Corporate Partner Program

Corporate Partners Program

Your business can create goodwill with customers and play a vital role in helping homeless animals

Creating a partnership with the Atlanta Humane Society has many benefits for Georgia businesses. It creates goodwill and a positive impression within our community, helps control our animal population, and improves the lives of pets and their families. Corporate sponsorship presents a rare opportunity to touch the hearts and lives of animal lovers, creating a positive impact on your corporate brand.

Event Sponsorship

Event sponsorships are available at levels of $1,000 – $100,000, depending on the type of event, the degree of sponsor participation and benefits to the sponsor.

This elegant evening is held once a year for our Guardian Circle $1000+ donors in appreciation of their extraordinary support for the work of the Atlanta Humane Society. The display is a preview opportunity, and includes canine painting and sculpture highlights from the Bonham auction. The late-January 2016 event is by-invitation-only and gives sponsors the opportunity to join us in recognizing our major supporters.

This family event will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead on Sunday, April 17, 2016. This inaugural family-oriented event is an opportunity for our supporters and their families to come together and celebrate the many dogs and cats whose lives have been saved because of their support and care. The Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award will be presented at the brunch, recognizing the efforts of an Atlanta woman who has been instrumental in bettering the lives of animals in our community.

Our largest fundraiser of the year, this signature event brings together thousands of animal lovers walking with their dogs, taking steps to end animal cruelty. The 2017 5K event will be held in October.

Our annual Corporate Hero Luncheon is held in the spring, and all Atlanta area businesses and their associates are invited to attend. AHS President and CEO Cal Morgan provides an update to our supporting businesses on the many AHS activities throughout the southeastern United States which involve saving the lives of homeless animals and ending animal overpopulation. The Corporate Hero award is presented to an Atlanta business at the event, recognizing their contribution to bettering the lives of animals in our community. The 2015 Corporate Hero Award was presented to Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP. for their exceptional support of Atlanta Humane Society and our mission for more than 50 years.

Atlanta Humane Society organizes and participates in Mega Adoption events in the spring and fall, bringing together animal rescue organizations from throughout the state. Each rescue agency brings animals that may be adopted at the event. Atlanta Humane Society and the participating shelters promote the event with signage, local news media coverage, and social media.
This festive event is presented by Atlanta Humane Society’s young professionals group. The event is the group’s annual fundraiser to gather donations and support from younger donors, and many local Atlanta restaurants donate small bites at the event. This event is held once a year at Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta. This event is dog-friendly, so dogs are always welcome!

Animal Program Sponsorships

More than 40 animals go through each of our dog kennels and cat condos annually as they await their forever homes. Corporations can sponsor a kennel or condo, which includes a plaque announcing the sponsorship, for $5,000 annually or $50,000 for a permanent plaque.
Our H.E.A.R.T (Humane Emergency Animal Rescue Team) Animal Rescue Team ensures that animals across the state receive the best care possible. Our trained team focuses on issues such as All-Hazard Response, Evidence Collection, National Incident Management System, and Fractious Animal Handling. They are equipped to remove animals from puppy mills, dog-fighting rings, hoarders, and disaster areas. >>LEARN MORE
This fund provides extraordinary and long-term medical care for high-need animals coming to the shelter in need of these more in-depth, life-saving services. Complex surgeries, therapies and other costly services are provided through the program. Animals coming to us from environments like puppy mills or hoarding situations where they have had limited attention or medical services are candidates for the Have a Heart Medical Fund – animals who might not survive or be adoptable without this intensive care. The fund is promoted in marketing and shelter materials, which provides considerable exposure for a business sponsor.
AHS offers fee-waived or reduced cost adoptions during times when we have more animals than we have the resources to care for (particularly in the spring when puppies and kittens abound), or for older, harder to adopt animals. Sponsorship of these promotions provides a subsidy for adopters and makes adopting easier.
AHS provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries at both campuses, and also a mobile outreach program which serves all of Georgia. The program is part of our dedication and ongoing effort to decrease the number of unwanted animals born in the state, and decrease the number of homeless animals in Georgia. The program is promoted in marketing and shelter materials, and throughout the state with the mobile program, providing considerable exposure for sponsors. The Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Georgia Initiative is currently sponsored by Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
AHS accepts and appreciates all types of business in-kind donations, including gift certificates, merchandise and services. These are all used on behalf of our animals and their care.

Marketing Program Sponsorships

Marketing program sponsorships can provide your business with an excellent opportunity to align with the AHS mission of saving animals’ lives, and put your name and brand in front of AHS supporters and the Atlanta Metro area community.

