The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (MSRPAC) has hired Kathy Chennault of Riverside as director of development. Chennault has worked for several organizations in Southern California, most recently as director of development for the YMCA of the East Valley in Redlands.
As director of development for MSRPAC, Chennault will be responsible for all fund-raising activities, including the various donor programs, grant writing, planned giving, and the next phase of the capital campaign.
"Kathy comes to us with an extensive background in fund development and we are happy to welcome her to our team!" said Executive Director Denise Perry in making the announcement.
"I'm looking forward to helping promote the Adoption Center and educate the public on how they can support this organization in its efforts to rescue and care for homeless animals," Chennault said. "There are a great many people who care deeply for the welfare of animals. They need to know that we are here not only to adopt out the homeless cats and dogs that come our way, but also to help support pet owners with programs such as low-cost vaccination clinics. Our volunteers and donors know the importance of the work we're doing. We need to make sure the community at large sees us as a resource - as well as an organization worthy of their support."
Chennault has served as campaign manager for the Riverside Community College District Foundation and director of development for United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County. She is vice president-advancement for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Inland Empire chapter, a member of the Redlands Kiwanis Club, and a docent for the Mission Inn Foundation.
A southern California native, Chennault holds an associate's degree in liberal studies from Riverside Community College and a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Cal State San Bernardino. She lives in Riverside with her husband, three children, dog and three cats.
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (formerly the Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center) is a non-profit, public benefit charitable organization serving communities in Riverside County and beyond. As the largest no-kill pet adoption organization in Riverside County, the Center accepts owner turn-ins of cats and dogs and transfers from local animal-control agencies. Prior to adoption, each animal is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, evaluated for behavior issues, and microchipped. Each animal also is monitored for physical, emotional and mental health, and receives ongoing socialization. For more information, visit www.petsadoption.org.
Courtesy Jean Clement, Limelight PR