Leadership Circle and Donors

In 2010, Portage Animal Protective League established Leadership Circle. Membership is granted to donors who provide financial support to Portage APL by contributing $1,000 or more annually.

Contributions from Leadership Circle members help nearly a thousand animals who come to the shelter each year because they have been injured, abused, surrendered, or abandoned. These animals receive food, shelter, and medical care for as long as needed until each adoptable animal finds a “forever home.” Leadership Circle funds also support humane investigations. Reports of abandonment, cruelty, and neglect reach into the thousands. Contributions are also used to educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership and to offer low-cost spay and neuter clinics that help reduce pet overpopulation.

Our accomplishments are significant but our work is not done, and we face continuing challenges. We succeed primarily because of donations from the community. The need for resources is constant, and Leadership Circle members make the difference in our ability to maintain these critical services.

Portage APL speaks for the animals who have no voice. Your decision to join Leadership Circle will help ensure that their needs are met. Renewing your membership each year will make a powerful statement about your commitment to help the injured, unwanted, or abused animals in Portage County.

Leadership Circle Membership

© Become a member of Leadership Circle by contributing a total of $1,000 or more within a one-year period (calendar year).

© Achieve Leadership Circle “Sustaining Member” status by continuing to donate $1,000 or more each year. Leadership Circle “Life Member” status is granted when you reach the $5,000 mark. “Life Member” status may also serve as the first step in establishing a long-term plan to provide continuing support.

© As a member of Leadership Circle, renew your yearly commitment to provide financial support, attend Portage APL special events, share your ideas with the Executive Director, contribute time and talents if you choose, and encourage community leaders and other citizens throughout Portage County to support the mission and goals of Portage APL.

Benefits for Leadership Circle Members 

© Recognition and induction at the Portage APL Annual “Paws to Honor” Dinner

© Certificate and special pin designating your Leadership Circle membership status

© Acknowledgment in Tattle Tails and other Portage APL publications

© Communications with the Executive Director and an invitation to tour Portage APL shelter

2014 Sustaining Leadership


Pat Bingham

Tom & Mary Cochran

Christine Coiner & Dr. Deborah Grant

Kathy Cordaro

Harold DuBois

Helen D’Ianni

David Taylor & Erica Eckert

Michael & Tracy Farrell

Sandy Krutz

Bob &Jennifer Larson

Alan & Judith Mail

Alan & Louise Mellott

Nick Leacoma

Eileen Petridis

Tracy Resseger

Pat & Sherri Riley

William & Blanche Wetherholt

Richard Schaak

Michael Stacey

Pam Valentine

Maureen Wegenek

New 2014 Leadership Circle Members

Sara Akins

Barbara Berry

Mary Ann Bigler

Richard & Mildred Breckenridge

Mike Coss

Laura Davis

Nancy Geiger

Mary Howitt

Joyce & George Jyurovat

Charlie Karakis

Kathy Willis

Anne Wirth

Jean Wucherer

Sustaining Life Members

Eileen Hogan

David & Maureen Kemmerle

Nancy Mitchell

Wendell Parr

John & Mary Perry

William Robenstine

James & Jean Baker

Thurl & Karen Carmany

Cheryl Casper

Karen Fox & Rick Stump

James & Kathryn Lamb

Bruce McBrian

Dr. Alan W. Steggles

New 2014 Life Members

Wendy Bellinger

Ted & Bev Bickley

Lou and KC Carrigg

Joe & Vicki Ferrara

Janet Hallaran

Kim Hardesty

Julius and Joann Heil

Barbara Hodous

Murali Shanker

Helen Weingart

Barbara Ziegler