A Trip of a Lifetime
Michelle and five members of her family and team got the opportunity to see GCC’s projects on the grounds, visiting schools taking part in the Future Rangers Program, and experiencing guided excursions with the field rangers of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. They also visited the Southern African Wildlife College, one of GCC’s partners, and went on trips to world-renowned wildlife reserves. At the end of this action-packed trip, Michelle and the MFF pledged to invest in GCC’s transformational growth over the next two years.
“What the Morgridge Family Foundation really prides itself on is visiting sites before we make any investments, so basically we want to go and visit the place and people that we are going to be impacting and see it in real life,” shares Tony Cohn, MFF’s Director of Strategy. “Being in the environment, being able to meet the students, go into their classrooms, and really see the magic at work first hand immediately illuminated to me what GCC has done, which is not only understand a problem but identity symptoms that are causing the problem such as grassroots community education.”