Development Board | PAWS Chicago

Development Board

Coming together, making an impact

PAWS Chicago Development Board members serve as ambassadors to the Chicago community.

They are impassioned animal lovers that are accomplished professionals, representing a broad range of corporate, philanthropic and civic organizations. Board members are engaged in the issue of pet homelessness and committed to helping PAWS Chicago obtain the resources it needs to continue to grow lifesaving programs and ultimately build a No Kill community.


 

Raising Awareness

Development Board members are true ambassadors of PAWS Chicago and homeless animals, raising awareness in their professional, civic and social circles. They serve as PAWS Chicago representatives at signature events each year, from engaging passers-by at Angels with Tails adoption events each summer to supporting lifesaving adoptions and outreach while volunteering to hosting our most important fundraising events.

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Providing Support

The Development Board is charged with providing, facilitating and securing the resources needed to operate PAWS Chicago’s life-saving programs. With continued growth every year, the Development Board’s efforts continue to expand, including:

  • Leading two signature fundraising events: the Beach Party in July and the Fur Ball in November
  • Overseeing the annual Desktop Calendar, featuring community members and their pets
  • Contributing and raising funds to support the PAWS Chicago Adoption Centers, the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic and outreach and education programs

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Requirements

All Development Board members are expected to become or solicit event sponsorship, providing annual support that is fully tax deductible and directly supports PAWS Chicago’s operations. Involvement in Board committees and volunteering is encouraged.

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Join

New members are accepted on an ongoing basis. To begin the application process, they are asked to submit a resume and a statement of interest. From there, a Development Board or PAWS Chicago representative will meet with the applicant. 

If you are interested in joining the PAWS Chicago Development Board, please send an email to developmentboard@pawschicago.org with a resume and statement of interest included.

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Development Board Members

Melissa Canning, President

  • Carol E. Allerton
  • Suzanne H. Bachman
  • Nancy Baird
  • Juliana Barrish
  • Kirsten Barrish
  • Margaret Bentley
  • Sharon P. Bergen
  • Aileen N. Blackwell
  • Lynn Block
  • Renata M. Block
  • Robert Block
  • Benjamin Bornstein
  • Barrie L. Brejcha
  • Scott Burdick
  • Jessica S. Canning
  • Melissa Canning
  • Pam G. Carey
  • Deborah L. Chapman
  • Hsing Chen
  • Renee Chez
  • Terri D'Ancona
  • Angela DeMars
  • Elaine M. Duffens
  • Matthew E. Duvall
  • Kathryn Edwards
  • Phillip Emigh
  • Alexis Fasseas
  • Paula Fasseas
  • Candace F. Fates
  • Ellie Feldmann
  • Susan Foley
  • Virginia L. Follmer-Stafman
  • Susan Frank
  • Wayne R. Gailis
  • Sarah Galioto
  • Kimberly L. Gleeson
  • Suzanne A. Glickman
  • Christine Gnutek
  • Judy Goldberg
  • William I. Goldberg
  • Paula Goldman
  • Joshua Goldschmidt
  • Alison Gramenos
  • Elly R. Greenspahn
  • Ramona D. Griffin
  • Bruce Haas
  • Margie E. Habermann
  • Neil Hackler
  • Gary Haut
  • Beth Hayden
  • Frances C. Henkel
  • Stephanie Henry
  • Virginia H. Holden
  • Kelly Hondru
  • Douglas Horwich
  • Courtney Howell Freeman
  • Shari Johnson
  • Candace Jordan
  • Robert Kabakoff
  • Susie L. Karkomi
  • Erica Kelly
  • Shanna Khan
  • David M. Klaskin
  • Michelle L. Koss
  • Anthony Kremer, DVM
  • Paige Krueger
  • Claudia Langman
  • Lisa Latessa
  • Cheri Lawrence
  • Jennifer Lugo
  • Nancy MacIntosh
  • Amy Mack
  • Joanna Mallers
  • Elaine Markoutsas
  • Anita L. Mauro
  • Daniel P. Mauro
  • Thomas F. McGuire
  • Sarah McNally
  • Chloe Mendel
  • Tinsley Mercer
  • Irene Michaels
  • Amy Mick
  • Julie B. Miller
  • Michele Mistovich
  • Robert A. Montgomery
  • Rita Moore
  • Lisa E. Mullaney
  • Pam Myerson
  • Scott Newman
  • Nancy Officer
  • Daphne Ortiz
  • Joe Panarese
  • Bridget Penney
  • Anne Marie Peretz
  • Ashley W. Pettit
  • Stephanie Prousis
  • Suzanne J. Prysak
  • Nadia M. Quarles, Esq.
  • Ashley Quicksilver
  • Jenny Kustra-Quinn
  • Laurie Randolph
  • David Rekhson
  • Vasoula Rekhson
  • Frances E. Renk
  • Barbara Rinella
  • Sharon Rosenthal
  • Laura Sachs
  • Nancy Santi
  • Regina Savage
  • Dan Segura
  • Mitch D. Serrano
  • Maria Smithburg
  • Peggy G. Sorenson
  • Patricia S. Spratt
  • Bonnie L. Spurlock
  • Dale Stackler
  • Mika Stambaugh
  • Nancy E. Sterling
  • Jill Stewart
  • Edmund Sweeney
  • Lesley Sweeney
  • Robin Tennant
  • Nancy Timmers
  • Andrew G. Tobin
  • Judith K. Tullman
  • Mark A. Vangorder
  • Carol Walter
  • Lindsay Carlton
  • Julie E. Weisler
  • Pat Welch
  • Kristine Wexler
  • Ludan Wu
  • Heather Yeager
  • Michael Yetnikoff