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.

Our dedicated members 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 grants or public funding and we must rely on the kindness and generosity of our most trusted supporters.


Your thoughtful investment in innovative care makes a difference for animals and the communities in which they live.

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Join the President’s Council

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


  • Subscription to our magazine, Our Four-Footed Friends
  • Opportunity to tour an Animal Care & Adoption Center
  • Recognition on ARL website


  • All of the above
  • Invitation to attend the Paws to Celebrate events in Boston, Dedham, Chatham, and Truro


  • All of the above
  • Invitation to the Annual Reception, hosted by the Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to be featured in an ARL publication

Thank you to our supportive President’s Council members!

View our member listing

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:

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Donate Now:

You can donate online or mail your donation (checks payable to the Animal Rescue League of Boston) to:

Animal Rescue League of Boston,
c/o Development
10 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026

To get more information, for assistance, or to make your gift by phone, please call our Development Department at 617-426-9170 x603

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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock not only help animals in need, they can also provide tax benefits including avoiding capital gains tax.

To donate stock or other appreciate securities, please contact Jackie Smith 

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Champions Circle 

The Champions Circle is a dedicated community of monthly givers who support shelter animals all year long as recurring donors. Your gift of $84 or more a month will qualify you for the President’s Council. Join today!


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Donor-Advised Funds If you have a donor-advised fund, you can make a grant recommendation to support ARL. You can use our DAF widget to initiate your request with just a few clicks.

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