Conservationists and philanthropists gathered in January to honor Paul Tudor Jones and Pete McCloskey
Audubon rang in the New Year by honoring two giants of conservation at our annual gala. Paul Tudor Jones received the Audubon Medal, and Pete McCloskey, Jr., was presented with the Dan W. Lufkin Environmental Leadership Prize.
With more than 350 guests in attendance to support the honorees, the event raised more than $1 million in support of the National Audubon Society’s Seas and Shores initiative and had over. The proceeds will support the organization’s mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Paul Tudor Jones is founder, Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation (“Tudor”) which he formed in 1980. Tudor is part of the Tudor Group, a group of affiliated companies engaged in trading in the fixed income, equity, currency, and commodity markets.
Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey, Jr., a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, is considered to be one of the country’s great trial lawyers, in addition to being an active public servant and war hero. Co-Chair of the first Earth Day in 1970 and a force of environmental consciousness, Pete McCloskey has helped pass landmark environmental legislation like the Clean Water Act.
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