William Holden Wildlife Foundation
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Although William Holden's illustrious acting career spanned over 40 years, and included nearly 80 films plus a coveted Oscar for STALAG 17, the role in which he took the most pride was as a conservationist and co-founder of the Mount Kenya Game Ranch. His dedicated efforts to preserve the wildlife so precious to all of us soon expanded through out the world, as he instilled in everyone he touched a reverence for nature's creatures.

In his memory, I founded the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, in cooperation with his former partners, to carry on his important efforts and to meet the ever-increasing demand for alternatives to extinction. The foundation's education program currently serves over 10,000 students per year. Overhead expenses in the United States are underwritten through the generosity of a single donor, ensuring that virtually 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to our work.

We hope you will consider participating in our present and in our future.

Stefanie Powers

William Holden Wildlife Foundation
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by Valentine Holden

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I grew up with memories of my grandfather, William Holden, through pictures of him capturing animals in Africa in order to start a captive breeding program. I was surrounded by his collection of African masks, artwork, pictures of his travels in different parts of the world, as well as his movies. He passed away when I was too young to remember him but I always felt a deep connection because we both love interacting with animals. I wanted to know more about him on a personal level, not just about his Hollywood life and stardom. So I decided to get in contact with the love of his life Stefanie Powers, who knew him from front to back and with great warmth she welcomed me in her life. They were together for 9 years before he passed away in 1981.

I wanted to know about my grandfather's deep passion and involvement in saving species of East African wildlife, so I asked Stefanie many questions and she patiently answered all one million of them. (Read More)
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