Our 2020 Capital Campaign
This year is a special one for The Washington County Humane Society. Not only are we celebrating 60 years of service to our community, we broke ground on a renovation project that will allow us to continue serving the people and animals of Washington County for decades to come.
This is our vision for the future. A new, modern facility that will provide a comfortable, stress-free environment for animals in our care and offer space to accommodate quality educational and outreach programs for children and adults in our community.
Much of the $7 million project cost has been funded through a combination of WCHS reserves and gifts from individuals, foundations and estates. We need your help to raise the final $450,000.
When you make a donation to our capital campaign you’ll be making a difference that will benefit our community for generations, and we will be honored to publicly recognize your generosity. We offer a range of opportunities for naming rights within the newly renovated spaces and across our programming, ranging from $2,500 to $3.5 million.
We’re fiscally responsible. We’ve met our operating budget each of the last 23 years. Of every dollar donated, 87 cents goes to direct service.
We’re making a difference. Phase 1 of the renovation was completed in 2018. Since then we’ve seen less illness among animals, faster recovery of those that are sick and lower average lengths of stays.
We’re building on that success. Phases II-IV will create a more functional and inviting place for two and four legged beigns and streamline our efficiencies. The building will meet the deeper social, spiritual and emotional values inherent to the work you trust us to do.
We’re committed to our community. The new building will allow us to expand our relationship with the community, reaching 20% more children and adults and adopt out 20% more animals.
We’re invested too. Nearly 20% of the total project cost, $1.3 million, is being funded through dollars we’ve saved over the years here at WCHS. We’re committed to our mission and our future!