A Standing Ovation for CELF's 2014 Gala


Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

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Gala Honorees Andrew Revkin and Sally Ranney with special guest Ted Turner Melinda Insana with Ron Insana (CNBC), CELF Gala Master of Ceremonies
CELF Board of Directors with CELF Gala Honorees Andrew Revkin and Sally Ranney with guests Chip Comins, The American Renewable Energy Institute and Ted Turner. CELF's Patti Bressman and Katie Ginsberg with Ron Insana
CELF Student Ambassador Karina Frankeshares environmental quiz with special guest Mr. Ted Turner  Honoree Andrew Revkin, recipient of the 2014 CELF Science and Society Award with Katie Ginsberg, CELF Founder and Executive Director
Honoree Sally Ranney received the 2014 CELF Science and Society Award and a Lifestraw from Student Ambassador Karina Franke with Chip Comins
Gala Committee Co-chair Amory Armstrong with Gala committee members Harry and Emily Grand
CELF Board member and Gala Co-chair Amory Armstrong with Billy Kenny CELF Board President Nick Gutfreund (right) with Don Weeden and Vanessa Smith
CELF Student Ambassadors: Sara Hwong, Karina Franke, Jieen Bae and Claudia Pou
Gala participants: CELF Program Manager Alan Cass, CELF Student Ambassador Noah Bressman and NYC Department of Education's Sharon Jaye with Katie Ginsberg
Gala committee co-chair Peter Ginsberg and CELF Board President Nick Gutfreund Legislator Catherine Parker and daughter, Julia
Gala committee member Jeremy Fitzgerald (right) and Gene Golden
Gala committee member Bunty Armstrong
Susan and Mike Eckhart CELF program manager Alan Cass with NYC Department of Education's Dr. Sharon Jaye and James Shulman

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2014 Gala Honoree Sally Ranney

Sally’s experience spans 30 years within the private and public sectors in land, water and energy policy; biodiversity and wildlife protection and climate change. A Resource Policy Analyst for the Wilderness Society, she co-founded American Wildlands, serving as President for 20 years. Ms. Ranney is Chair of the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit, Co-Director of the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative (IWECI), CEO of StillWater Preservation, LLC, a private, Colorado-based wetlands mitigation banking company, Chairman of the non-profit Era Global; and President of Rising Wolf International, a specialized consulting group. She is a member of the Global Advisory Committee of Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

2014 Gala Honoree Andrew Revkin

Andrew is the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University and has been writing about environmental sustainability for more than three decades from the Amazon to the White House to the North Pole, mainly for The New York Times. He has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest. Drawing on his experience with his Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin speaks to audiences around the world about the power of the Web to foster progress. In his spare moments, he is a performing songwriter.


The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) was founded in 2003 to make sustainability education an integral part of student learning and school culture. Comprehensive in approach, CELF engages kindergarten through high school students, teachers, administrators and community leaders in professional development and experiential programs. By integrating education for sustainability in the formative years of learning, CELF strives to develop future leaders and citizens with the tools to improve the state of our ecosystems, our economy and our general health and well-being. CELF is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.


Gala honoree Andrew Revkin, NY Times journalist and creator/writer for the NYT blog, Dot Earth has made an extraordinary offer! 
For a $2,000 donation to CELF, Revkin will schedule a talk at a private home, your child's school or at a community event.** 
A dynamic speaker and preeminent journalist on climate change and the environment, Revkin will enlighten and engage your group in conversation. Revkin is generously making two of these experiences available, each for a $2,000 donation, which will directly fund CELF's Student Ambassador Program.

**Communities limited to: Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland & Fairfield Counties

If you would like to book Andrew & support CELF email katie@celfeducation.org

CELF Founder:

Katie I. Ginsberg

Gala Co-Chairs:

Amory Armstrong
Peter Ginsberg

Gala Committee:

Bunty Armstrong
Patti and Stuart Bressman
Jeremy Fitzgerald
Emily and Harry Grand
Nick Gutfreund
David Hamar
Betsy and Andrew Lack
Melanie Lester
Susan and Mason Sleeper
Stephanie Stokes
Elizabeth Wyckoff






















Link to 2013 Gala highlights

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