Established by husband and wife team, Ian and Jooles Kilbride, the Spirit Wildlife Fund exists for one important purpose: to contribute effectively to the survival and sustainability of Africa’s endangered species.
Governed by a Board of Trustees and independently audited, the Spirit Wildlife Fund raises and distributes monies that go directly to deserving projects that have a clear and demonstrable track-record of effective wildlife conservation in Africa.
The Fund is a non-partisan, non-political, non-profit organisation in which all monies are channelled to existing wildlife conservation projects. Warwick Wealth carries the fund's administrative costs.
The Spirit Wildlife Fund draws on the 50 years of experience Ian and Jooles have accumulated in financial management, public relations and marketing. A lawyer and stockbroker by training, Ian brings 30 years of international and South African financial management expertise to the Fund. Jooles is a Board Member of the Spirit Education Foundation, has her own company in the tourism sector and has long enjoyed supporting charitable organisations.
Ian founded The Spirit Education Foundation in 1994, and in those years more than 400 scholars have been educated, providing the equivalent of 2000 years of quality education. He is also the Chairman of Lords Taverners in South Africa.
What all of this means is that Spirit Wildlife Fund is not an office bound organisation. It is focused on being up close and personal and making a measurable difference. As committed as the Spirit Wildlife Fund is to its vision of African wildlife sustainability, to be successful it needs partners and funding.
Spirit Wildlife Fund commits to: