The indianapolis prize Gala, presented by cummins inc.
NOTE: The next
Indianapolis Prize Gala is scheduled for September 27, 2014.
Gala 2012 Was Another Triumph for
September's Indianapolis Prize Gala at the JW Marriott was another spectacular
celebration of animal conservation, and the Gala was honored to
have two committed public ambassadors for conservation as its
co-hosts. Actor and leading man Josh Duhamel shared
the podium with conservationist and television presenter Saba
Douglas-Hamilton at this event. The audience of nearly
1,000 thoroughly enjoyed the evening's presentation, including
HD videos of all six finalists for the 2012 Prize, each of whom
was recognized and lauded by everyone in attendance.
Dr. Steven Amstrup received a check for $100,000 and the Lilly
Medal from Lilly executive Bart Peterson, while 2006
Indianapolis Prize winner Dr. George Archibald from the
International Crane Foundation presented the first ever Jane
Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award to Jane Alexander
herself! Both of them delivered passionate calls for the
public to join in the cause of conservation, for the sake not
only of themselves, but for future generations.
The evening wrapped up with a musical presentation as
award-winning singer Sylvia McNair accompanied the Indianapolis
Children's Choir in a heartfelt rendition of "Bless the Beasts
and the Children."
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Watch the Finale Video from this year's Gala!