Our Friends And Supporters
Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) was recently awarded a grant from The Gifford Foundation as part of the Animal Welfare Organization Volunteer Capacity Building Program in 2014. SANS was a participant in this collaborative, consultant-facilitated capacity building program which was hosted by The Gifford Foundation for animal welfare organizations in Central New York. This program focused on the development and enhancement of volunteers for SANS. The goal of the program is to increase volunteer participation, benefitting SANS mission to provide low cost spay and neuter services for low income household pets, students, veterans and animal rescuers in the Syracuse area.
As a result of this program, SANS improved the organization's management and marketing tools and increased recruitment of volunteers through local events. The Gifford Foundation grant will be applied to new marketing materials for volunteer recruitment and fundraising, and supporter outreach. SANS thanks The Gifford Foundation for their support of our efforts to reduce animal overpopulation.
The Gifford Foundation was established in 1954 as a private foundation serving Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York community. The Foundation supports individuals and organizations through grants and initiatives that build on community assets and promote positive change in the community. For further information visit the website at www.giffordfoundation.org. The Gifford Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary year.
Thanks again to O'Brien & Gere, an engineering company with over 850 scientists, engineers, construction, and operations personnel located in offices across the U.S., for awarding a $500 Leadership grant to Spay and Neuter Syracuse!
Thanks to the volunteers including Rob, Yvonne, Christine, Lynsi, Donna, Debbie and Mike who represented SANS at the 2014 AmeriCU Credit Union Wine and Chocolate Festival, presented by Alex and Ani and Upstate Medical University College of Nursing. Over $230 was raised for SANS! Thanks for supporting SANS!
SANS would like the thank the Cirque d’ Vin Wine Club for the opportunity to speak at the September wine tasting event. In addition to having the opportunity to discuss our mission with over 80 people, a 50/50 raffle was held at the event raising over $200 for SANS! We would also like the thank Yvonne Hooker for helping organize the event and selling raffle tickets.
Thanks to the volunteers including Ellen, Sue, Meagan, Teresa and Selena who represented SANS at the 2014 Canine Carnival hosted by the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation. As a result of the work at the event, $700 was raised! We are so grateful that these volunteers took the time to help us with this event.
Thanks to Beaver Lakes Animal Hospital and Dr. Sandra Fitzpatrick for the raffle which raised $102 for Spay and Neuter Syracuse.
Thanks again to Dr. Sandra Fitzpatrick for her fundraising efforts with the Syracuse Chiefs for the "Strike out the pet overpopulation Campaign" which raised $2,100 for Spay and Neuter Syracuse.
Thanks to Wayne Mahar for attending the PAWCASSO 2014 event! SANS presented Wayne the Spay and Neuter Syracuse Outstanding Service Award, in appreciation for his generous commitment of support of Spay and Neuter Syracuse.
Awards were also presented to Lisa Chelenza for her many years of serving as both the Event Manager and as the hostess for PAWCASSO and to Christine Dillingham to recognize her dedication and support of the SANS clinic.