“Supporting UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”
Wellington, Fla. – February 18, 2020 – Brooke USA is excited to host a Lunch & Learn session entitled “Supporting UN’s Sustainable Development Goals” on Thursday, February 20, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Fla. Brooke USA’s Vice Chair Katherine Kaneb will give the welcome remarks, while Brooke USA’s founding chairman, Dr. David Jones will give a compelling presentation to provide an in depth picture of the contribution of working equines to the lives of the people who depend on them.
The doors to the Wellington Club will open early at 8:30 a.m. for a trunk show benefiting Brooke USA, prior to the start of the Lunch & Learn at 11:30 a.m., and will continue upon the conclusion of the presentation. Brands include Annie’s Equestrienne, Beauty for Real, Heather B. Moore Jewelry, Horse and Rider Boutique, Middy N’ Me, Rivet Leatherworks, and Sofie’s Boutique.
Guests will enjoy a buffet lunch catered by White Horse Catering, with the presentation starting at noon. Upon admission to the event, attendees will be entered into the door prize raffle, with a chance to win one of three prizes. Riders, owners, and trainers may attend the Lunch & Learn with no admission fee, while horse enthusiasts and Brooke USA supporters are able to attend the exciting event for only $25.
The annual event kicks off Brooke USA’s third Paint Wellington Orange, a promotional, awareness and fundraising movement to further engage the community with Brooke USA. Supporters are able to attend Brooke USA events from February 20-March 20, joining together to share the organization’s vision of a world in which working equines are free from suffering. For a full list of Paint Wellington Orange events, please visit: BrookeUSA.org/events
About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. David Jones is a veterinarian and zoologist by training, and is Founding Chairman of Brooke USA, having led the organization since its inception in 2007 and more importantly, driving its enormous success since 2016 when it re-branded with a new mission and focus.
In total, Dr. Jones has dedicated almost 50 years to volunteering for the Brooke nonprofit family, and has served in several leadership capacities and in many roles, including Trustee, Vice Chairman, Chairman, and Honorary Vice President of Brooke International.
He is Director Emeritus of the North Carolina Zoo, having run it for 22 years. Dr. Jones was previously CEO of the Zoological Society of London and has spent his extensive career in the wildlife and zoo management field, working in more than 50 countries – mainly in Africa and the Middle East.
Dr. Jones has a special interest in the need to make environmental concerns relevant to people’s everyday lives and to show the close connection between our environment and economy.
About Brooke USA
Brooke USA is focused on significantly improving the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Brooke USA does this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowerment and international advocacy. Brooke USA connects private philanthropists with their passion for helping relieve the suffering of working equines and their owners. For more information about Brooke USA, please visit www.BrookeUSA.org.
For more information about the Lunch & Learn, please contact Kendall Bierer, Brooke USA Donor Relations Officer.
Spring Into Fashion
Join Annie’s Equestrienne, Beauty for Real, Heather B. Moore Jewelry, Horse and Rider Boutique, Middy N’ Me, Rivet Leatherworks and Sofie’s Boutique before and after the Lunch & Learn, benefiting Brooke USA.
What is Paint Wellington Orange?
In helping the plight of working equines,
we all share our true color … ORANGE!
It is your passion that leads us, and changes our world.
Be part of our orange movement.
Not in Wellington, Fla.?
Paint Wellington Orange is a promotional, awareness and fundraising movement to further engage the community with Brooke USA. Our goal is to paint all of Wellington orange so that everyone shares our vision of a world in which working equines are free from suffering.
Bring the People, Build the Fun and Fund our Mission.