’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 Animal Friends through individual fundraising efforts from June to August.
Other requirements are:
For more information, please contact Sarah Galiotto, Director of Individual & Foundation Giving, at SGaliotto@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org or 412.847.7095.
*Couples will commit to raising at least $3,000.
To nominate a professional (or yourself!), complete the nomination form below.
I would like to nominate the following person to be considered as a 2017 candidate for '43 Friends: