The AKC Humane Fund Welcomes Over 150 Members

The AKC Humane Fund Welcomes Over 150 Members

Over 150 individuals, AKC Delegates, AKC clubs, corporations, organizations and individuals have joined the AKC Humane Fund to raise awareness for responsible dog ownership. Over 40 AKC Delegates and Clubs have joined the AKC Humane Fund as Founding Members. These pioneer Delegates and Clubs include:

Joan Urban
Carl Ashby III
Jaime Ashby
Louis Auslander
Eric Bergishagen
Gayle Bontecou
Wayne Boyd
Viola Burgos
Rey Burgos
Thomas Davies
James Dok
Polly Fleming
Bryant Freeman
Jeffrey Helsdon
David Hopkins
Alan Kalter
Ann Lettis
Cecil Mann
Ronald Menaker
David Merriam
Sally Poole
Cornelia Schaefer
Charles Schaefer
Torie Steele
Connie Vanacore
Cindy Vogels
Baytown Kennel Club
Catonsville Kennel Club
Clumber Spaniel Club of America
Ladies Kennel Association of America
National Capital Kennel Club
New Castle Kennel Club
Newfoundland Club of America
Newton Kennel Club
Park Shore Kennel Club, Inc.
Potomac Hound Club
Progressive Dog Club
Queensboro Kennel Club
Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club
Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego
Westbury Kennel Association, Inc.

The AKC Humane Fund unites a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Monies raised may fund grants to organizations that

  • educate adults and children about responsible pet ownership

  • provide for the health and well being of all dogs

  • preserve and celebrate the human-animal bond and the evolutionary relationship between dogs and mankind.

Clubs, individuals and organizations who join The AKC Humane Fund as Founding Members with a contribution of $1000 or more are commemorated with a permanent plaque at the Wall of Honor in the American Kennel Club's New York headquarters. Founder plaques may also honor or memorialize a special friend, family member or dog.

The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the AKC Humane Fund are tax deductible as allowed by law. Your contribution will go a long way toward preserving and enhancing the bonds we cherish with our pets.

For information about the AKC Humane Fund and how to become a member, contact Daphna Straus at To donate or become a Founding Member, click here.