Dr. Jane Goodall to headline benefit dinner Sept. 28


Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will be the guest of honor at a dinner in La Jolla on the evening of Friday, Sept. 28. The dinner will benefit the Jane Goodall Institute, a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

After refreshments in the courtyard by Snake Oil Cocktail Co., guests will be treated to an intimate poolside dinner with Goodall where she will tell stories about her groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals.

Goodall also will share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research and celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The event will be hosted by a group of San Diegans, including San Diego Zoo Board President Rick Gulley and his wife Tory; EcoLife Founder and President Bill Toone and his wife Sunni; Passionfish Founder and Chef Andrew Spurgin and his wife Heidi; as well as local philanthropists Marcy and Jeffrey Krinsk and Lynn and Michael Bruser. Michelle and Bill Lerach will host the dinner at their La Jolla home.

The event will include a live auction with unique experiential items.

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