Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) concluded a highly successful year of fundraising in 2012 by distributing $90,000 in grants to eleven Virginia organizations that protect and serve animals in need.
The 2012 ARF grants went to The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center; The Middleburg Humane Foundation; The Fauquier SPCA; Cause Fur Paws; The Equine Rescue League; The Gingersnap Girls; Golden Dreams; Save the Tails, Inc; The Virginia German Shepherd Rescue; WAAAG and Senior Pets,501(c)(3) pending.
ARF’s 2012 Animal Night, sponsored by David Roux, Ron Bradley, Howard Wilkins, Manley Johnson and Ken Rietz, raised the largest percentage of funds for distribution with ARF’s annual Estate Sale and Dog Fest/Family Barbeque benefits making important contributions to the 2012 Grant Fund.
Established in 2011 by a group of animal loving individuals with years of fund-raising experience, ARF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that raises money for groups that serve animals in need.
Every member of the ARF organization is a volunteer. There is no paid staff and no costly office space with attendant overhead and equipment costs to eat into funds raised.
All proceeds from ARF events are distributed in the year they are raised.
ARF’s board of directors includes Patricia E. Bschorr, Colleen M. Hahn, Mary W. Johnson, Danielle Kazmier, Ursula Landsrath, Manisha Saraf Morris, Jennifer Richards and Rhonda Whilkins.
Read the story in the Middleburg Eccentric, January 31, 2013 edition.