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 calendar year. Members are recognized throughout the following year.

© Maintain Leadership Circle Sustaining Member status by continuing to donate at the $1,000 level during subsequent years.

© Receive additional recognition after each five years of membership in Leadership Circle.  This recognition is granted to those who have continued to donate at the $1,000 level over longer periods of time.

© 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

Ten-Year Members

Phyllis J. Baker

Pat Bingham

Thurl and Karen Carmany

Lou and KC Carrigg

Tom and Mary Cochran

Helen D’Ianni

Erica Eckert and Dave Taylor

Tracey and Michael Farrell

Joseph and Vicki Ferrara

Karen Fox and Rick Stump

Barbara Hodous

Eileen Hogan

Mary Ann and Elwood Howitt

David and Maureen Kemmerle

Sandra Krutz

James and Kathryn Lamb

Robert and Jennifer Larson

Nick Leacoma

Alan and Judith Mail

Bruce and Paula McBrian

Dr. Nancy Mitchell

Wendell Parr

John and Mary Perry

William Robenstine

Murali Shanker

Dr. Alan W. Steggles

Ron and Angela Woods

Victoria Vincent

Barbara Ziegler

Five-Year Members

Wendy Bellinger

Ken and Elaine Bidinger

Suzanne Broadbent

Charles and Janet Brust

Linda Bunyan

Mary Champer

Christine Coiner and Dr. Deborah Grant

Mike and Jean Coss

Laura Davis and Tom Clapper

Karen Doseck

Janet Hallaran

Dean and Patricia Keller

Patrick and Stephanie Madonio

Fred Martin

Alan and Louise Mellott

Eileen Petridis

Pamela Valentine

Josephine Wardle

Maureen Wegenek

Laurel Wilcox

Wade and Michelle Williams

Anne Wirth

Beth Wunderlich

Sustaining Members

Timothy and Susan Bartlebaugh

Ronald Cantu

Jerry and Linda Craver

Darlene Doolittle Courson

Joan Dauber

Aurora Fussner

Nancy Geiger

Maureen Haska

Penny Hughes

Treva Jones

Charles and Nancy Madonio

Mary Kate Mead and Mary Devanzo

Judy Mink

Catherine Mueller

Kim Paulus

Annette Powers

Deborah Saito

Donald Sparks

Lori Stenger

Robin and Sharon Swaney

Susan and Ronald Trace

Mark and Erika Vlacovsky

New 2019 Leadership Members

Linda Clifford

Gay Marie Goden

Carol Hughes

Catherine Schellhammer

Patricia Shipp

Judith and Pete Stephens-Lorenz

Thomas and Tonya Trexler

Lifetime Members (before 2018)

Ted and Bev Bickley

Cheryl Casper

Kim Hardesty

Eileen Hogan

Sandra Jesionek