Living Legacies

Mission: Wolf has survived over the years due to the generous support of our donors all over the world. Read below about some of the incredible folks who have truly left their mark on our organization.

Eugene Principe

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Eugene Principe

In the summer of 2001, Eugene Principe’s estate provided the seed money for Mission: Wolf’s Education Endowment Fund.¬†The interest from this fund will be distributed annually to assure for the continued operation of the sanctuary and Ambassador Wolf program.

Eugene Principe lived in New York City and was known as a kind, loving, gentle, and generous person. He spent much of his time helping those less fortunate, both animal and human. He was nominated for Volunteer of the Year by the Mayor’s Office of New York. If it can be said that it is animals that make us human, then certainly Gene’s legacy to them demonstrates a monumental humanity.

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Gene’s Kitchen, photo by Shevaun Williams in 2012.

Eugene also helped provide funds for the purchase of additional land adjacent to the refuge. This land will become part of the Mission: Wolf Wildlife Preserve and will be placed in a conservation trust so it will be protected from development for decades to come.

Gene’s Kitchen was constructed in his honor and has provided countless staff with a warm and comfortable kitchen and living space.

To help assure that the work of Mission: Wolf continues to benefit future generations, we have created several opportunities for individuals who wish to contribute.

If you have any questions, concerns, or interest in creating your own Mission: Wolf legacy, please contact us.