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PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE

Our President’s Circle recognizes our unique and special group of friends who donate over $1,000 annually. President’s Circle members are given special behind-the-scenes access and benefits to enhance their connection to our work so they can see the impact of their gifts.

Year after year, our President's Circle members demonstrate a level of generosity that is truly transformative.

For more information about our President's Circle, please contact Bridget Keenan at 408-262-2133, x133 – or email her at bkeenan@hssv.org.

Membership Levels
Pearl Paws $1,000 - $2,499
Amethyst Paws $2,500 - $4,999
Ruby Paws $5,000 - $9,999
Sapphire Paws $10,000 - $24,999
Emerald Paws $25,000 - $49,999
Diamond Paws $50,000 or more

As a President’s Circle member, you will get closer to our mission by experiencing it firsthand. Maybe you’ve always wanted to ride along on a rescue mission - giving abused or abandoned animals a second chance. Perhaps you’d like to learn how your gift transforms feline lives while sitting at tea with our President. Or host a child’s birthday party at our Animal Community Center and see how your generosity helps us cultivate the next generation of animal advocates. Perhaps you have a challenging question for our animal mentors and training specialists, whose rehabilitative work your gifts make possible.

These are just a few of the experiences possible through our President's Circle. They are our way of saying thank you - for saving animals' lives, for giving animals a voice, and for expressing your personal passion for animals as our deeply valued philanthropic partner.

Pearl Level Benefits $1,000 - $2,499

Partners in HSSV’s President’s Circle at the Pearl Paws level experience firsthand our thanks for bringing animals and people in our community closer together.

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Learn about our animal rescue efforts, receive pet care tips and Animal Community Center news in issues of All Things Pawsible.

Meet other animal advocates at our exclusive annual President’s Circle Reception, held at the Center. Hear about the latest developments in animal care and behavior from our notable guest speakers.

Join our community of friends; see your name or your pet’s name on our Annual Donor Wall in the Rosie and Lucky Diekman Atrium, for one year.

Enjoy 20% off all adoption fees, vaccinations, canine DNA tests, and purchases at our Whole Pets Store. 

Receive 20% off of your HSSV Dog Park Membership for your first dog enrolled. This is our one-of-a-kind canine/human playground, where dogs and people form lifetime friendships. Clean, well-maintained, and all turf, it offers members-only adventure, exercise, and social opportunities 365 days a year.

Benefits at all levels may be subject to change during the year. You may opt out of benefits or remain anonymous if you prefer.

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Amethyst Level Benefits $2,500 - $4,999

Experience all Pearl Paws benefits plus:

As thanks for your generosity, we invite you to discover the mysterious ancestry of your canine companion. Science will reveal your dog’s breed composition with a complimentary DNA test — a fully transferable $80 value.

If your pet is lost, it’s a comfort — and a significant recovery advantage — to know he or she carries a microchip containing all the information needed to find you. We are pleased to offer you complimentary microchipping for one pet (a transferable $45 value, including basic lifetime registration coverage) — our way of saying thank you for enabling happy reunions in our community.

Imagine the civilized pleasures of a cup of tea in good company. Now imagine that your companions are of the feline persuasion — rescued cats, cat behavior experts, cat lovers, and our President, Carol Novello, all gathered for a special afternoon tea at our Animal Community Center. Sip Earl Grey while Carol shares our latest lifesaving trends, unique programs, and lifesaving success stories which you helped make possible.

A complimentary Tribute Brick. What better way to honor or memorialize a beloved family member, pet, or friend, than to ensure they become a permanent part of Humane Society Silicon Valley with a unique and meaningful Tribute Brick? You can personalize your text and even have symbols such as a HEART or PAWPRINT.

