Donor Profiles
Donor Profiles

MEMBER IN MEMORIAM: RUDY BAUMANN

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rudy Baumann This month, Wildlife Madagascar celebrates the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Rudy Baumann.  Rudy’s journey began in Nurnberg, Germany, before he and his family embarked on a courageous move to the United States in 1939, seeking refuge from Nazi persecution. Settling in Boston, Rudy’s zest for life and dedication to service soon became evident. After serving with honor in the US Army during the Korean War and later with the 19th Special Forces National Guard Unit of Rhode Island, Rudy pursued his passion for education at Plymouth State College. It was …

MEMBER PROFILE: MAY LOK

Q&A with Wildlife Madagascar’s First Member from Asia: May Lok Tell us a bit about yourself. How would someone you know describe you? I am passionate about wildlife and have spent most of my career in conservation education. As an introvert, I love spending time in nature, either in Singapore or the region. I am always in my element when in green spaces.     What do you love most about your career? I feel very strongly about providing people with opportunities to connect with nature and appreciate wildlife as an integral part of the space we live in. It is a privilege for me …

MEMBER PROFILE: KYM JANKE

Q&A with Wildlife Madagascar’s 100th Member: Kym Janke Tell us a bit about yourself. How would someone you know describe you? I hope that people around me would say that I am adventurous, hard-working, passionate, and caring. I love the outdoors and being in nature, so my support of conservation is innate and guides almost every aspect of my life. At work, I am the Wildlife Care Supervisor of the ambassador team in Wildlife Explorer’s Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo. There, I strive to help guests form connections with wildlife so that they too might care and understand more …

MEMBER PROFILE: RITA ROBISON

Q&A with Wildlife Madagascar’s First Member: Rita Robison Left: Rita with a kangaroo at a park in Western Australia. Middle: Rita and her niece Debra Erickson. Right: Rita and Debra in 1984. Tell us a bit about yourself. How would someone you know describe you? A big emphasis in my life is consumer and personal finance issues. I’ve worked for five newspapers as a reporter and columnist. Now, I’m a blogger at Rita R. Robison Consumer and Personal Finance Journalist. I also write a weekly newsletter with 10 money tips called “Helpful Money Tips for You.” A huge part of …