’43 Friends is meant to engage Pittsburgh’s most creative, ambitious and philanthropic professionals to support Animal Friends’ lifesaving mission. As a result, this select group of 43 professionals (and the pets who inspire them!) will be honored for their career success, involvement in our community and contribution to the growth of our region.

You may be wondering … why 43? The number 43 was chosen as a way for us to reflect on our humble beginnings as a matchmaking service for unwanted pets when we were founded in 1943 but to also celebrate how Animal Friends has progressed into the full-service companion animal resource center that we are today.

And, we know that with the commitment of this group of 43 friends, Animal Friends will be able to continue to put forth progressive and compassionate solutions for the challenges that threaten the well-being of our animal friends. Through their time, energy and talent, lives will be saved and communities will be enriched.

We simply cannot wait to celebrate the success of our '43 Friends.

The candidates of '43 Friends will each commit to raising at least $2,500 for individuals and $4,000 for teams of two. Fundraising will occur from May to September 2018.

Other candidate requirements are:

  • No age restrictions – professionals of all ages are encouraged to participate.
  • Must work within a field or industry that is contributing to the growth of our region.
  • Permit Animal Friends to use his/her name, photograph and story to promote '43 Friends.
  • Attend all mandatory events, including but not limited to the kick-off reception on May 2 and closing ceremony at Black Tie & Tails.
  • All fundraising must be completed by Sept. 21, 2018. If fundraising commitments have not been met by this date, the remaining balance will need to be personally fulfilled by the honoree(s).


Nomination Form

To nominate a professional (or yourself!), complete the nomination form below.

I would like to nominate the following person to be considered as a 2018 honoree for '43 Friends:

Is this nomination for an individual or a team of two? Individual    Team of Two   
Zip Code 
Primary Phone 
Primary Email 
Date of Birth 
Job Title 
Does the nominee's employer offer a matching gift program? Yes    No   
Does the nominee currently have a connection with Animal Friends? Yes    No   
Where did the nominee grow up? 
What professional organizations is the nominee affiliated with? 
Describe the nominee in one word 
What do you hope the nominee will gain with this experience? 
How has Animal Friends impacted the nominee or how could Animal Friends impact it in the future? 
Why would the nominee be a good candidate for '43 Friends? 
If this is a nomination for someone other than yourself, please include your name and phone number 



Animal Friends

Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center
562 Camp Horne Road | Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.847.7000 | Fax: 412.847.7001
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