AHS creates and publishes billboards and other advertising to promote animal adoptions, as well as fundraising. Sponsorship of these mass communications provides sponsors considerable visibility.
Sponsoring a vehicle wrap provides the opportunity to align with AHS and promote your own sponsorship of our program with animal photos. Our fleet of animal transport cars, trucks and vans provides your business with high visibility within the Atlanta Metro area and throughout the southeast. Your sponsorship of a vehicle wrap becomes a traveling billboard for your business.
Each August and September, and at other times of the year, we reach out to the community via direct mail and digital appeals to promote our Match Challenge Campaign. Sponsors match 2-for-1 or 3-for-1 every dollar individual donors give to AHS. Our Match Challenge Campaign sponsors receive recognition in all AHS Match Challenge Campaign communications.
Each spring and fall, participating restaurants generously donate 10-20% of their revenue from breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all of the above to Atlanta Humane Society as part of the Tables for Tails event. Atlanta Humane Society heavily promotes the event, highlighting participating restaurants beforehand with posters at local area hot spots, several email blasts, social media, and website banners to encourage our supporters to patronize these restaurants.

New adopters have the opportunity to join the Proud Pet Parents group, which provides support and advice for new pet owners and gives them a chance to share their experiences with others. New pet owners are an excellent market for pet products, and products of all kinds.

AHS sends The Heartbeat Newsletter and eNewsletter to 11,000+ mail donors and 40,000+ online supporters three times a year. The newsletters provide updates on AHS activities and rescues, feature articles on volunteers and supporters, and spotlights our sponsors.

Club Paw is our program for 4-12 year old supporters, as a way to recognize and encourage their love of animals and their support for AHS. Sponsorship of Club Paw outings and handout materials reaches this young and active market, as well as their parents.

AHS uses themed marketing campaigns to promote adoptions throughout the year, including for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, for senior animals, large dogs, and during the spring when kittens and puppies abound. Sponsorship of these marketing campaign promotions increases their reach, and means we are able to unite many more waiting dogs and cats with their forever families faster.

In 2015, the Holiday Pet Photos with Santa are sponsored by Caldwell Banker. The weekend of December 5th and 6th, 2015, Atlanta Humane Society will offer holiday pet photos. Saturday’s event will be at the Mansell Campus from 12:00-3:00pm, and Sunday’s event will be at the Howell Mill Campus from 12:00-3:00pm. The event will provide pet owners an opportunity to have photos of their dogs and cats taken with Santa. Donations of $20 are suggested for the photos, and digital copies will be emailed immediately following each day’s event.

Workplace Opportunities

Many Georgia companies participate in a shared giving program, matching their employee’s contributions dollar-for-dollar. The Atlanta Humane Society is proud to be a designated organization in most corporate matching programs and it’s the ideal way to double the impact of your gift. If you’re not sure whether your employer participates in a matching gift program, contact your company’s human resources department.

Please send your matching gift forms to the Atlanta Humane Society:
Email: Michelle Wiggins at
Fax: 4404.875.5432
Mail: Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.
OR you can submit your match request through your company’s online system.

AHS’s federal tax ID number (EIN) is 58-0685900.

If your company is looking for a rewarding volunteering opportunity that will help our animals while boosting employee morale, ask us about taking part in a corporate service day at one of our shelters. Typically, a group of 5-15 employees arrive at the shelter at 8:30 a.m. and assist with assorted duties in preparation for our noon opening to the public. In addition to building team spirit, your staff members will enjoy working with our volunteers and they’ll make lots of new four-legged friends who rely on community support while they wait to be adopted.
Let’s face it, employees love to abandon the corporate dress code every once in a while and swap their suits and skirts for jeans and sneakers. Most of us don’t need an excuse to dress casual, bit it helps if your company’s casual dress day supports the important work of the Atlanta Humane Society care in caring for homeless and neglected dogs and cats. Many companies and organizations designate one day a quarter, usually a Friday, as “Atlanta Humane Society Dress Down Day.” Employees earn the right to wear those comfy jeans and polo shirts for a day by making a contribution to the Atlanta Humane Society and those dollars are put to work immediately at our shelters. Who thought ditching neckties and high heels could make such a difference in the lives of animals?
One of the easiest ways to support the animals at the Atlanta Humane Society is through your employer’s giving campaign. Payroll-deduction gifts go to work immediately, improving the lives of homeless and neglected animals. This is a perfect way to make a difference 52 weeks a year.
If your employer participates in the United Way’s annual campaign, you can designate the Atlanta Humane Society to receive your contribution. When filling out your United Way pledge form, write “Atlanta Humane Society” in the agency designation area and be sure to include our full address: 981 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318. Specify the amount and submit.
The Atlanta Humane Society is a partner charity in the State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) – and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) –

State of Georgia or University System employees, please select SCCP donor designation code 176000.

Federal employee, please select CFC donor designation code 64102.

For more information on how your organization can get involved, contact Joy Hallinan at or 404.974.2877.

For more information on how your organization can get involved, contact Joy Hallinan at or 404.974.2877.