“It was a night that exceeded expectations!”

And our awesome Gala volunteers made that happen. A round of a-paws …

  • To the early birds who set-up the silent auction tables during the heat of the day! Bravo for packaging and organizing the beautiful silent auction table displays.
  • To the check-in volunteers who warmly welcomed our guests and made this process quick and easy! As the first point of contact, you were gracious and set the tone for the night!
  • To the greeters and champagne volunteers who were another happy point of contact for our guests. They felt special, especially once they got a glass of bubbly in their hands and were sent on their way into the shelter for the behind the scenes tour.
  • To our shelter monitors and Pawsport Station volunteers who instructed guests to follow the paw prints to the five Pawsport Stations. Thank you, too, for fielding so many questions and comments as guests “oooh’d and ahhh’d” at the shelter animals!
  • To the Mobile Bidding Buddies who engaged our guests at the silent auction tables and helped them navigate the new mobile bidding app. You were invaluable in making this new system of bidding easy peasy!
  • To our puppy and kitten handlers for getting our wee critters ready for their “photo op” with guests; and to our photo booth monitor for managing the lines and costumes!
  • To the dog treat bar volunteers who had the enviable task of packaging-up treats for our canine guests.
  • To our “doggie valets” for managing some of the canine guests during the event and responding kindly to any request.

Thank you to each and every one of the Gala volunteers for going above and beyond for Marin Humane. And, for exceeding our expectations for pulling off an event of this size and scope. We heard comments of praise from many of our guests about the presence, friendliness, and helpfulness of all of our volunteers. Yes, we are truly lucky to have such amazing and inspiring volunteers!

It was a first time event of this magnitude held at the shelter and we simply could not have done it without you!

And, finally, what you’ve all been waiting for … drum roll, please … the Gala raised $598,000! Thank you for making this an exceptional, record-breaking event for the shelter animals!