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Silver Paws Gala

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Sat, Oct 27 2018

Sponsorship Pitch

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
#Charity & Causes  #Animal Welfare  #Dinner or Gala

About our event

Ahoy, Matey! Join Young at Heart for a fun-filled evening that ensures Young at Heart can continue its mission to rescue and find loving homes for senior pets in need. This enchanting night embraces the hidden treasure that senior dogs and cats can be, and ye'r sure to have an incredible time at our 2018 Silver Paws Gala!

Young at Heart’s 7th annual Silver Paws is an exciting night of live music, cocktails, dinner & dessert, plus silent and live auctions, all to benefit the rescued senior pets of Young at Heart. 350+ pet lovers will attend this event, presenting a fantastic opportunity for your business to support a unique and charitable cause.

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Attendees Demographics

Gender Distribution

45%
55%

Expected Audience

251-500

Sponsorship Opportunities

This very special night is the most important fundraiser of the year for Young at Heart. While you enjoy an evening of pirate revelry, you'll be ensuring that Young at Heart can continue its mission to rescue and rehome senior pets. The funds raised during the Silver Paws gala provide comprehensive medical care to rescued senior pets, readying them for adoption and ensuring that all of their health needs are addressed while in Young at Heart's care. The evening also supports our Sanctuary Program, which provides permanent residence to rescued senior pets with complex medical needs.

Don your best cocktail attire (and add a bit of pirate finery if you dare), enjoy a fine cup of grog, and help older dogs and cats get the second chances they deserve! Sponsor Silver Paws today!

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Dawn Kemper – Executive Director and Founder of Young at Heart
BS in Communications/Advertising from University of Illinois

As founder and executive director of Young at Heart Pet Rescue, I am first and foremost committed to the financial stability, growth, and future of Young at Heart Pet Rescue and are excited about reaching our goal to build the Midwest’s first adoption center and sanctuary for senior pets later this year in Woodstock, IL.

I began my career in Advertising, where I learned the art of branding and marketing, both of which I apply to the promotion of Young at Heart and its events. My love of animals called me back into the world of dogs and cats, and I now have over 20 years of experience in Animal Sheltering. My experience includes managing kennel staff, animal intakes and outcomes, animal care including training & behavioral issues, basic veterinary care, volunteer coordination, foster home coordination, fundraising and development, and public and donor relations.

I founded Young at Heart Senior Pet Rescue in response to the lack of resources for older pets in shelters. Older animals are often first in line to be euthanized in municipal shelters for no reason other than their age. I will be the first to tell you that a senior pet is the most special pet you will ever have in your life, and practice what I preach. I have six senior pets at home; 4 senior dogs and two senior cats. As one of the few organizations in the entire country that specializes in senior dogs AND cats, we have found a very important niche and because of that, our support base has grown steadily each year, and we are changing the landscape of what traditional shelters are doing with older pets in their care.

The businesses that support Young at Heart are supporting an organization that is using every resource to make the world a better place in our corner of animal welfare. I hope you will join us in our mission to provide senior dogs and cats with a safe haven to ensure they live with comfort, compassion, and companionship in their golden years.

Thank you for your consideration!

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