Let's Whoop it Up! | International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation


Let’s Whoop it Up!

Thank you so much for joining us for our first-ever virtual fundraiser! In case you missed it, you may view the recording here.

Thanks to the International Crane Foundation’s Board Directors and Emeritus Directors, your donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar to help us reach a $150,000 goal. This goal helps us continue to fulfill our mission to protect cranes and the places they dance.

Our virtual auction is live! The auction kicks off our Let’s Whoop It Up! virtual fundraiser on Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Central Time. You may register for the auction and browse available items here or text the word “cranes” to 76278 to register and view the auction on your mobile device.

We’re so eager to give you a sneak peek to our newly renovated site, Cranes of the World, and share our mission worldwide, that we’re creating this special event. The evening will be hosted live by President and CEO Rich Beilfuss and Co-founder George Archibald in the new George Archibald Welcome Center. And, we’ll hear from colleagues in Asia, Africa and North America about their efforts to save cranes worldwide.

We also will be opening the gates virtually and providing never before seen by the public glimpses of our $10M site renovations, with our Chief Operating Officer Kim Smith. Due to the current pandemic, our headquarters has remained closed for an additional season, leading to an unexpected loss in revenue. With your help, this event will help us recoup this loss. It is also a way for us to show you our global work and site renovations since we cannot be together. We look forward to the day we can all be together in one flock!

Our Co-founder George Archibald and President and CEO Rich Beilfuss are co-hosting this live event in support of cranes! Photo by Tran Triet