Kim Charlton

Kim arrived in New York City from the Pacific Northwest in 1977 after winning a beauty contest and quickly rose to supermodel status with numerous covers and prestigious advertising campaigns over a 12 year period. She grew up riding horses and having lots of fuzzy pets which began her activism for rescuing and helping all animals including wildlife from a very young age. In the 90’s she moved up to Westchester where she raised her two children and had a 20 year career in real estate specializing in selling Equestrian properties for which she received top awards.

Her passion for animals continued with the SPCA of Westchester, a no-kill animal shelter where she established the “Critter Credit”, a financial incentive to help encourage adoptions of senior dogs or those with medical or behavioral issues. She became involved with other non for profits and organization’s all related to either helping animals or with animals that help kids and people that are less privileged mentally or physically to flourish. Kim has participated in fundraising events with other well-known models for the “I Am Waters Foundation”, which supplies water to homeless people and hurricane victims. She is also a member of The Explorers Club in New York City, which is an American-based international multidisciplinary professional society with the goal of promoting scientific exploration and field study. The club was founded in NYC in 1904, and has served as a meeting point for explorers and scientists worldwide.

Kim is proud to be active representing Empowers Africa and being a voice for the voiceless. We must all work together in the never-ending battle to preserve wildlife, habitats and their and our environments which is of course crucial for all our children now and future generations to come on our planet. Kim lives in NYC with her pups, Rufus and Alfie.