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Chocolate for Elephants 2015

Bonnie Koppelman

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

Chocolate for Elephants 2015

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Chocolate for Elephants

Let's do it again!  We raised over $23,000 at Chocolate for Elephants in 2013 and every penny went to charity, helping to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants who have lost their families due to the tremendous increase in poaching for ivory! 

Please join us for another fun-filled evening of chocolate and charity to support Big Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife, specifically African elephants.  This year, we are supporting Big Life Foundation because they seek to protect and sustain East Africa's wild lands and wildlife, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa.  They are on the forefront of saving lives! 

The dramatic loss of elephants in recent years is a worldwide epidemic, one about which Prince William has addressed the international community saying most recently, "Our children should not live in a world without elephants, tigers, lions, and rhinos.  Enough is enough."  Without action, these magnificent creatures face extinction by 2020.   Let's do what we can to help.                                                                        

As a guest at Chocolate for Elephants, you will enjoy an assortment of delectable chocolates and desserts provided by our generous sponsors.    You can bid on exciting and unique items in our Silent Auction or buy tickets for chances to win other fun prizes.  Some of the exciting items include: 

  • One week condo in Athens, Greece (Tsitos family returning Gold sponsor)
  • Pinehurst golf package for four, including lodging and rounds of golf
  • Fine Jewelry from Midtown Jewelers, 3 beautiful pieces (returning Gold sponsor)
  • A fun-filled day for up to four on a 38 foot Hunter Sailboat out of the beautiful Herrington Harbor Marina and a delicious lunch while anchored in Chesapeake Bay, courtesy of Tricia Remacle and Craig Reifsteck
  • Signature facial with make-up application and gift basket from Red Door Spa at Elizabeth Arden
  • Tee it Up golf lessons at Reston National Golf Course
  • Round of golf for four at Locust Valley, WV
  • Total Wine - Private wine tasting for 20 in Chantilly or McLean locations
  • Card Party for 4-6 people at Paper Source
  • Buddha B Yoga Center - 12 yoga class package
  • Pamper your car with the top of the line Cilajet auto paint protection, Rosenthal Jaguar-Land Rover of Tyson's Corner (returning Gold sponsor)
  • Private behind the scenes tour for four people of the new Elephant Community Center at the National Zoo
  • Guided tour for two (kayak or canoe) down the Gunpowder River - picnic lunch included, courtesy of Susie Needle Coven and Allan Coven
  • Godiva including gift basket(returning Gold sponsor)
  • Sudsy Sweet Treats Bath Bakery
  • Il Fornaio
  • Golf Galaxy
  • Recharge Sports Injurty Center, Herndon, Virginia
  • The Wine Cabinet - beautiful gift basket with $50 gift certificate
  • Bow Tie Cinemas
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Whole Foods 
  • Wildfire
  • Vapiano
  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Little Corners Petit Fours
  • Red Elephant Chocolates
  • Watson's Chocolates
  • Seasons 52
  • Gregorio's Trattoria
  • Old Glory Grill
  • Harris Teeter
  • Giant
  • Charles Schwab, Reston Town Center
  • Chuy's Tex Mex Restaurant
  • Barcelona (brand new restaurant in Reston Town Center)
  • And pleased to have Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time as a sponsor this year


100% of the ticket, donation, and silent auction proceeds will go directly to Big Life Foundation.

Robert Merhaut Photography has generously donated his services for this evening to capture all of the wonderful moments.

We welcome Capital Cuisine Caterers back as our event caterer.


 Please join us for what is sure to be a special evening and spread the word to your friends.  All are welcome!



Have questions about Chocolate for Elephants 2015? Contact Bonnie Koppelman

When & Where

The Greater Reston Arts Center
Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

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