A benefit so fun it should be illegal!

Written by Shannon Laliberte

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If you are in the Bay Area in mid-October this year, you have to make time to come to REVEL: The Art of Activism. It’s the 13th annual benefit dinner for RAN. It’s one of the most fun fundraising dinners hosted in the Bay Area! It shows that folks at RAN not only work their butts off all year long to do some amazing work, but know how to party and celebrate those achievements in style and with an excessive amount of fun!

The party boasts 500 attendees, and we might even exceed that this year (‘cause the party is so freaking fun!). Definitely one of the highlights of the evening is the food and drinks. There’s an open bar with all donated alcohol and wine. And the amazing dinner is created and presented by Back to Earth catering company. They are amazing!!!! They are bringing about social change through food and do it in such a loving and beautiful way – it’s truly inspiring!

This year is going to be so amazing, mostly because we have secured three amazing awardees for the World Rainforest Awards to honor environmental heroes who work tirelessly to protect our planet. Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simmons, the co-founders of Bioneers are two of the awardees. Kenny and Nina are incredible and it’s pretty cool that we are honoring them at REVEL, which happens to fall on the day before the festivities begin for the Bioneers 2007 Conference. Think of REVEL as a kickaass pre-party for Bioneers!

We are also honoring the phenomenal Alice Waters! Her entrepreneurial spirit has contributed in profound ways to the sustainable, seasonal, local, organic foods movement which has and continues to offer viable solutions to nourishing ourselves without destroying the Earth. We are incredibly honored to have had her accept our invitation for the award.

We are looking to secure one more awardee – we’ll keep you updated! And we recently heard back from one of our favorite local bands, Tea Leaf Green, that they will be playing at the event – which means rockin’ music and lots of dancing into the wee hours of the night! They played two years ago and everyone at the party LOVED them! We are so excited!

Come check it out! October 18th. The party starts at 6pm at the Design Center Galleria in San Francisco. You can purchase tickets to the event by either clicking here to pay online, print out this form and mail it to our office or for more information on the event you can speak with our amazing Special Events Manager, Katie Steele by calling 415-659-0537 or emailing her at ksteele at ran.org.

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2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Tony Miller says:

    I remember in the old days when RAN actually campaigned on behalf of and saved rainforests. Now they throw parties.

  2. Stanley says:

    REVEL has been around since the old days (two decades), so “now they throw parties” is a bit inaccurate.

    At last year’s REVEL, we raised the money to fund a new campaign at RAN focusing on agribusiness companies operating in the Brazilian Amazon and rainforests of Indonesia.

    I can understand your frustration with what might be perceived as “distractions” from our work here, but in fact these events are absolutely vital to making sure that we have the ability to continue the campaigning we do. Take a look at our Annual Reports and you can see their impact.

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