Marketing & Communications  


February 8, 2002 - Wednesday, February 13th, 2002 12:00-1:00p.m.

Wege Student Center Ballroom
Aquinas College

Call (616)459-8281 ext. 4115
for more information


July 14, 2000 marked the 40th anniversary of Dr. Jane Goodall's landmark chimpanzee research at Gombe, Tanzania. The longest running research project of its kind, Jane's work at Gombe forever altered the very definition of "humanity" and continues to yield groundbreaking results. In celebration of this unprecedented milestone, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) presents Reason for Hope, a multi-city tour.

The objectives of the Reason for Hope celebrations are: to increase awareness about JGI and its goals; to build on-going support through the establishment of Base Camps at Reason for Hope destinations; and to raise funds for Jane Goodall Institute programs. By accomplishing these objectives the Jane Goodall Institute will educate, inspire and encourage individuals who share the Institute's mission to make the world a better place for all living things.

More than any other person alive today, Dr. Jane Goodall exemplifies the power of the individual to make a difference. Reason for Hope will bring a series of high-profile events to cities worldwide with the ultimate goal of motivating individuals from all walks of life to make a difference in their own communities. The Reason for Hope celebration features Jane Goodall's participation in public lectures, major media appearances, fundraising events, and Roots
Shoots Festivals celebrating the achievements of young people to help people, animals, and the environment.

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute makes the connection between the health of one species and the well being of all living things. The Institute's research, conservation, and education programs have created a worldwide network of individuals joined by their commitment to improving life on earth. With Dr. Goodall's words and example as guiding principles, the Jane Goodall Institute inspires hope for a brighter future.