Thanks to your friendship and support, this year we are celebrating 25 years of saving lives! Join us as we look into the past, present and future of chimpanzee rescue, care and protection with Founder & Director, Dr. Sheri Speede.

The evening’s festivities will include:
~ Our program and live auction hosted by KGW-TV (NBC) News Anchor, Drew Carney and Auctioneer and Fundraising Ambassador, Johnna Wells
~ Live music from the Brigitta Teuscher Jazz Quartet
~ Silent auction featuring a variety of items including pieces from Africa
~ Delicious vegan & vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, dinner & dessert by Pearl Catering
~ Game of chance to win exciting prizes
~ 25th Anniversary toast with SYCR specialty glasses
~ Complimentary wine & beer
~ 25th Anniversary specialty wine
~ Guest gift bags
~ Most importantly, a fun evening with friends who are dedicated to saving great apes from extinction!

All funds raised the night of our benefit will go toward the lifelong care of our sanctuary residents, for those who will need us in the future and to protecting endangered chimpanzees, gorillas, and other wildlife living in the forest surrounding Sanaga-Yong.

Seating: Please email if ordering tickets separately, but wishing to be seated with a friend.
Tickets: Please check in at Registration the night of the event as tickets will not be mailed.
Dress Code: Business casual or cocktail attire requested.
Parking: Free parking is available in The Foundry’s lot.
The venue is ADA accessible.
Questions: Please email