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You are cordially invited to attend the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia (CCGP) Annual Founder’s Day Dinner and Speaker celebration on Thursday, May 11. This event is for alumni of all ages and serves as a great way to inform the alumni of all the fun activities that the CCGP has supported throughout this year.
    
During a short business meeting we will vote for board officers/directors and present the G. Ruhland Rebmann, Jr. award to an alumnus for outstanding service to the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia.

Then we will hear from special guest speaker, Christopher Dunn, The Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens.
 He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section) and a faculty fellow in the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.
    
Professor Dunn will speak on the topic:
“A New Global Vision for Cornell Botanic Gardens: Saving our Natural and Cultural Heritage”
    
We hope to see you there!
    
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Location: The Union League
140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost:
Early bird prices on/before April 14: $55 per person; $30 for young alumni (10 years out and less)
After April 14: $60 per person; $35 for young alumni (10 years out and less)
Price includes dinner. Cash bar available.
    
Last day to register is May 4. No walk-ins.

Union League Dress Code – business casual, no jeans or sneakers
    
Questions? Contact Mary Kahn at mary.w.kahn@gmail.com

CHRISTOPHER P. DUNN, PhD
The Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director

Dr. Christopher Dunn became The Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens in 2014.

He is also an adjunct associate professor in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section) and a faculty fellow in the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

Prior to coming to Cornell, Dr. Dunn was Director of the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii. He previously served as Executive Director for Research at the Chicago Botanic Garden, where he managed one of the largest botanic garden research programs in the country, and as Director of Research at The Morton Arboretum.

Dr. Dunn is a botanist and conservation ecologist who has considerable research experience studying the relationships between people and places, and human impacts on the landscape. Recently, he has been focusing his work on the intersection of biological and cultural conservation.

He is presently serving on the boards of several organizations that are working to preserve the world’s biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity, including the International Union for the Conservation of Nature–U.S., the Center for Plant Conservation, and Terralingua, and is North American Councilor for the International Association of Botanic Gardens. He is also active in the American Public Gardens Association (for which he served as President) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. He holds adjunct faculty status at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois–Chicago, and at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Dunn completed his undergraduate training at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse University, and his PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, followed by three years of postdoctoral studies at the University of Georgia.

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