WALNUT CREEK, CA, September 7, 2023 – The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) has announced Lisa Moore is joining the organization to serve as Chief Advancement Officer. Ms. Moore brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in development. She will serve on ARF’s senior leadership team, leading fund development, marketing, and community engagement strategies for the organization.  

“ARF’s future is brighter than ever with Lisa joining our leadership team,” said Susan Lee Vick, ARF’s CEO. “ARF has always been about community and Lisa’s expertise in community engagement, philanthropy, board development, and strategic planning will be a tremendous asset as we expand services and provide new ways to connect people and pets. Lisa is known as a transformative leader in the nonprofit sector and we are undeniably better together with her on board.”

Ms. Moore brings a track record of leading successful fundraising campaigns in her distinguished advancement career. As Chief Development Officer and Vice President for Advancement at Saint Mary’s College of California, she led a comprehensive campaign that raised more than $136M.  

“I am delighted to join ARF during this exciting time of transformation and growth,” said Moore. “It’s an honor to join an organization that shares my belief that pets profoundly improve life, and I’m impressed by all that ARF has achieved. From affordable veterinary services to life-altering programs like service dogs for Veterans, ARF is so much more than a shelter. I look forward to building on ARF’s existing successes and helping the organization reach new heights.”

About The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) 

ARF is a privately-funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1991. Supported by a dedicated volunteer corps of 480 members and housed in a 50,000 square foot animal care facility and community center, ARF’s core mission is the rescue and adoption of dogs and cats who have run out of time at municipal shelters. Since its founding, ARF has placed nearly 50,000 cats and dogs in homes, performed more than 56,000 spay and neuter surgeries to combat pet overpopulation, and graduated and supported more than 60 rescue-turned- service dogs with Veterans through the organization’s nationally recognized Pets and Vets program. ARF offers numerous training classes and workshops as well as community assistance programs such as the ARF Emergency Medical Fund®, ARF Pet Safety Net, and FoodShare that provide critical resources to pet guardians during times of financial crises. Through ARF, people experience the unconditional love and acceptance of dogs and cats to fulfill a mission of People Rescuing Animals … Animals Rescuing People®.

People Rescuing Animals … Animals Rescuing People®

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