People and Places

Ape Conservation Effort to Present A Magic Night: Don’t Let the Great Apes Disappear

By Donna Mayer Todd

Ape Conservation Effort, Inc. (ACE) is proud to present its first Magic Night on Saturday, March 17 in the World Studio in Zoo Atlanta located at 800 Cherokee Avenue. The event will begin at 7:30pm. The purpose of A Magic Night as its subtitle, Don’t Let the Great Apes Disappear reveals, is to raise funds for the conservation of great apes. The beneficiary of all proceeds from the evening will be the world renowned Jane Goodall Institute.

Be dazzled and amazed by the international award-winning Magician, James Brandon, a veteran also of the Las Vegas stage. James Brandon is a purveyor of customized magic and comedy that is suitable for the entire family. It promises to be a splendid evening of entertainment and magic; that of James Brandon and of helping to save a beloved species of great apes. The ticket price is $25 for adults and $15 for students. A silent auction will also be available.

The Jane Goodall Institute (www.janegoodall.org) promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share. Whether restoring chimpanzee habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with the Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, The Jane Goodall Institute finds practical ways to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment.

Ape Conservation Effort, Inc. (ACE) is a Georgia not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation comprised of volunteer members who share a passion for animals and a commitment to saving the great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans), all of whom are endangered, some critically endangered. Members of ACE work to raise awareness of the plight of the great apes and support for their conservation. ACE conducts fundraising activities from which 100% of profits are distributed to internationally recognized organizations that work in the animals’ homelands of Africa and Indonesia to save these animals from extinction and conserve their native habitats. ACE has contributed over $185,000 for great ape conservation in its 10 years of existence.

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