Ron and Jackie Bartels Announced as Winners of Prestigious 2017 Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award.
(Ron Bartels (center) accepts award from Dott. Franco Gussalli Beretta (right) and emcee J. Alain Smith (left). Jackie Bartels was unable to attend the event.)
Ron and Jackie Bartels
were honored last evening with the prestigious Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award for their efforts demonstrating extensive international hunting experience and a lifetime of commitment to wildlife conservation and education through volunteer service and philanthropy. Over the years, Ron and Jackie Bartels have contributed generously to Conservation, Education and Humanitarian Services efforts in both time and financial resources.
As recognition of the award, the Bartels received an elegant trophy provided by Beretta USA and a custom gold and sapphire award pin created by jeweler Madleine Kay.
Finalists for the 2017 Award included Mary Cabela, Ralph & Deb Cunningham, Robert Model, Byron & Sandra Sadler, and Tom Snyder – all of whom were eminently qualified to receive the award. This year’s finalists will automatically be eligible for next year’s award along with any future nominations.
The Bartels were announced as the winner at the 3rd Annual Beretta and SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award elegant black-tie Gala which sold out and was attended by 450 guests. The evening consisted of the “Oscar-style” award ceremony, gourmet dinner, elite live and, silent auctions, emcee J. Alain Smith host of the Rugged Expeditions television show and an exclusive after-party featuring “The Rat Pack is Back!” as well as a DJ for dancing.
A special thank you to all of our generous donors and sponsors for making this event possible.