SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bently Foundation, partnering with the Bently Reserve, has announced the upcoming Wild Night event on October 19th, 2016, to benefit the leading advocacy organization, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), while raising awareness of the plight of America's Wild Horses and the need to protect them.
Bringing together top philanthropists, celebrity ambassadors, business leaders, and conservationists, Wild Night will raise awareness and funds to support AWHPC's nonprofit programs to protect wild horses and burros. A private performance by LP will headline the evening's entertainment.
"Bently Foundation was founded by my husband Chris and I based on a need to deliver qualified funding to organizations that support causes close to our hearts," said Bently Foundation co-founder and executive director Camille Bently. "Chris and I are passionate about and devoted to protecting nature and animals; wild horses currently roam free in only ten states, and their numbers have decreased by at least 75 percent over the past century. Unless we do something, the West could lose its wild free-roaming horse and burro populations within our lifetime. We are doing all we can to support this important cause."
"Wild horses are protected by an Act of Congress as 'living symbols of the pioneer and historic spirit of the West,' yet our government is on a path to destroying the last of these iconic symbols of freedom," stated AWHPC programs director Deniz Bolbol. "We are fighting to protect and preserve America's wild horses by implementing humane solutions to keep wild horses wild and free on the range where they belong. Wild horses are an integral part of America's ecological and cultural landscape and we are deeply grateful to the Bently Foundation for coming to their defense at this critical time."
Wild Night will take place on October 19th, 2016, beginning at 6pm at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. More information about the event can be found at www.bentlyfoundation.org/wildnight.
ABOUT THE BENTLY FOUNDATION
Bently Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation that supports animal welfare, the environment and the arts. It was founded in 2012 to further the philanthropic goals of Christopher and Camille Bently. Together with a curated board of directors, the Foundation aims to give high impact project related grants that truly make a difference for organizations in need as well as the communities it serves. Please find more information at www.bentlyfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN WILD HORSE PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is dedicated to defending America's wild horses and burros to protect their freedom, preserve their habitat, and promote humane standards of treatment. AWHPC's mission is endorsed by a coalition of more than 60 horse advocacy, public interest, and conservation organizations. Please find more information at www.wildhorsepreservation.org.
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