Food & Water Watch

All Odds

A Benefit to Protect Our Planet

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
3.30pm – 5.30pm ET / 12.30pm – 2.30pm PT

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the Manaaki Foundation and Nancy Hughes!

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About the Benefit

We’re fighting for three fundamental goals: safe food, clean water and a livable climate for all. We’ve proven that when we work together, we can take on corporations that endanger these rights – and win. They may have deep pockets, but we have dedicated champions like you on our side. Because of you, our grassroots movement has the power to win – no matter the odds.

Celebrating our Honorees

Elisa Gambino

Elisa Gambino

Elisa Gambino is a journalist and filmmaker who spent her early career chronicling world events for CNN. Since founding One Production Place in 2001, Elisa has directed award-winning shorts that examine health equity, climate change and racial justice. Her latest docuseries Wasteland (2022) draws important links between factory farms, our waste and the human right to clean water and sanitation.

Bill Gee and Sue Crothers

Bill Gee and Sue Crothers are lifelong environmental activists. Sue is a founding member of the One Earth Film Festival and Director of the One Earth Youth Filmmakers contest which showcases talented youth climate activists. Bill, as a former co-owner of a commercial bakery (and a beekeeper!), is passionate about building a sustainable food system. He is a member of Food & Water Watch’s Advisory Council. 

Bill and Sue Crothers portrait

Speaker Lineup

Congressman Jamaal Bowman

Congressman Jamaal Bowman

New York’s 16th District

Ada Limón

U.S. Poet Laureate

Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter

Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

Chirag Bhakta

Chirag Bhakta

California State Director, Food & Water Watch

Kate Delany

Kate Delany

New Jersey Senior Organizer, Food & Water Watch

Bethany Hallam

Bethany Hallam

Allegheny County Councilperson

Krissy Kasserman

Factory Farm Organizing Director, Food & Water Watch

Megan McDonough​

Megan McDonough

Pennsylvania State Director, Food & Water Watch

Irvin Moreno Rodriguez​

Irvin Moreno Rodriguez

El Pueblo Unido

Stephanie E. Pocchia, DPP

Stephanie E. Pocchia, DPP


Jon Pope​

Jon Pope


Our Sponsors

This evening of celebration is made possible by the care and generosity of our sponsors. Thank You!

Lead Sponsor

Marilyn and Don Allan

Bill Gee and Sue Crothers

Nancy Hughes

Elizabeth and Mike Kelley

Karen and Dr Alan Warren


Lynne and Karen Azarchi

Alan T. Messer


Arden Down

Kathleen Lockwood

Craig Merrilees

Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman

Deborah Schumann – The Jewell Foundation

Diana Wege

Amy Wolf and Bennett Baumer


Pam and George Brandman

Gloria and Steven Foster

Mrs. Susan E. Gladstone

Candee Kane

Carol A Kurtz

Ann H. Logan

Lisa Schubert

Paul and Carol Soderholm

Susan Weltman and Steven Jervis

Elsa Wood

JSA Sustainable Wealth Management

Our Supporters


Lara and Ron Katzman

Dr. Judy Kramer

Janet Mardfin

Paula Rogovin

Harriet Shugarman

Ms. Joyce Thibodeaux

Chief Marketing Partners


Ann A. Albence

Helen Altieri

Bonita Beard

Elisabeth Beckstead

Jill Blaustein

Barbara W. Brandom, MD

Alex Chanler

Jonae B. DeLong

Sarah Edwards

Melissa Elstein

Daniele Gerard

Madeleine Glick

Eric Greenberg

Fred Harrison

Lorna Henkel

Marion Hunt

Mitchell Jones

Laura K

Jennifer Kolarsick

Ilene Kramer

Barbara C Kyse

Doug Lakey

Jeanne Large

Dr. Rebecca R. Leas

Kyle and Genevieve Lipson

Rachel Makleff

Joe Miceli

Daniel Michaud

John Nelson Jr.

Anne and Fred Osborn III

Christy Pennoyer

Jim and Elaine Peters

Susan C. Peters

Kim Richman

Bruce Rosen

Clare S. Rosenfield

Ken Schles

Donna Skibbe

JM Stauffer

Jane Torrence

Tamara Tripp

Kitty Ufford-Chase

Margaret Wallace

Al and Barbara Wurth

Emily Wurth

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