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Ruby Level Benefits $5,000 - $9,999

Experience all Amethyst Paws benefits plus:

We invite you to a private tour of the Animal Community Center (ACC) that is tailored to your special passion. Be there when the rescue van comes in and see how our experts help acclimate the animals we save. Take your child and friends “backstage” to see how we care for a litter of puppies — the kind of experience that cultivates lifetime sensitivity for animals. Or, bring your company’s board of directors to the ACC, bringing other people closer to this work you believe in so passionately.

Because we know you feel strongly connected to the animals we save, we invite you to name a cat, dog or rabbit awaiting adoption at the ACC — an insider opportunity to influence the future of an animal who, rescued by your generosity, is getting a fresh start. Have you always wanted to name a dog after your favorite musician, or call a cat “Boo Boo Kitty” after a beloved childhood companion? Now is your chance to provide extra “good karma” for an animal in our care.

As a thank you for making it possible for us to provide stellar, loving care to the animals at the ACC, we would be proud to have you sponsor the care and feeding of the animals who inhabit a dog, cat, or rabbit condo for one year. The recognition signage we’d display would proudly and gratefully bear your name (or your pet’s name), letting others know how much you care, too!

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Sapphire Level Benefits $10,000 - $24,999

Experience all Ruby Paws benefits plus:

HSSV’s president, Carol Novello, has a deep understanding of the human-animal connection and a unique vision for animals in our community. Because you are a crucial partner in our mission, it is our pleasure to offer you an opportunity for a one-on-one luncheon and behind-the-scenes leadership tour with her. Hear about our Animal Community Center’s (ACC) future, and share your ideas about animals with a knowledgeable, passionate, and inspiring animal advocate.

The people who socialize and steward rescued animals are here because your gifts support their work. Looking for tips on clicker-training your cat? Helping a rabbit learn litter box etiquette? Socializing a timid puppy, or helping an older dog navigate his new life? We invite you to see your gifts in action. Meet with a highly trained animal socializer, whose experience with real-life challenges is building healthy human-animal connections in our community.

If no one has ever been able to capture your dog’s elusive smile or get your three kitties to settle into the same photo, you haven’t met HSSV’s pet photographers! With our thanks for all you do, we invite you to a complimentary photo session with one of our volunteer photographers who is accomplished at capturing each animal’s true personality.

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Emerald Level Benefits $25,000 - $49,999

Experience all Sapphire Paws benefits plus:

Do you know a young animal enthusiast who would be thrilled to celebrate a birthday at our Animal Community Center? The adventures to be shared with friends aren’t just fun, they can be life changing as kids learn respect for other creatures while enjoying their company. This complimentary child’s birthday party, complete with animal-rich learning activities, is transferable — a $250 value, for up to 12 children — and an unforgettable way to see how your generosity inspires animal advocates for future generations.

Your generosity is transformative! What a better way to see it in action, but to ride along with our Regional Rescue Team on a mission to save animals who have run out of second chances. Because of your support, we are able to provide this type of safety net to animals in our community. This end-to-end experience will open your eyes to the critical impact your caring has on our mission to save every save-able life, one animal at a time.

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Diamond Level Benefits $50,000 plus

Experience all Emerald Paws benefits plus:

Thanks to venture philanthropists like you, our Animal Community Center is a one-of-a-kind gathering place, capable of hosting unique events that celebrate people and animals. Imagine your holiday celebration, family reunion, milestone birthday party, or business gathering where every activity is a learning opportunity and animals are always in attendance. We invite you to use our Community Room for one personal or corporate event for four hours — a $400 value — and a unique opportunity to share your passion for animals with others. (Based on availability; some restrictions may apply.)

HSSV behavior specialists have hearts powered by their love for animals — and brains powered by science and experience. They represent the newest best practices in humane, effective animal training, and they are experts at training humans, too. In a two-hour consultation with one of our behavior specialists, we invite you to gain a deeper understanding of your animal companion, learn new techniques for real-life challenges, or take your training to the next level. We are pleased to share with you the expertise that enables our Center to prepare animals for the second chances your gifts make possible.

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