Photos: Safari in the City Live Auction & Charity Gala

Check out scenes from May 4, 2019, event at American Rhino Lodge.

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, American Rhino hosted their first annual Safari in the City Live Auction & Charity Gala, where they raised $150,000 for the American Rhino Foundation. Guests were donned in their best “safari chic,” including notable attendees like Sam Kanter – Owner of Sam Kanter Events and Dinner at Mary’s, Cheryl Fenton, and Carrie Wu and Bianca Palumbo. Each enjoyed a lavish evening of flavorful fare, including an oyster bar from Culinary Director Nick Dixon and his team at Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar. Attendees sipped on signature libations, enjoyed bidding and dancing to Boston’s uncut Funk, Soul and R&B band Mo Bounce.

The $150,000 raised in funds goes directly towards the AR foundation and its mission to fund and assist the most local and affected areas in Eastern Africa. This supports the American Rhino team ahead of their participation in the 31st Annual Rhino Charge, a charitable off-road competition in Kenya which further helps raise money for wildlife conservation, with a goal to raise between $7,500 and $15,000 minimum per team. Lucky bidders walked away with auction items like a 10-day Kenyan safari, backstage pass tickets to Dave Matthews Band, trips to Paris, Yellowstone National Park, the Dominican Republic, and so much more!

Photography by Thomas G. Missert and Jake Wint

American Rhino Founder/CEO Chris Welles having  with the crowd, Photography by Jake Wint 

American Rhino Gold High Top Sneakers, Photography by Jake Wint

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, Photography by Jake Wint

American Rhino team Bissy Riva, Coco Clemens, Annie Venditti and Jake Wint

Mo Bounce members Bren (lead singer) and Paul Jones (drummer), Photography by Jake Wint

Valerie Clemens with the week-long trip to Paris, France, Photography by Thomas G Missert

Rachel Keogh with the Simba Profile by Adrian Nduma, Photography by Thomas G. Missert

Founder and CEO of American Rhino Chris Welles welcoming the crowd, Photography by Jake Wint

Chris Welles and Kenya Airways Representative, Stephen Ngamau, Photography by Jake Wint

Rachel Keogh with the Simba Profile by Adrian Nduma, Photography by Thomas G. Missert