Reflection on the HSUS To The Rescue! Gala
The Humane Society held their annual To the Rescue! Gala on November 14th. This year the challenge was to create the gala experience in a virtual setting and HSUS did a stellar job. As the event started you were taken down a barnyard path covered in fairy lights, past the placard of corporate sponsors, and into a barnyard event space filled with chicly rustic décor, cute animals milling about, and tables sponsored by major donors filled with avatar folks enjoying themselves. The wonderful and hilarious Cecily Strong led us through the evening as the MC.
Sprinkled throughout the program one met donors and their pets demonstrating why they support HSUS, ranging from shutting down puppy mills, international rescue efforts in Australia and Lebanon, working to end the dog-meat trade, and their farm animal programs. Participants were also brought behind the scenes and were introduced to HSUS staff in action.
Congratulations on a fabulous event!