This page is dedicated to those individuals who have shown their support during the most difficult time in a nonprofit’s life, the very beginning. Without getting through the initial year, elephants wouldn’t be enjoying the healing life of sanctuary. This page contains the names of those who supported the creation of a dream, the dream of sanctuary, during our first six months. To us, you will be the founding donors, the ones who helped shift things from a vision to a reality. We will forever be grateful.

We would also like to add a special thanks for those who helped us with the many steps taken behind the scenes that all need to happen before being able to take the big leap with going public. They graciously donated their time, skills, and sometimes patience because they truly believe in what we are trying to accomplish.

Special thanks to:

BDodd Productions for putting together our crowdfunding video and ensuring it had the heart of sanctuary. 
Waller Law for all the help with legalities, IRS applications, and preventing us from drowning in paperwork.  
Lyndell Fox, CPA, who helped us keep our accounting in order and set us up on the right path
Melanie Carrick, without whom you wouldn’t have a website to look at  

And to all of those that we knew would be there when we made our announcement: your support was not only needed, but the security blanket that allowed us to move forward with creating another sanctuary. 

Rich Hendele
Elke Riesterer
Barbara Bayley
Paulette Touby
Laura Cotter
LuAnn Parins
Kathleen Taylor
Lynne Johnson
Enrique Garcia
Sybil Lefebvre
Claire Blais
Sandra Estes
Tory Braden
Mary Nicholas
Leanne Kingwell
Jill Pennington
Louise Carroll
Suzanne Garrett
Lois Knight
Veronica Kolbin
Paola Castillo
Elizabeth Croes
Hannah Tai
Ann Williams
Elise Zoli
Mario Chiozza
Shirley Cullen
Patricia Clements
Phyllis Rose
Caz C
Lydia Scheidler
Miss V L Boult

Cora Moore
Jean Bird
Ana Moreira
Toni Rapone
Alexis Hilliard
Linda Goodwin
Carole Klinko
Satisch Ray Hiera
Dorothy Barnes-Butlet
Mary Ann Marchowsky
Cassia Hering
Sabine Zell
Lauren Drexel Sanzone
Kimberly Gallagher
Annette Wetherby
Polly Kaczmarek
Clark Steele
Jody Stickney
Juanita Eisinger
Brettlyn Roberts
Grace Kang
Shelley Rae
Norman Blais
Kate Cabot
Milica Rados
Robert Luhrs
Mary Ann Marchowsky
Alyssa Otero
Toby Wolter
Susana Wyse
Melissa Floyd
Betsy Dodd

Laurie Doyle
Vlad Tikhovskiy
Joe and Patty Baughman
Carissa Serino
Laura Dickinson
Jordan Rozsa
Annette Wetherby
Aryn Carlson
Amy Umbel
Peter Dickson
Alicia Reeves
Ashley Ehmann
Opal Leonard
David and Elaine Craig
Laurie Hollman
Yogi Zain
Gail Beck
Carrie Lundberg
Robin Heard
Catherine Becker
Nicola Finch
Lia Cavellucci
Barbara Van der Veer
Melanie L. Kaufman
Amanda Guthrie
Amateo Ra
Cindy Abernathy
Romiko Derbynew
Elizabeth Clayton
Diane McDonnell
Linda L. Heinicke

Mimi Suedmeyer – In Honor of Bonnie Hermle, Get better! Fight!
Susan Carrick, Merilee Newman, Terry Newell, Debra Moore, Melanie Carrick and Shelley Morris – In honor and memory of Fay Morris
Lanette Durham – In memory of Judy Jones
Mark Burke and Kim Lulasky – In memory of Joanna Marie Burke
Andrew Phinney – In honor of Suz Marie
Romina Pasutti – In memory of “Gin”
Matthew Vandenhengel – In honor of Suz Garrett
Michelle Oviedo – In memory of Jim Oviedo
Rachele Reynolds – Happy Anniversary