Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share.
catherine brunson luening
Growing up during the Great Depression, Catherine Brunson Luening’s parents wanted her to be able to pursue her dreams, so they traded milk from one of their cows to pay for Catherine’s music lessons.
Aphrodite, who will be 85 this year, was born at the end of the depression. At a young age, her father introduced her to animals and sparked a lifelong interest.
wanda & jerry foreman
Wanda and Jerry died within 2 days of each other at the age of 92 and 93, and anybody who knew them was not surprised as the sweet couple was devoted to each other and married for 69 years. They met in college and were marred soon after.
"When I learnt about the ambitious 50th anniversary global legacy campaign, I was delighted to be able to sign up and commit. It really feels like a natural choice and extension of myself."
— Graeme Cottam, Board Member
Juliana Kickert had a passion for animals and shared her life with two horses, two cats, and a dog. Her dedication and commitment to animals extended far beyond her personal life and she was a champion for many conservation and animal welfare organizations.