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Honoring President Jimmy Carter

At the Patron Party for the 20th Annual Hoochie, we thanked former president Jimmy Carter for his dedication to conservation.

“I’m not bragging on myself, but I’m just saying that that’s what I inherited from the principles of The Nature Conservancy,” said Carter after highlighting his work protecting the Georgia marshlands and Alaska wilderness.

Trustee and legendary Atlanta news anchor John Pruitt moderated a conversation with President Carter on topics ranging from the economics of conservation to the impact of climate change on people.

Georgia Executive Director Deron Davis and Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) representative Joshua McCloud presented President Jimmy Carter with a proclamation of gratitude.

Hoochie Event Chairs Newell and Tom Harbin and Patron Chairs Jennifer and Martin Flanagan celebrate with Deron Davis and President Carter.

LEAF participants shared their conservation stories at the event. Here, LEAF class of 2014 students Helina Teklu and Lauren Deas posed for quick photo.

During a short meet and greet, President Carter shook the hand of LEAF Advisory Council Member Jewell Harper, Esq. and her daughter Lindsay Harper.

The success of Georgia’s conservation projects was on display in framed photos like this view of the Flint River.

Donor Relations Manager John Hitchins introduces himself to President Jimmy Carter in front of a painting that was featured in an article Carter wrote for The Nature Conservancy Magazine. Read the article.

Georgia Trustee Tricia Allen and Staff Attorney Joannie Dwoskin celebrated the success of the evening after the completion of the presentations.

Supporters of The Nature Conservancy left the Patron Party inspired by President Carter’s dedication to conservation. We’re glad he had as much fun as we did.

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