All this month, Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is hosting weekly talks with a panel of African American professionals where they will discuss the issues they face inside and outside of the animal welfare industry.
This week Logan Ryan, founder and CEO of Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation and New York Giants Cornerback, and Akisha Townsend Eaton, Senior Pro Bono Manager at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will speak about Diverse Workforce Creates Unique Solutions on Thursday, February 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. EST.
In December of 2020, CARE received a $750,000 grant from Maddie’s Fund—the largest donation to date for the emerging non-profit. That investment will go toward a variety of initiatives, including a longitudinal research study with the University of Tennessee, integrated DEI training, investment, and recruitment of new advocates in the animal welfare field. The opportunity to invest in leaders in underserved communities was at the heart of the partnership.