DCHS members play an important role in sustaining critical shelter programs. Member support provides thousands of animals with care and compassion, as well as provides the operational funding that allows us to continue running our core programs and lifesaving services. As a DCHS member, you will change the lives of animals in our community and your commitment will help us save more lives every year.
Members can also receive exclusive benefits while supporting the shelter. Membership offers valuable discounts to shelter programs and events, discounts at Madison area businesses and much more!
Stocks and Bonds
Making a gift of appreciated stock helps our animals and can help you avoid capital gains taxes. Please ask you financial professional for advice.
Stock transfer instructions:
Contact: The Burish Group, 608-831-4282
Name on Account: Dane County Humane Society
Brokerage Firm: UBS
Account #: HZ31195
Federal ID# (EIN): 39-0806335
Please contact Amy Good at (608) 838-0413 ext. 129 or email@example.com with any questions or to notify us when a transfer has been made. We do not always received the donor's information with transfers and want to be sure to thank you for your gift!
Supporting DCHS at work can be easy through employer giving options!
Did you know some employers will double or even triple your donation to DCHS? Some of the area's largest employers, including American Family and Alliant Energy match gifts for retirees and employees. Please check with your human resource office and double (or triple!) your impact!
DCHS participates in the United Way of Dane County's annual workplace campaign as agency #1180. Ask your employer for a pledge form. Maybe we'll even see you for a kick-off rally at your worksite! DCHS can also be written in to out-of-area United Way forms as well.
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who’s eligible to direct Choice Dollars? Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to our DCHS animals. By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds. Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Log-on to Thrivent's website to make your allocation or call (800) 847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
Gifts to the DCHS Endowment Fund with the Madison Community Foundation (MCF) last a lifetime and will ensure a permanent income stream for our mission. An endowment is a permanent investment that grows over time. Each year, a portion of each fund can be distributed to our cause. Rather than a one-time gift, an endowment continually generates resources that will be available forever.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, allows you to make charitable contributions as you wish, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Please consult with your financial adviser to see if this may be a good solution for you, especially with recent tax changes related to charitable deductions.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Over 70.5 years old and need to take a required minimum distribution from your traditional IRA? It is simple to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD, as a direct transfer from your IRA to DCHS. A QCD may help you avoid taxes and support DCHS. Just ask you financial adviser for more information and their QCD request form.
Rafflin' for Rescues
Support DCHS by purchasing Rafflin' for Rescues tickets! Each year, DCHS partners with local businesses to raffle off special prizes for our supporters as part of our Rafflin' for Rescues fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards supporting DCHS and helping thousands of animals each year.
$5 per ticket OR $20 for five tickets
Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
DCHS Main Shelter, 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718
Also join us on Facebook Live to be part of the drawing!
It's easy to raise money for DCHS on your Facebook page! Many people ask for gifts to DCHS for their birthday, while others do it for various special occasions or to help with a special project or need at DCHS.
Help in five easy steps!
- Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
- Click Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization, then click Get Started.
- Select Dane County Humane Society or Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center.
- Fill in the fundraiser details and choose your cover photo.
- Click Create!
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, and on Tuesday, November 27th, charities, businesses and community members from around the world will come together to celebrate your generosity. Join DCHS on this international day dedicated to giving back and have the opportunity to have your gift make DOUBLE the difference through a matching gift challenge!
Be sure to follow DCHS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we share the amazing stories of special animals your donations support!
You can help DCHS have the best #GivingTuesday by joining our DCHS Challengers and becoming a part of our matching gift challenge! Last year, our Challengers pledged a $12,000 matching gift, which led to another $30,000 in donations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 838-0413 ext. 129 to learn more about joining our matching gift challenge.
Bricks & Recognition Opportunities
Making a charitable donation is a wonderful way to recognize an individual or pet, while showing your compassion for the homeless animals who are still waiting to find loving families.
For more information on the following recognition opportunities, please email Michelle Livanos, Development & Marketing Coordinator, at email@example.com or call (608) 838-0413 ext 164.
The Gateway Guardian Program provides sponsorship of an actual dog, cat or critter kennel for an entire year. Every animal that resides in that kennel will benefit personally from your generous support. And the thousands of visitors to DCHS each year will know and appreciate your caring support of homeless animals.
A personalized plaque displaying your name, business and/or message of your choice is available for only $500 per year. For just under $1.50 a day, you can help change the world for animals in need.
Help build a path of love and hope! Purchase a personalized brick featuring a tribute to a well-loved person or animal. These bricks pave a walkway on DCHS's grounds and provide a long lasting opportunity to honor or memorialize a family member, friend or animal companion while supporting the lifesaving work of DCHS.
4"x8" brick - donations of $250
8"x8" brick - donations of $500
Bench with plaque or engraving - $5,000
Bricks are installed twice a year - March 31 (orders received by February 1) and September 30 (orders received by August 1). Brick purchasers will be notified when their brick has been installed and the location of the brick. There will be no official unveiling ceremony; guests are welcome to visit and view their brick whenever most convenient.
Commemorative benches are placed throughout our beautiful Main Sheltercampus and can have a custom plaque engraved included. A bench is $5,000.
Cans for Critters
You can help raise money for the animals by collecting your aluminum beverage cans and donating them to DCHS. Bring your cans to DCHS's Main Shelter and our volunteers will take them to be recycled and converted into a donation for the shelter. Over $50,000 has been raised since the beginning of this program and every can helps us care for animals in need.
Walk for a Dog
Use the Walk for a Dog app each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, healthy for your dog and raises fund to help DCHS! Every Walk for a Dog counts, whether it's a walk around the block or a three-mile hike. Magnify your impact by sharing the app with your friends and family.