and Karissa Marker
Donald Schupak
Northern Nevada SCI Chapter
K.M. Ingram
Alan and Nancy Maiss
Kay Bird
Frederick and Mary Hilton
Lawrence Carroll
William and Lynn Weidner
Dick and Laura Hosford
Martin and Nancy Malin
Bonnie Scelzo
Don Bedell
John M. Kello
Joe and Lynette Casagranda
William Hoffman
Fred and Sue Kikuchi
Jack and Peggy Redman