Give Where It Matters®

Our Full Mission Statement: is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. In addition to creating and operating a suite of Signature Programs, has given over $250 million in cash and product grants to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward our mission.

We work mainly in the core areas of:

  • Alleviating and addressing the root causes of world hunger and food insecurity, and promoting peaceful co-existence.
  • Early detection and treatment of breast cancer and other widespread health concerns, particularly in women.
  • Preventing and treating childhood illness, disease and other children’s health and well-being concerns.
  • Promoting children’s literacy and education.
  • Protecting and restoring the environment.
  • Providing care and feeding of rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries and addressing the root causes of their conditions.

To date, has given over $250 million in cash and in-kind grants.

View our Annual Report for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and see all the good we've accomplished thanks to our incredible donors and partners!

Our Partnership with strives to connect a passionate audience with simple online tools to make the world a better place. They turn your desire to make a difference into tangible, documented support for charities that help people, save pets, and improve the planet. By connecting millions of caring people like you, has created an online community with real power to change the world. is proud to have given more than $50 million in cash grants to non-profit charities around the world through since 1999.

Millions have received help and assistance because of your efforts: hungry families fed, pets rescued, rainforests saved, breast cancer caught and treated, children helped to achieve a brighter future, and so much more.

With so many simple, easy ways to be involved – from a free click to a direct donation that funds a specific program – your smallest actions online matter.

Our Financials

We want you to know how your money is spent, and we only support projects that demonstrate impact. We are audited yearly by an independent firm, and we make our annual 990 statements public.

Download our most recent Audited Financials and IRS 990 forms here:

Spent on Programs in FY 2019
Given in Grants in FY 2019

Meet Our Staff

Liz Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Minter

Legal Counsel

Chris Balaski

Chief Operating Officer

Jemimah Okantey

Chief Financial Officer

Noah Horton

Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Asher

Founder and Director - Rescue Bank Program

Jennifer Fermon

Director of Impact

Dafny Vogel

Director of Digital Donor Engagement

Jim Kober

Director of Content

Denise St. Jean

Public Relations Director

Rowena Koenig

Director of Partnerships

Lesley McCave

Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer

Patricia Cogley

Director of Girls' Voices

Susan Rosenberg

Director of International Animal Programs

Denise Bash

Director of Disaster Response

Tom Van Devender

Director of Biodiversity Programs

Mario Cirett

Madrean Discovery Expeditions Program Manager

Bryna Donnelly

Director of Rescue Rebuild, Family & Pet Projects

Sue Vilsack

National Programs and Logistics Director - Rescue Bank Program

Brooke Nowak

Director of People and Planet Programs

Zach Baker

Director of Rescue Rebuild, Animal Shelter Projects

Melissa Vecera

Director of In-Kind Operations

Sára Varsa

Director of Special Projects

Carl LoPresti

Staff Accountant

Sean Cherry

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Ashlee Marinez

Senior Email Marketing Manager

Brittany John

Manager of Education Programs

Kathy Poritzky

Operations Manager - Rescue Bank Program

Melanie Meadows

Affiliates Manager - Rescue Bank Program

Christie Rogero

Program Manager - The Jackson Galaxy Project

Tammy Miller

Coordinator of The Jackson Galaxy Project and Cat Pawsitive

Matthew Russick

Program Manager - Rescue Rebuild

Kimberly Spina

Program Manager - Rescue Rebuild

Karla Ball

Grants Administrator

Will Pallister

Grant Writer & Researcher

Bonnie Aguilar

Donor Relations Manager

Rachel Hiebert

Program Manager, Rescue Rebuild

Hannah Seaman

Media Marketing Manager

Marina Maskaykina

Marketing & Design Coordinator

Danielle Bennett

Administrative and Bookkeeping Assistant

Lexi Browne

Marketing Coordinator

Kalli Spackeen

Office Manager and Assistant

Ellie Snyder

Junior Copywriter & Program Assistant

Casey Paholski

Program Manager, Rescue Rebuild

Ryan McFarland

Program Manager, Rescue Rebuild

Nate Borger

Program Manager, Rescue Rebuild

Sarah Aguilar

Foster Program Manager

Meet Our Board

David Yaskulka

Board Chair

David Samuelson

Board Vice Chair

John Gehrt

Board Treasurer

Julia Christophersen

Board Secretary

Jackson Galaxy

Board Member

Greg Hesterberg

Board Member

Eve Higgs

Board Member

Kimberly Klintworth

Board Member

Janis Rosenthal

Board Member

Julie Ryan

Board Member

Jam Stewart

Board Member

Jeffery R. Zuba, D.V.M.

Board Member

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