Please join us to our kick off event:


An eye-opening and free opportunity to learn about endangered species Presented by the KeepSafe Project and sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
WHERE: At the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main Street (between Market & Academy/Catharine Streets), Poughkeepsie, NY. (845) 485-8506


  1. "White Gold", a 38 minute documentary film narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, which originally premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC last November, pays tribute to the beauty and emotional intelligence of the endangered African elephant and exposes how the demand for ivory raises the stakes for nature, people and peace.
  2. Trevor Zoo Director, Alan Tousignant, will discuss the modern role of the zoo in supporting conservation and highlight breeding programs.
  3. What if we lost the cheetah? A conversation and power point presentation by Paola Bari, Cheetah Conservation Fund Trustee.
  4. Brief introduction to the 2014 KeepSafe Project.

What is the Keep Safe Project?

Our Mission:  Inspired by the good work of Dr. Laurie Marker and  the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF),  the KeepSafe Project was established to raise awareness of the crisis facing endangered animal species and the loss of their habitat, and to actively support animal conservation organizations worldwide.   

Recognizing the importance of education in any effort of this magnitude, KeepSafe engages public and private schools to  encourage the active participation of the future generations in supporting animal conservation efforts.  We are working closely with the Trevor Zoo in our educational and fundraising endeavors.   The Trevor Zoo is a unique institution established at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY, and is the home of seven endangered animals.

What about the Boxes?

We have chosen to use wooden “keepsake” boxes,  called "KeepSafe" boxes, as a symbol of the KeepSafe Project mission. We engaged accomplished artists to donate their talents and their imagination to transform these boxes into unique works of art. The KeepSafe boxes are silent auctioned at our fund-raising events.

How can you help?

In collaboration with the Trevor Zoo, the KeepSafe Project has selected the recipients of the 2014 fund raising efforts: the Cheetah Conservation Fund,, located in Namibia, Africa and the Lemur Conservation Foundation,, located in Florida, USA. Join us on our 2014 event at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY and help these beautiful animals by bidding on one of our KeepSafe boxes. Our silent auction will be available online starting one month before the event. Stay tuned for more details.