The Jane Goodall Institute Announces Exclusive VIP Experience for Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Benefit Concert in Washington, DC

Date: May 10, 2010                                                              
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         
Contact: Claire Gwatkin Jones
(703) 682-9220
Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist Jane Goodall to
Provide Welcoming Remarks
Event Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Goodall’s
Pioneering Chimpanzee Research and Inspiring Vision for Our Future
Arlington, Virginia—It’s not too late to see Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform a benefit concert on behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute Thursday, May 20, 2010, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. These two veteran musicians will be playing to commemorate Gombe 50:  a global celebration of Jane Goodall’s pioneering chimpanzee research and inspiring vision for our future.  Dr. Goodall will be in attendance and will provide welcoming remarks.
While the general admission concert tickets sold out in 10 minutes, a limited number of VIP packages remain. The VIP ticket offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience with benefits, including 
  • Access to a private reception before the performance with the chance to meet Dr. Goodall, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds;
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inside the reception;
  • A signed copy of one of Dr. Goodall’s books; and
  • Premium seating in the first seven rows of the orchestra level.
The year 2010 marks a monumental milestone for JGI and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall, who is today a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee  behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.
Tickets to this unique evening celebrating the Gombe 50 anniversary are available online through the Jane Goodall Institute at Tickets are priced at $1,250 and the proceeds will benefit the Jane Goodall Institute.  $1,200 of the purchase price per ticket is tax-deductible.
About the Jane Goodall Institute
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.  It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit


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