In 2020, our signature fundraiser was celebrated in person and virtually—and it was a success! Under the Kaminski House’s twinkling lights and impressive decorations, or from the comforts of home, our guests enjoyed poignant remarks by award-winning cartoonist Robert Ariail and a rousing set from one-man blues band Ben Prestage.
For more than three decades, Your Lawyers for the Wild Side have worked on almost every environmental issue evoked in our featured speaker’s presentation, from Denmark’s water woes to unchecked coastal development to toxic landfill pollution.
Our donors and supporters’ engagement at Wild Side and throughout the year is critical for us to keep fighting and winning on all these important issues.
This year, we experimented with new technology for livestreaming the event and bringing our silent auction online, and we even hosted an Ariail-approved cartoon caption contest, won by our own Board member John Barton.
Although masks and social distancing made the event look and feel quite different from celebrations of prior years, we are grateful to everyone who made this special gathering possible and for helping us raise more than $83,000 to further boost our work in protecting South Carolina’s natural environment.
We thank you and hope to see you again in 2021.
About Wild Side
When the very first Wild Side was held in 2010, it was put together by a small group of friends in only a handful of weeks. That event was to honor the legacy of the late, great Jimmy Chandler, who formed SCELP in 1987.
Since then, Wild Side has become a wildly popular community gathering with great food, music and festivities; a critical source of financial support for SCELP’s work; as well as a heartening demonstration of the community’s steadfast support for Your Lawyers for the Wild Side.