April 7, 2010 > Philanthropists urge community to contribute
Philanthropists urge community to contribute
Submitted By Kelly Grant
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), a non-profit organization offering quality adoptions, medical care, education programs and pet care services has served Silicon Valley for 80 years and found homes for more than 500,000 animals. The Animal Community Center which opened in April 2009 still needs $1.5 million to complete the new building campaign.
Some of the Bay Areaâs most visible philanthropists who have made gifts to HSSVâs building campaign include: Carol Bailey; Sue and John Diekman; HSSV Board Chair Melissa and Clyde Dyrdahl; HSSVâs Board Secretary Sue and Dick Levy; HSSV Board Members Judy and George Marcus, and Beth and Chuck Travers. They appear in a video on HSSVâs website and other social media outlets discussing the new Animal Community Center's unique programs and why they chose to make a gift to the campaign.
âHSSVâs new Center is helping us change the paradigm of how an animal shelter is viewed by our community and how we interact with our community to save more animalsâ lives,â said HSSVâs President, Christine Benninger. âWe hope animal lovers throughout the Bay Area and beyond will watch this new video, learn more about our exceptional programs and services and then âdo moreâ by following their hearts to help us complete this campaign,â she said.
âIf you could wish to design your dream animal shelter, center or sanctuary for animals, this fits the entire dream,â said Beth Travers, featured in the video with her husband Chuck Travers. âThis project is a shining example of what a community can do.â Supporters who are interested in naming opportunities may contact HSSVâs Development Department for a personal tour at (408) 262-2133 ext. 134. Other supporters are encouraged to make a donation to the campaign or create their own HSSV personal fundraising page online. All proceeds from these services support the Center's life saving work.
For more information visit www.hssv.org.