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Major Gifts Program

Major Gifts provides donors who are passionate about animals with unique donation opportunities. North Shore Animal League America, an animal welfare organization that receives no government funding, relies on private contributions from individuals to sustain our facilities and continue our life-saving efforts.  

Learn how you can make a major gift contribution...

Below are some of the important ways your major gift can help to support North Shore Animal League America's mission to rescue, nurture and adopt all animals in need.

Circle of Hope Membership

The Circle of Hope is a very unique and select group. To give you an idea of how the Circle of Hope members are helping us, we created the 10 Steps to Hope guide exclusively for Animal League America Circle of Hope members. It highlights many of the animal-saving activities that are making a big difference in the lives of countless homeless animals.
Learn more about the Circle of Hope and member benefits...

Capital Campaign Fund - Bianca's Furry Friends

Bianca’s Furry Friends is our proposed state-of-the-art Feline Adoption Center, named in honor of Howard and Beth Stern’s beloved bulldog and best friend. Donations to this Capital Campaign will enable us to rescue many more animals by adding a second floor to our existing shelter.
Learn more about Bianca's Furry Friends...

Your contributions helped save
these beautiful animals.

The Wish List

North Shore Animal League America provides state-of-the-art care to upwards of 350 homeless dogs and cats at any given time. In order to provide this high quality level of care, we rely on the generosity of our donors to ensure that we have the tools we need to respond to the varied needs of our pets. By donating specifically to the purchase a much needed item from our Wish List, you can help us fulfill a need and do a great service for the animals that we serve.
Learn more about The Wish List...

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
Learn more about Donor Advised Funds...

Donor Spotlight

Daniel & Rosemary McCarthy

As modest as they are kind, Daniel and Rosemary McCarthy have supported our no-kill mission in many ways, including adoption. At the moment, they live with four League Mutt-i-grees: Abbey, Ester, Shiloh and Peanuts.

Learn more about Daniel & Rosemary McCarthy and other donors
in our Donor Spotlight...

To make a major gift contribution or to learn more about matching our unique giving opportunities with your desired level of charitable support please:

  • Contact our Major Gifts Department at (516) 883-7900, ext. 833
  • Email our Major Gifts Department at
  • Use the Major Gift online donation form here
  • Mail donations to North Shore Animal League America, ATTN: Major Gifts, 16 Lewyt Street, Port Washington, NY 11050