The Founder’s Circle – Join our Inner Circle of Philanthropy

founders 5The Founder’s Circle was formed in 2014 in memory of the two dedicated women who founded Open Door Animal Sanctuary in 1975 – Joan Costello-Oetting and Carol Perkins. Their vision of giving every animal that comes to Open Door a second chance at life is to this day our guiding principle for the sanctuary. We will forever be grateful for their dedication and determination to give hope to all creatures, great and small.

The Founder’s Circle honors those who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more. This group of distinguished donors support Open Door’s mission with their extraordinary charitable gifts and are considered part of our inner circle of philanthropy.

Open Door recognizes members of the Founder’s Circle each year in the Honor Roll of Donors published in our newsletter, on our website, and at the annual Founder’s Circle Appreciation Dinner. Members are also recognized for their annual giving on the Founder’s Circle Wall of Honor located in our adoption center.

Please contact our Director of Development at for more information.



 Corporate/Foundation Members



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  Kathryn G. Favre Charitable Foundation

M.I. Industries

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