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There’s still time to participate in our special $25,000 fundraising challenge!

Longstanding RAN supporters and local residents Andrew and Kim Castellano have once again offered a significant challenge grant to support RAN’s critical work in 2016, and with an additional contribution from Muffy Ritz, a $25,000 fundraising challenge has been created for this event. All ticket proceeds, sponsorships, and donations made will count towards this challenge.

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 Keep it in the Ground: From Paris to Sun Valley

a benefit for Rainforest Action Network

Where: The Ketchum Conference and Events Center
620 Sun Valley Road | Ketchum

When: January 25, 2016
5:30 pm reception
6:30 pm program

General Admission: $100
Student tickets $10 with valid student ID



Lindsey Allen
Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network

Lindsey Allen is a world-class campaigner with more than a decade of experience and an unmatched track record pressuring and inspiring some of the world’s largest corporations to protect rainforests. Allen has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas, and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade. A veteran environmental and social justice activist, Allen has expertise in organizing communities to engage in powerful mass mobilizations and direct actions.


Jane Kleeb
Founder and Editor, Bold Nebraska

Jane Kleeb is the founder Bold Nebraska, a group whose mission is to “mobilize new energy to restore political balance,” calling on political leaders of the state to tackle big issues like the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2013, Rolling Stone wrote, “Without Jane Kleeb, the Keystone XL pipeline might be a done deal right now” in their article The Fossil Fuel Resistance: Meet the New Green Heroes. Kleeb was profiled in the May 2014 New York Times Magazine article, Jane Kleeb vs. the Keystone Pipeline. Kleeb was also a reporter for MTV and frequent guest on FOX and MSNBC. She led a statewide organizing campaign on health care reform and served as the national executive director of the Young Democrats of America.


Aimée Christensen

CEO, Christensen Global Strategies; Executive Director of the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience

Aimée is founder of the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience and CEO of Christensen Global Strategies. She has over two decades’ experience in climate change and energy policy, investments, law and business including with the U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, Baker & McKenzie and Google where she guided the company’s first climate change initiatives. Aimée negotiated the first bilateral climate change agreements (U.S. – Costa Rica, 1994, et al.), wrote the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University, 1999), and was the 2011 Hillary Laureate and a 2010 Aspen Institute Catto Fellow.

This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors and host committee – THANK YOU!

Kim & Andrew Castellano
Sue Engelmann
Muffy Ritz

Host Committee
John Bailey
Kim & Andrew Castellano
Ann Christensen
Peggy Dean
Jeri Howland & Jerry Edelbrock
Sue Engelmann
Jami & Mark Grassi
Anne Lindley
Erica Linson
Connie Price
Muffy Ritz
Scott Runkel

In-kind Sponsors
Atkinson’s Market
Grassi Wine Company
Sawtooth Brewery
Sue Bridgman Florist

Email Sophie Roudané, RAN Events Coordinator for questions about tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and in-kind contributions.

Check out highlights from last year’s Sun Valley event featuring Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington and RAN Executive Director Lindsey Allen, moderated by Aimée Christensen:

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