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2012-2013 Green County Humane Society Endowment


Endowment Supports New Animal Shelter Fund Goes Hand in Hand with Capital Campaign


size of the Society’s old facility. Planning for the support and maintenance of their upgraded operations was important, too. So before construction began, they created an endowment fund.


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“Any 501(c )(3) needs assurance that it can maintain itself in the future,” said John Baumann, chair of the Humane Society’s capital campaign. “I really feel the endowment is an insurance policy for the long-term survival of the organization.”


lanning for the future was important to the project leaders of the new Green County Humane Society building. With long-term needs in mind, they proposed a nearly 14,000 square foot building, more than four times the


John Baumann, center, presents a check for the GCHS Endowment Fund to Linda Gebhardt, left, and Ron Spielman, right.


In addition, Baumann believed that the $900,000 capital campaign would have more success if leaders showed the foresight to create the endowment right away. “Some key stakeholders wanted assurance of the Humane Society’s staying power,” he said. “The endowment gave donors confidence in the capital campaign.”


Bauman, the CEO of Colony Brands of Monroe, led by example. Last December, Colony Brands made a gift of $400,000 to the Green County Humane Society Endowment Fund. In addition, Colony Brands employees selected the Endowment Fund as the recipient of $27,000 of their earned service allocations.


“We want to make sure this state-of-the-art facility is around for many years to come,” said Baumann.


Janean Boss, left, certified veterinary technician, and Dr. Hadley DeJaynes, right, veterinarian, finish an exam on a resident in the Green County Humane Society’s new Intake Room. The Intake Room is used for animal evaluations, vaccinations, and veterinarian visits.


The Humane Society moved into their new facility in January. The endowment fund stands as a ready resource ensuring that the Society can carry out its mission of advocacy for companion animals far into the future.


www.cfsw.org 2012-2013 Annual Report


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