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Anna Ridgewell

Alumni: Executive Chef

Anna worked at Londolozi for almost 9 years. A lodge like Londolozi, although famous for its wildlife, is about far more than just that. The superb culinary experience which awaits every guest at Londolozi is thanks to the continued efforts of Anna, who ...

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Anna what an incredible experience. I am getting goosebumps reading this. You made us South Africans proud. It was lovely to have Pieter Ferreiea there with you. All for a wonderfull cause. It is so inspiring. Well done.

Anna, Wow what a story! Terri and I along with Beth & Steve Knopik, Tom & Sherry Koski and Vin & Michele Beni (our All Heart Fund Board of Directors!) are so honored to work with such a passionate team in South Africa to help provide digital learning to so many deserving young people. Our visits to the Good Work Foundation schools and interactions with many of the students continue to inspire us! Anna, your non-stop enthusiasm and fabulous food created for Safari Sarasota guests, created the backdrop for this incredible fundraiser (and friend-raiser!). Kate Groch and Paris Moeng were fabulous speakers and having young Maya Groch, Ranger Nick Kleer and Winemaker Pieter Ferreira on hand to share their stories rounded out the winning team. Kudos to the entire Londolozi family for founding this amazing initiative for learning!!

Congratulations on a grand success. Hope that Vivian & I can attend the next time.

Bravo Anna!! What an amazing experience you had and all for a good cause. The menu sounded so South African which I’m sure was challenging to recreate in Florida but nothing is impossible when your heart is at the forefront.

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Wonderful! All those delish treats made my mouth water! Thank you Anna

GRATEFUL! For our tribe in Sarasota and at Londolozi. For Anna. For Leanna. For Safari Dreams. For the power of community. For our team here in South Africa who don’t take “no” for an answer and continue to deliver digital learning to communities who never had it before. THANK YOU, on behalf of the entire Good Work Foundation team.

Anna–thanks for bringing your passion & talent to Sarasota once again. The 29 guests Michele and I brought to the events continue to rave about the experiences. (One guest mentioned that it was the best fundraiser she had ever attended, including one organized by George Clooney.) Several of our friends intend to return to South Africa & Londolozi; others are inspired to take their first adventure.
We continue to advance the cause of GWF beyond fundraising, including a developing partnership with a NY college.

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