Mr Tony (A.C.) Lewis, founder of the Foundation
The Tony & Lisette Lewis FoundationThe Tony and Lisette Lewis Foundation, established by the late Mr Tony Lewis and his wife Lisette, is a non-profit charitable organisation devoted to the well-being of wildlife in Australia and the conservation of its habitat.
Tony Lewis was born and educated in Sydney, and with Lisette lived for many years in South Africa where they owned a game reserve in the Sabi Sand adjoining the well-known Kruger Park, and were closely involved in wildlife conservation in that country. During these years Tony and Lisette maintained family links with Australia and their interest in Australian wildlife.
The Foundation has been active since mid-2003 and is managed by a Board of Trustees in Sydney.
WildlifeLinkThe Foundation has established its "WildlifeLink" program with the principal aims of:
- the acquisition and administration of wildlife sanctuaries;
- research into wildlife (especially endangered species) and its crucial habitat, and dissemination of information;
- the conduct of educational programs to increase community awareness of, and responsibility for, wildlife in Australia and the conservation of its environment;
- the support of rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, and to its protection from cruelty and abuse;
- through its WildlifeLink Grants, the sponsorship of projects by organisations committed to philosophies similar to those of the Foundation.
Trustee DirectorsGail Baker (Chairman)