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March 03, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm



Working with an A-list Celebrity Like Ellen DeGeneres to help further their philanthropic interests may sound like the dream job, but, there are a lot of expectations and for good reason!

Casey Rogers took the helm of The Ellen Fund to help Ellen and Portia do something absolutely amazing and audacious which is to be the lead funder of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s new campus in Rwanda for scientists, tourists, locals, students and partners focused on mountain gorilla conservation.  It’s been named one of the 10 best architecture projects in Africa in 2021.

Come hear the tales of challenges as well as milestones achieved in this incredible story of philanthropy.

Also, hear about one of the greatest fundraising events ever thrown, Gorillapalooza.

Casey Rogers is the ultimate storyteller and you will learn much more than just her efforts with Ellen and Portia.  She has an incredible background in international work including with the Hilton Foundation and may shed light on building great teams to execute on big plans and big charity. 


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