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Chocolate for Elephants 2015

Bonnie Koppelman

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

Reston, VA

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.  We have already confirmed the following and have just begun! 

  • One week condo in Athens, Greece (Tsitos family returning Gold sponsor)
  • Pinehurst golf package for four
  • Fine Jewelry from Midtown Jewelers (returning Gold sponsor)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rosenthal Jaguar-Land Rover of Tyson's Corner (returning Gold sponsor)
  • Il Fornaio
  • Recharge Sports Injury Center, Herndon, Virginia
  • Guided tour for two (kayak or canoe) down the Gunpowder River - picnic lunch included, courtesy of Susie Needle Coven and Allan Coven
  • Godiva (returning Gold sponsor)
  • The Wine Cabinet
  • Whole Foods 
  • Vapiano
  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • Red Elephant Chocolates
  • Watson's Chocolates
  • Seasons 52
  • Gregorio's Trattoria
  • Old Glory Grill
  • Harris Teeter
  • Charles Schwab, Reston Town Center
  • Chuy's Tex Mex Restaurant
  • 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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2013-10-28 07:11:57
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Chocolate for Elephants
Saturday, May 2, 2015


Thanks to people like you, we were able to raise over $23,000 for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at our event in 2013.  This year we are proud to support Big Life Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization vital in helping to protect and preserve Africa's wildlife, specifically the diminishing elephant population.

As one of our pioneer members, we are asking for your support again in 2015. 
Mark your calendar!  More information will be shared in the months to come.....
To learn about Big Life Foundation, click here.
Feel free to reach out to me:
Bonnie Koppelman, Event Chair

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