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Chocolate for Elephants

Bonnie Koppelman

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

Reston, United States

Chocolate for Elephants

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Single Ended $25.00 $0.00
Double Dip for Two - $40
Purchase the special Double Dip package for 2 people and enjoy ticket savings!
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Chocolate for Elephants


Join us for a  fun-filled evening of chocolate and charity to support the U.S. Friends of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is best known for the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants who have lost their families due to the tremendous increase in poaching for ivory in Africa. 

The dramatic loss of elephants in recent years is a worldwide epidemic, one about which  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has addressed the international community.  Without action, these magnificent creatures face extinction by 2020.                                                                          

As a guest at Chocolate for Elephants, you will enjoy an assortment of delectable chocolates and desserts provided by our generous sponsors.  They include:                                                          


Godiva * Red Elephant Chocolate * Sweetz Bakery * La Madeleine * Mon Ami Gabi * Il Fornaio * Danielle's Desserts * Corner Bakery * The Boutique Bake Shop * Chesapeake Chocolates * Vie de France * Capital Cuisine Caterers * Red Velvet Cupcakery * Vapiano * Delicious Dainties * Wegman's *Trader Joe's * Whole Foods * Harris Teeter * Giant *   Total Wine * The Wine Cabinet              


You can bid on the following exciting and unique items in our Silent Auction or buy tickets for chances to win other fun prizes.  The auction and prizes include:


  • Afternoon Tea for Two at The Ritz Carlton
  • Signature facial with make-up application at The Red Door Spa at Elizabeth Arden
  • Fine Jewelry from Midtown Jewelers
  • Four rounds of golf at 1757 Golf Club
  • Chocolate tasting for ten at MC2 Confections
  • Premier wine tasting for twelve at Tarara Winery
  • Elegant writing instrument from Montblanc  
  • Pampered Pooch package, grooming included, from PetsMart and Dog a Do
  • Wine/chocolate pairing class for two at Artfully Chocolate
  • Guided tour for two (kayak or canoe) down the Gunpowder River - picnic lunch included, courtesy of Susie Needle Coven and Allan Coven
  • Restaurant certificates from Wildfire, Mamma Lucia, The Melting Pot, Seasons 52,   PF Chang's, Clyde's, The V, Cheesecake Factory, and IceBerry
  • Tee it Up Golf lessons at Reston National Golf Course
  • Wine tasting and tour for six at Three Fox Vineyards
  • Massage treatment at Spa Noa
  • Yoga classes at Buddha B Yoga Center
  • Elephant water globes donated by Things Remembered
  • Gift basket from Bath & Body Works courtesy of donor Kathryn Dailey
  • Gift basket from Red Elephant Chocolate
  • Gift basket from Dawn Price Baby
  • Relaxation basket courtesy of Max Strom Teachings
  • Nordstrom's gift card courtesy of Lisa Moffett, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Premium silent auction packages include a 7-day stay at a condominium in Greece, (courtesy of donor Pam Tsitos) and a Weekend test drive of a luxury Jaguar or Range Rover and a guided tour of the new Elephant Community Center at the National Zoo, for four (both donated by Rosenthal Jaguar-Land Rover)

You can also sign up to foster the baby elephant of your choice.

The minimum suggested donation is $25 per person or $40 per couple.  100% of the ticket and auction proceeds from the evening will go directly to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

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


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? Contact Bonnie Koppelman

When & Where

11990 Market St
Reston, 20190

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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