US Friends of HESC to host the 2017 annual fundraising dinners in honour of HESC


The US Friends of HESC, established by New York power couple Heidi and Allen Roberts, will again be hosting a series of fundraising events at their home in September in aid of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). These events are one of the annual highlights on the social calendar in New York; and Heidi’s four-course dinners, imbued with her exquisite personal touch, are legendary.

HESC founder, Mrs Lente Roode, will be attending the events to address the guests and share all that has been achieved by the centre over the course of the year, as well as informing them how their generously donated funds have been allocated.


Over the past almost 11 years, the funds generated by US Friends of HESC have been used for a number of projects, including critically needed cheetah enclosures and exercise equipment, building and construction requirements, community outreach initiatives and internships to help deserving youth acquiring skills that will earn them employment opportunities in tourism and conservation. In addition, they’ve also funded programmes to manage the breeding of cheetahs (including the rare king cheetah) and save poached and orphaned rhinos.

We at HESC simply cannot survive without the help of organisations such as US Friends of HESC, and especially not without passionate individuals such as Allen and Heidi Roberts.


We are immensely grateful for the hard work and support provided by US Friends of HESC​ and look forward to a successful trip for Mrs Roode.​ ​

US Friends of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. Charitable contributions to U.S. Friends of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Inc are deductible for US Income Tax purposes, to the extent allowed by the law. Identification nr TF 2373326.