What Kilimanjaro Society Members Are Saying
"I envision children, no matter how far ahead in the future, having the opportunity I have had to be observed by a silverback gorilla, not through the bars of a cage, but because he chose to stop and turn back on the trail to look at me.
"I envision children being able to know, in their bodies and not just intellectually through a book, the power of a family of elephants in the bush on its own terms.
"I envision our species, as well as all species whose habitat is Africa, continuing to have in the next millennium and the millennium to follow the forests, the bush, the mountains and the rivers, which have nourished us all in ways well beyond the physical.
"I envision children knowing, for as long as there are children on this planet, the wonder of African wildlife in the wild.
"That is why I am giving: to keep the vision alive."
Barbara Babcock, currently starring in the new TV series Pasadena, is a highly respected character actress. She received an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Grace Gardner on the police drama Hill Street Blues and was nominated for a second Emmy for her work on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Ms. Babcock also has more than 30 feature films to her credit, including Space Cowboys as Clint Eastwood's wife, Far and Away as Nicole Kidman's mother, Bang the Drum Slowly, Lords of Discipline--and--Heaven With a Gun-, opposite Glenn Ford.
Among Ms. Babcock's appearances in films for television are starring roles in News at Eleven, A Mother's Instinct, Quarterback Princess and Steam Bath. Ms. Babcock has appeared as a series regular in The Law and Harry McGraw opposite Jerry Orbach, Mr. Sunshine and The Four Seasons and has guest starred on numerous series, including Frasier, Chicago Hope, The Golden Girls, Cheers, China Beach, Taxi and the original Star Trek.
Thank you, Barbara, for your commitment to our mission!