Pledge About

Corie Knights

Event Planner and Major Gifts

Corie manages individual philanthropy as chief fundraiser for WildAid and is responsible for raising millions of dollars to enable the organization’s programs. Corie also leads event planning, ambassador relationships, corporate partnerships and donor trips both domestic and abroad. She has produced dozens of events ranging from corporate talks and donor hosted parties to WildAid’s annual star-studded gala evening.

WildAid’s most recent gala at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco raised $1.5 million dollars for WildAid’s programs. Our Gala in 2017 takes place at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 11.

For the past eight years, Corie has been a guide and host on WildAid’s annual whale shark trip where supporters are able to experience conservation first hand by swimming with these rare ocean giants.

This June Corie will bring donors to partner program sites in Africa to witness the conservation impact of WildAid’s work.

While traveling she has found herself face to face with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands, has been serenaded to sleep by Howler monkeys in the Amazon jungle, has surfed the bow wave of a whale shark in Mexico, and was chased by lions and elephants in Swaziland.

Corie is driven by a desire to ensure that all of these experiences can be had by our children in the future.

Event Planner and Major Gifts