SPCA Of Bradley County Launches Membership Campaign

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A person can have their name permanently displayed in the SPCA of Bradley County’s soon-to-open animal shelter on Johnson Boulevard by becoming a member of the organization before March 1. One can even have your name on the animal shelter as part of the naming opportunities for Founders.

Those joining the SPCA before March 1, will be recognized as charter members and will have their memberships recognized as part of a permanent display inside the new animal shelter. Membership levels begin at a donation amount of $10 annually (or a pledge to donate $1 per month for the next 12 months) for “Puppy Paws,” children ages 0-10. The top membership category, “SPCA Guardian Angel,” recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more per year.

In addition to individual membership, the SPCA provides membership categories for families, organizations and businesses. Explore membership levels, join and make a membership donation on the SPCA’s website at www.spcaofbradleycountytn.org.

Anyone joining at any level before March 1 will be considered a “charter member.” In addition to the display inside the shelter, charter members will be recognized at and participate in the ribbon cutting at the new shelter in early March.

Those who give donations of $500 or more in 2014 will be recognized as SPCA Founders. A wall inside the shelter will permanently display the names of the Founders, who will join board members in cutting the ribbon at the shelter’s grand opening.

Those joining at the “Best Friends” membership level ($500 to $999 annually) or the “Guardian Angels” membership level ($1,000 or more annually) will also have the opportunity to name one of the 20 kennels in the shelter for the remainder of 2014. Donors can choose to have their name, a family name, or an organization name displayed on the kennel. They can also sponsor the kennel in memory or in honor of a human or animal loved one.

In addition to the kennel-naming opportunity, the following additional naming opportunities are available:

• Permanent naming of the shelter, $50,000 donation.


• Permanent naming of the Dog Care Center, $25,000 donation.


• Permanent naming of the Small Animal Center, $20,000.

For more information about these naming opportunities, contact SPCA of Bradley County Development/Communications Director Beth Foster by email at  development@spcaofbradleycountytn.org or telephone at 423 457-2519.

The SPCA of Bradley County will seek to provide humane enforcement and sheltering for companion animals, while providing compassionate animal control services, under the No Kill Equation model. The SPCA of Bradley County has been awarded a contract from the Bradley County, Tenn. County Commission to provide animal care/control and sheltering for companion animals who are homeless, neglected, and abused within the county's jurisdictional boundaries. Property on Johnson Boulevard is currently being renovated to serve as the animal shelter and will be open in March 2014. 

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES:

SPCA Supporting Membership: Annual donation of $25 to $250, or a pledge to donate between $5 and $25 per month for 12 months. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events.

SPCA Patron Membership: Annual donation between $251 and $499, or a pledge to donate between $16 and $40 per month for 12 months. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events, SPCA of Bradley County Charter Member T-Shirt.

• SPCA Best Friends Membership: Annual donation between $500 and $999, or a pledge to donate between $45 and $85 per month for 12 months. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events, SPCA of Bradley County Charter Member T-Shirt. SPCA Best Friends members joining in 2014 will also be recognized as Founders and will have their gifts acknowledged as part of a permanent display inside the shelter.

• SPCA Guardian Angel Membership: Annual donation of more than $1,000, or a pledge to donate more than $100 per month for 12 months. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events, SPCA of Bradley County Charter Member T-Shirt. SPCA Guardian Angel members joining in 2014 will also be recognized as Founders and will have their gifts acknowledged as part of a permanent display inside the shelter. Guardian Angel members will also have the opportunity to name one of 20 kennels in the shelter for the remainder of 2014. This naming opportunity includes naming the kennels for the donors, in memory or in honor of someone they love, or to recognize their family, an organization, or their place of worship.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES (for children, students, seniors and families)

Puppy Paws Membership: For children ages 0-10, an annual donation of $10, or a pledge to donate $1 per month. For an additional $10 donation, Puppy Paws Members can receive a Charter Member T-Shirt. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events.

 •  Purrrfect Paws Membership: For Junior High and High School Students (age 11-18), an annual donation of $15, or a pledge to donate $2 per month. For an additional $10 donation, Purrrfect Paws Members can receive a Charter Member T-Shirt. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events.

 • Helping Paws Membership: For College Students of all ages, an annual donation of $20, or a pledge to donate $5 per month. For an additional $10 donation, Helping Paws Members can receive a Charter Member T-Shirt. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events.

• Silver Paws Membership: For senior citizens, ages 65 or older, an annual donation of $20, or a pledge to donate $5 per month. For an additional $10 donation, Silver Paws Members can receive a Charter Member T-Shirt. Receives an SPCA of Bradley County TN membership card, a subscription to the SPCA of Bradley County's quarterly newsletter, an invitation to special "members only" hours each month at the shelter, free or reduced admission at select SPCA of Bradley County TN events.

• Family Membership: An annual donation of $100, this membership category gets everyone in the family a membership card and free/reduced admission at select SPCA events. The entire family can attend monthly "members only" hours at the SPCA of Bradley County and the family receives a subscription to the quarterly SPCA of Bradley County newsletter. Four SPCA of Bradley County Charter Member T-Shirts are included with the membership.

GROUP AND BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

• Organizational member: This category is for groups who want to support the SPCA of Bradley County -- whether a book club, a Sunday school class, or a civic organization. Organizational membership is an annual donation of $200. The organization will receive a framed certificate to display. Members of the organization can attend select SPCA events at free/reduced cost, and can attend "members only" hours each month at the shelter. The organization will also be recognized in media releases, on Facebook, and in the quarterly newsletter.

• Youth Organizational member: This category is for school and youth groups who want to support the SPCA of Bradley County -- whether a 4-H Club, Scouting group or religious organization. Youth organizational membership is an annual donation of $100. The organization will receive a framed certificate to display. Members of the organization can attend select SPCA events at free/reduced cost, and can attend "members only" hours each month at the shelter. The organization will also be recognized in media releases, on Facebook, and in the quarterly newsletter.

• Small Business Membership: This membership category is for small businesses (with 50 employees or less) who want to support the SPCA of Bradley County. Small business membership is an annual donation of $200. The business will receive a framed certificate to display. Employees of the business can attend select SPCA events at free/reduced cost, and can attend "members only" hours each month at the shelter. The business will also be recognized in media releases, on Facebook, and in the quarterly newsletter.

Corporate Membership: This membership category is for businesses who make an annual donation of $2,000 or more. The business will be recognized with a permanent display inside the shelter and as a corporate sponsor on the SPCA website, in promotional literature, and at events. The business will receive a framed certificate to display and be recognized in media releases, on Facebook, and in the quarterly newsletter. Employees of the business can attend select SPCA events at free/reduced cost, and can attend “members only” hours each month at the shelter.

 




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