President’s Council


What is the President’s Council?

The President’s Council is a special group of leadership donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

President’s Council members are among our most loyal and compassionate supporters. Their dedication and generosity provide the critical resources needed to care for animals where they belong, connect community resources, strengthen laws, and raise awareness to prevent animal neglect and abuse everywhere.

Membership is an extraordinary opportunity to changes the lives of local families, animals, and neighborhoods.

Our work would not be possible without the President’s Council – we receive NO government or public funding and we must rely on the kindness and generosity of our most trusted supporters.

Are there membership perks?

We gratefully acknowledge leadership gifts with exclusive opportunities at the following levels…


  • Invitation to tour our shelters in Boston, Dedham, and Brewster
  • Recognition in ARL Annual Report
  • Invitation to you and a guest to Whiskers & Wine Spring Reception
  • Invitation to Fall Educational Forum Series


  • All of the above
  • Opportunity to name a shelter animal
  • Recognition on ARL website (optional)
  • Guided shelter tour with Animal Welfare Leader.


  • All of the above
  • Invitation to attend lunch with a Program Director or Animal Welfare Leader
  • Opportunity to join ARL’s Leadership Council


  • All of the above
  • Invitation to lunch with ARL President Mary Nee

$25,000 and above

  • All of the above
  • Opportunity to be featured in Our Four Footed Friends, ARL’s biannual magazine

How do I join the President’s Council?

The cumulative total of your giving between January 1 and December 31 of each year qualifies you for membership.

There are many ways to give including


For more information about the President’s Council, please email Jackie Smith or call (617) 226-5608.

Donor-Advised Funds
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