Bently Foundation raises over $150,000 for the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

December 01, 2016

The Bently Foundation recently held a fundraising event, Wild Night. This benefit was for the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, furthering its work to defend the freedom, habitat, and humane treatment of America’s wild horses and burros.

Wild Night was held at the Bently Reserve and featured a roving gourmet feast, unlimited craft cocktails, and fabulous equine-themed decor.

Musical guest LP performed as well as included a special song written for the wild horses; aerial acrobats and dancers were provided by Vau De Vire circus. The fundraising gala also featured both silent and live auctions, a photo booth, and a live art experience. In attendence were celebrity ambassadors, cultural influencers, business leaders, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign’s most generous donors, and like-minded individuals from the Bay Area.

We’d like to thank our hosts Christopher & Camille Bently, special ambassadors Bo Derek and Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed, and the sponsors and host committee, listed below:


Bently Reserve
Best Beverage Catering
Dunstan Wines/Durell Vineyard
Dustin Brown and RBC
Elissa Kline Photography
An Entertaining Company
Entire Productions
A Flying Camera
Giant Steps Foundation
Got Light
Alicia Goetz
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Kimerlee Curyl Photography
Maja Kristin
Marc Mel Designs
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery
Rion Designs
Standard Party Rentals
Surf Air
Val Warner

Host Committee 

Sarah Appel
Sarah & Ray Brown
Lin Coonan
Terri Ducay
Nonie Greene & Todd Werby
Shamrock Gregory
Bill & Laurie Hake
Zem Joaquin
Kathy Kamei
Molly Kingston
Larissa & J. Douglas McCalla
Petrine Day Mitchum
Ellie Phipps Price & Chris Towt
Kimberly Piazza
Jennifer Suarez

To read more about this event, please check out Gentry Magazine, Modern Luxury, or the latest print issue of San Francisco Magazine.