Donor Spotlight Videos
We’ve lost a generation of hunters. Part of my belief, part of my goal, is how do we recapture that generation or not lose the next one. So, anything I can be doing or anything our business can do to help with that. I don’t think I can do enough.
Thanks to incredible donors, volunteers and staff, SCI Foundation has made great strides in organizing and funding many mission critical programs. SCI Foundation’s flagship donor program is the Society of the Lion & Shield. The Lion & Shield program recognizes donors starting at the Cape Buffalo level with those who’ve made cumulative gifts of at least $5,000 and runs on up to our highest level, the African Lion with those who’ve given $100,000 or more. Look for a new series of Donor Profile videos over the next several months that highlight some of our Lion-level supporters and allow you to get a closer glimpse of who these great people are and why they are so involved and invested in SCIF.
If you would like to learn more about our Society of Lion and Shield, contact Kimberly Byers at 520-798-4891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
African wildlife needs to have value if it is to be conserved, and that’s a concept that has to be driven and proven time and time again, and that’s been my drive and my ambition my entire career.
If we don’t get kids involved, get them away from video games and get them to experience the outdoors firsthand, we’ll never get them hooked; but if we get them started early, they’ll get hooked on it and they will find the time for hunting.
There would be so many species that would not be around right now had there not been hunters that are actively engaged in trying to protect and conserve these species for future generations.
Watching people go out into the field for the first time and the excitement in everything they see, even if they don’t shoot anything, but realizing: ‘Holy Smokes, this is a lot better than playing on my phone.’ That’s what excites me.
If we do not jump in, if we do not take control of the fight, we will lose. It’s imperative that we get people in to help with money, with personal time, with anything they can do. If we can continue what we have, what we are growing and what we are doing within the Foundation and SCI, we have a chance.
Holland & Carolyn Powell
Hunters do so many good things. That’s who we are. We’re hunter-gatherers. Trying to be something else is just folly. Recognize that. Celebrate it…. Let’s find the best ways to do this. Let’s do it right
I am absolutely convinced that without conservation: ten, twenty, thirty, forty years from now there will be no hunting; there will be no animals.
Safari Club International Foundation, they just have whatever your interest happens to be for the conservation of wildlife and sustainable-use, that’s what we do. If not us, who?
Since 2000, the SCI Foundation has provided more than $80 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. Growth of SCI Foundation has continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.