Actress Stefanie Powers is president of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation.
She has a long history of caring for animals, beginning as a child, when her stepfather would rescue animals and provide a home for them on their ranch.
She is a Fellow of the Los Angeles Zoo and formerly served on its board, as well as being a former member of the advisory board of the Zoo Atlanta and the Columbus Zoo.
Ms. Powers has received many awards for her work with WHWF as well as her work with Dr Biruté Galdikas (The Orangutan Foundation), Dr. Betsy Dresser (Center for the Reproduction of Endangered Wildlife – Audubon Zoo, New Orleans), Karen Sussman (International Society for the Protection of Burros and Mustangs) and Grace Belcnore (California Equine Retirement Foundation for rehabilitation of retired racehorses).
Ms. Powers is a frequent keynote speaker for causes dear to her heart such as Farm Sanctuary (humane treatment for farmed animals), and the Bushmeat Crisis (alerting and uniting people to the effects of over-exploitation of forests in Africa and the world and its disastrous effect on wildlife). She has been honored by venerable Explorers Club with its Lowell Thomas Award for her conservation efforts and received a Fellowship to the Royal Geographic Society.
In 2003, Ms. Powers was appointed Conservation Consultant for Jaguar, offering her an opportunity to create the by-laws for the Jaguar Conservation Trust, a full spectrum conservation program for the automobile company’s feline namesake.
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