President’s Council

Your kindness and generosity mean something more to animals in need

Your support is absolutely essential to assisting thousands of animals every year….

  • Less than 1% of charitable giving in the U.S. goes to animal welfare organizations
  • A very limited number of corporations and foundations donate to animal-related causes
  • The ARL receives no government or public funding

When you make an annual gift of $1000 or above to the ARL, you truly make our work possible.

While animals cannot say “thank you” for making a difference in their lives, we sure can!

To thank and acknowledge supporters who have made helping animals in need a priority, we provide membership in the ARL’s President’s Council.  Each President’s Council gift level includes benefits and exclusive opportunities to see first-hand the impact of your donation.

Learn more about President’s Council Gift Levels

There are many ways to make a leadership gift! 

  • Join our Champions Circle monthly donor program!  $84 a month = $1000 a year for animals in need
  • Does your company match your charitable contributions? Your donation of $500 + company match of $500 = $1000 to animals in need
  • Contact Caitlin Oates, senior manager, President’s Council, at (617) 226-5690 to learn more about making a leadership gift or donate online now


President’s Council Gift Levels

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Let us thank YOU….

In 2014, 15,100 animals received care and assistance through our law enforcement and rescue services, shelter and community veterinary medicine, and innovative animal care at our three shelters in Boston, Brewster, and Dedham.

None of this work would be possible without leadership donors who want to improve the protection and treatment of animals in our community.

Members of our President’s Council receive special acknowledgment and benefits based on gift level.

We want to make you feel a part of a compassionate community that shares your commitment to helping animals in need!

Read more about the benefits associated with each gift level below.

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Member Benefits

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  • An ARL personal contact dedicated to helping to you
  • Invitation for a private behind the scenes tour of our shelters for you and your guests
  • Two tickets to our Fall Educational Forum and Whiskers and Wine spring social
  • Insider update emails and newsletter
  • Acknowledgment in annual reports

  • All SUPPORTER benefits
  • Sustainer level listing on
  • Eligibility to win a President’s Council Award

  • All SUPPORTER and SUSTAINER benefits 
  • Benefactor level listing on
  • A limited edition Animal Rescue League of Boston Tee Shirt
  • Additional tickets to events

  • Advocate level listing on
  • Customized ARL notecards for your personal use
  • Invitation to meet with our President and hear the vision for the future of the organization



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Exclusive Events

Exclusive Events


All President’s Council Donors will receive tickets to exclusive events including:

The ARL Fall Forum:  Focusing on key issues in animal welfare, the ARL Fall Forum is an educational event  featuring special guests and ARL staff speakers to help President's Council members learn more about important animal welfare issues.

Whiskers & Wine: This spring social event will bring together our President’s Council donors, invited guests, with ARL staff to thank you for supporting animals in need.

Contact Caitlin Oates, senior manager, President's Council, at or (617) 226-5690.


Caitlin for Pres Council Page

Caitlin Oates, senior manager of the ARL President's Council, and her dog and ARL alum Liam, can help answer your questions about making a leadership gift to help animals in need.