Amy Green and her husband, Gary, are proudly hosting the inaugural Footprint of Life Gala at their residency in Bridgehampton on August 24th. The family-run The Green Vision Foundation has curated a night to bring together like-minded organizations to collectively support and bring much-needed awareness. The humanitarians are producing this incredible jungle-themed “50 Shades of Green” soiree to benefit the charity partners’ work to preserve and protect the natural world, promote community upliftment, and most importantly support conservation programs across Africa. This inaugural day will also pave the way for many more events to come that will center around the New York region and other communities throughout America.
More than just another party, the first gathering will represent a movement that guests can fully embrace during a glamorous night which will showcase captivating moments cocktails, curated food stations, a live auction, as well as a special guest performance by JAN BLOMQVIST. Additionally, work by David Yarrow, recognized as one of the best fine art photographers in the world, will be prominently displayed. The artist has been documenting the natural world from new perspectives and the last nine years have been career defining.
Education on key conservation efforts which protect wildlife and enhance livelihoods across the world will be a key focus during the party as well as recognition on the critical need for action to combat the illegal wildlife trade, anti- poaching efforts to protect endangered species, and preserve the planet’s biodiversity and dwindling natural resources.
“Sustainability, conservation, education, and love of animals have always been close to my heart,” states Amy. “I have been promoting these causes throughout my life and am honored to take this a step further by creating The Footprint of Life Gala. This has been a dream of mine for a long time and I know together we can spread a word of love, kindness and commitment to create significant change.”
The philanthropic causes that will benefit include an array of well-recognized global organizations. Tusk for more than three decades has produced innovative conservation action in Africa. Under the Royal Patronage of HRH Prince William, The Prince of Wales, the charity has raised over $130 million for conservation and community livelihoods programs. The African Community & Conservation Foundation provides a gateway platform to connect citizens of the world with a strategic and sustainable community and conservation programs underway in Africa. The latest ACCF expansion projects include Karingani in Mozambique, the Rwanda Project – Volcanoes National Park, and The Malilangwe Trust in Zimbabwe.
“As a mother, I understand the importance of this for the next generation,” reflects Amy. “When I look at the climate crisis, worsening statistics, and reports of irreversible damage, I can’t help but think of my daughter and the world I’m leaving behind for her. We cannot continue to ignore the crisis. While others talk about change, the ACCF spearheads conservation and anti-poaching projects as well as community outreach programs that make a difference in the African and global landscape. Conservation is a key component of protecting ourselves, our planet, and our future. The ACCF’s values and missions ensure we pay attention to urgent issues, invest in the African ecosystem, and promote practices that will reward us for years to come.”
The charitable night run by The Green Vision Foundation is sponsored by The Zangrillo Family Foundation and Russel James in collaboration with Tusk, UNICEF, Faith Tribe, Nobu, Hamptons Magazine and the African Community & Conservation Foundation.
The event comes off the heels of the couple’s philanthropic efforts last year when they hosted at their home Karibu Africa, which supported conservation work of both Tusk and ACCF. They also were involved with the March 2022 Fire and Ice Gala for 100 Billion Meals, which is Tony Robbins’ organization to help eliminate the current hunger crisis.
Amy is a former FOX Sports journalist who has recently brought awareness to several other causes as a chair member and ambassador for the African Community & Conservation Foundation, 100 Billion Meals, as well as The Tusk Trust.
As a humanitarian and philanthropist, she is no stranger to helping others in need. The opportunity to elevate a platform for giving with The Green Vision inspired her to establish a movement. Built from a profound love for her family, she became a visionary dedicated to finding means to fund and help organizations across the globe. Amy’s passion has found a meaningful purpose and promotes the important values found in active advocacy today.
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