We are committed to protecting fragile wildlife and wildlands in East Africa while also supporting the communities where we live and work. We believe that philanthropy is essential to building a better world, and we are proud to support organizations that are making a difference in the lives of others.
Big Life Foundation is a non-profit conservation organization focused on preserving wildlife and habitats in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem in Kenya through community-based strategies.
Big Life has created a groundbreaking model for conservation employing the local Maasai community, both men and women as rangers, and in educational and administrative capacity to enhance local life and to protect over 1.6 million acres of biodiversity. Big Life is considered the gold standard for conservation efforts in the region.
Our founder, Temple St. Clair Carr serves on the U.S. Board of Directors of the Big Life Foundation.To learn more and to support visit biglife.org
Operating area: 1.6 million acres of wilderness
Temple with rangers & tracker dogs, Bonnie & Clyde.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a U. S. national treasure. Founded by dancer/choreographer, Alvin Ailey in 1958, AAADT performs all over the world and represents an arts organization that was founded on excellence, inclusion, and a mission to support a broader community through exposure to dance and choreographyTo learn more and to support visit alvinailey.org
Principal dancers: Samantha Figgins & Yannick Lebrun
Photos by Sharif Hamza
Founded in 1979 in downtown New York City, HMI believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. HMI creates this environment for LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families.For more information, visit HMI.org
Temple St. Clair created exclusive amulets inspired by three historic sites in Charleston, SC: the Sword Gate House, the Pineapple Gate House, and Rainbow Row. Sales from these Amulets benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Humanities Foundation, and the Preservation Society of Charleston respectively.