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Team MWCT Boston Marathon 2013

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October 24, 2012

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BENEFITING: Maasai Wilderness Conservation

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

THE STORY:

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.


The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa's grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The fate of both rests with the Maasai themselves as they work to figure out how to benefit from their incredible natural resources while preserving them.

That's what MWCT is all about...a pioneering partnership between professional conservationists and dynamic young Maasai leaders to show that the Maasai community can thrive, not just survive, by managing their ecosystem wisely.

MWCT's efforts are focused on the Maasai communities and landscapes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills, within the world-famous Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem. This is Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa", deep cloud forests on hills over the savannah teeming with wildlife and Mt. Kilimanjaro rising out of the plains. The Maasai communities of this area own all of the land between the protected National Parks and within their land lie critical wildlife migration corridors and habitat reserves, forests that are carbon sinks and rivers and springs that supply the fresh water not only to this ecosystem but to more than 7 million people in Kenya, including the 2nd largest city.

MWCT funds and operates programs that promote sustainable economic benefits from conserving this ecosystem. Lease payments for conservancy zones, carbon credits, payments for watershed protection, sustainable eco-tourism, wildlife monitoring and security, conservation and tourism employment...these are just some of the ways the organization is creating a cutting edge model of successful community-based conservation. And these benefits go where the community needs them most: Education and Health programs.

To read in more detail about MWCT's work, click here to see our full brochure. 

$17,270

MONEY RAISED
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  • Natalie B

     

  • Dr. Won Yoo

    $50

  • Violaine Mitchell

    $500

  • mu support

    $40

  • Hamid R

    $50

  • Brian Murphy

    $20

  • Carrie Trumpy

    $100

  • Cyndy & Cliff Bray-Bancroft

    $100

  • Bev Philip

    $100

  • Anne and Stuart

    $100

  • Hans Geyer

    $30

  • Eileen Liu

    $20

  • Aravind Ramamoorthy

    $20

  • Richard Jukes

    $50

  • Katy & Michael

    $100

  • Charlene Kovacs

    $75

  • marie wilson

    $100

  • Michael Brylow

    $130

  • kahn

    $50

  • Leila

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Kathy and Ed

    $50

  • Rod & JoAnne

    $100

  • Matt Tasto

    $30

  • Cosimo S.

    $100

  • Craig Puder

    $100

  • Darlene & Roger Baranowski

    $100

  • Barbie Baranowski & Chris

    $50

  • Tim McGee and Mary Mullens

    $200

  • Farzad Tari

    $50

  • Rowie Regala

     

  • John Burgesser

    $20

  • Radhia

    $50

  • Rhonda Angell

    $25

  • Linda Zuniga

    $25

  • Eli the Goat

    $35

  • The Schiffer Family

     

  • Ashley

    $50

  • The Jones Family

    $50

  • Emily Ann Palmer

    $40

  • The Wallen Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bruce Homer

    $100

  • Jaeger Richardson and Daisy McGillivray

    $100

  • Hayley

    $20

  • Kris Seiz

    $100

  • Doug Green

    $25

  • Sherri Eng

     

  • Richard Vu

    $25

  • Kareen & David

    $100

  • Taylor Burke

     

  • Ticki Mackenzie

    $50

  • Dave & Gaye Ribble

    $50

  • Brenda Johnson

    $25

  • Lalena

    $50

  • Jenifer & Todd Lachance

    $50

  • EJ V

    $50

  • Matt Refsnider

    $100

  • Dennis Paresa

    $25

  • David and Teresa Litt

    $50

  • Max and Gabby Rovin

    $20

  • Dan & Yulia

    $30

  • mandy querio

    $25

  • Haley Ross

    $100

  • Briony and Jere

    $100

  • James Prather

    $100

  • Jennifer Roberts-Scott

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gregg Fasbinder

    $18

  • Cara

    $28

  • SJ

    $100

  • Field Hockey Teammate

    $50

  • Barack Obama

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Leslie and Carol-Lyn Porter

    $100

  • Lori Borchert & Tabitha

    $25

  • Amy Knitter

    $25

  • Janice Vargas

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Richard and Judy Sherman

    $25

  • Mary Traska

    $25

  • Evelyn Mallum Krowsky

    $25

  • Van T

    $25

  • Deirdra and nick

    $25

  • Kathleen Sternbach

    $100

  • Cheryl Stafford, The Karmichael Group

    $100

  • Jason Pomeranc

    $500

  • Sam Blank

     

  • Justin & Nicole Ehrlich

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Erica Cornwall

    $100

  • William Tigertt

    $100

  • AL B

    $100

  • Mark Pastore

    $100

  • Chris James

    $250

  • Emmanuel Madrigal

    $100

  • Matt & Zhanna Benson

    $20

  • Simon Gluck

    $250

  • John Mason

    $250

  • MIA & LEO

    $100

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86% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $17,270 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cobi Levy

Amount Raised

$5,350

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Angus

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Darrick Kettner

Amount Raised

$3,046

Fundraiser Title

Bita Sistani

Amount Raised

$2,256

Fundraiser Title

Patti Mardell

Amount Raised

$1,608

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jaime Haughey

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

MIA & LEO

MIA & LEO

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

John Mason

John Mason

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Simon Gluck

Simon Gluck

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Matt & Zhanna Benson

Matt & Zhanna Benson

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Emmanuel Madrigal

Emmanuel Madrigal

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Chris James

Chris James

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Mark Pastore

Mark Pastore

DONATION: $100

So Cobi can afford larger lapels on his suits 5 years ago

AL B

AL B

DONATION: $100

well done mate 5 years ago

William Tigertt

William Tigertt

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Erica Cornwall

Erica Cornwall

DONATION: $100

5 years ago