Our annual Heart of Gold Society Reception celebrates the generosity of our treasured supporters and offers special recognition to our evening’s awardees.

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, President, will update everyone on our ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response and debut our Virtual Video Tour, which demonstrates how quickly and efficiently our hospitals and programs adapted so we could continue to ensure animals received the highest level of care.

Featured Speaker

Brandy Kuentzel, General Counsel, Senior VP of Advocacy & Public Policy, will introduce Shelter PALS Legal & Policy (Shelter PALS), the first-ever free legal service for animal shelters. Shelter PALS leverages the expertise of the best minds in animal welfare, and channels significant legal aid to animal shelters. We champion policy change and counsel shelter clients to reduce imbalances of knowledge and resources that result in poor outcomes for animals. 

This will be a unique event to celebrate all that you make possible.

WHEN: October 14, 2020, 6:00-6:45pm
WHERE: Invite-Only Virtual Event

WHEN: October 14, 2020, 6:00-6:45pm

WHERE: Invite-Only Virtual Reception


Partnership in Fundraising Award
Grace Perkins and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation

Society Engagement Award
Barbara Kitagawa

Youth in Service Award
Isabella Hochschild

Legacy Tribute Award
Donald A. Shepherd

Humane Hero Award
Rich Garvin 

To view a gallery of photographs from last year’s event, click here.

The Heart of Gold Society recognizes those who contribute $1,000 or more each year, providing crucial funding for our lifesaving programs and services. Visit us here to learn more about the Heart of Gold society. We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us anytime at 415-554-3029 or development@sfspca.org

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