March Volunteers of the Month: 2015 Gala Planning Committee
The Heartland Farm Sanctuary Gala would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Gala Planning Committee. Thank you from all of us at Heartland.
2015 Gala Planning Committee
Lorri Houston, Chair
Eva Alvarez, Auction Displays
Selene Ammaccapane, Graphic Design
Carrie Calkins, Auction Acquisitions
Morgan Englehart, Auction Acquisitions
Laura Konkel, Auction and Beverage Sponsorships
Susan Serrault, Auction Acquisitions
Nicole Slania, Goody Bag Coordinator
Sunshine Stokes, Auction Acquisitions
Stephanie Weis, Auction Acquisitions
We reached 102, thanks to YOU! A big Heartland THANK YOU to every monthly pledge donor for helping us reach this milestone. We are SO grateful for your commitment. And if you haven’t become a STABLE SUPPORTER yet, please sign up today. Just $5 or $10 a month – when combined with hundreds of other caring monthly donors – makes a huge difference for the animals and kids who depend on Heartland.
Thank you, Gala Sponsors!
Thank YOU to all the caring companies and individuals for your 2015 GALA SPONSORSHIP and partnering with Heartland to build a Homestead of Healing for many more farm animals, and the kids who love them!
Cindy Buchko & Mark Knipfer
Madison Women’s Health
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
Ruffin’ It Resort
The Regal Find
Strang Bradley, LLC
Tracey Wood & Associates
Animal Spotlight: Gracie the Goose
Miss Gracie was transferred from a local animal shelter to Heartland in 2011. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner could no longer care for her. Her goose partner had passed away, and she was vulnerable to the winter and predators. Now, Gracie is one of the matriarchs of the Heartland barn. She used to follow the staff and volunteers around the farm, but now she has other waterfowl friends she loves to socialize with. She also enjoys hanging out with Amy, Heartland’s elderly sheep. Gracie’s other hobbies include honking for dinner, taking dips in her pool, and snacking on lettuce.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, located in Verona, Wisconsin, is the only dedicated farm animal sanctuary in Wisconsin. Heartland is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to provide care for farm animals in need, nurture people through the human-animal bond, and foster respect and kindness toward animals and each other.