WHO WE ARE

Oliver's Foundation provides funding for animal nonprofits, rescues and welfare organizations to aid in emptying Metro Detroit's animal shelters through education, outreach and advocacy programs.

We aim to end pet homelessness!

EDUCATION

We advocate and support education on pet ownership, fostering and the importance of sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping.

 

When our community is equipped with the information to best take care of their pets, we know they are more likely to stay in their homes.

COLLABORATION

We work with local Detroit area animal rescues and welfare orginizations not only through collaboration but also by offering grants for their programs.

 

We support those rescues and shelters that align with our goals so they can continue to do what they do best: save animals.

ACTION

Our goal is to found proactive prevention programs. We will work to spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinate pets for families that cannot afford to. We also advocate for all breeds that face discrimination.

our board

Justine Bennett

PRESIDENT

I am the co-founder/owner of Oliver's Beer Biscuits and I have a Bachelors of Nutrition and Food Science from Madonna University. I decided to get involved in Oliver's Foundation because I believe that every pet deserves a family and that every family deserves a pet.

Nate Micks

BOARD MEMBER

Nate is Oliver's chosen dad. He is a veteran and engineer, who likes to brew and drink beer in his spare time. Nate believes every dog should be as loved as Oliver.

Karolyn Cardinale

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I've always been a crazy dog lady, so it was only natural for me to use my talents to try to find every dog (and cat, and others) a home, & keep them in it. Our pets trust us to take care of them, and I believe we should keep our end of the bargain.

Anne Leightner

SECRETARY

Throughout my life, animals have been an important piece of my journey, from our first family dog Sidney, to my rescue cat Percival. Over the years, animals have provided companionship, unconditional love, and joy in my life. Being Secretary of this foundation provides an amazing way to give back to rescues and shelters, so others can experience the same happiness of rescuing their future best friend.  

Christine O'Brien

BOARD MEMBER

I absolutely love animals!
Especially awesome pets! I have always had dogs and cats as pets and they have almost always been rescue or shelter pets. This has pushed my need to help more than just adopt. I love volunteering for local shelters and rescues especially helping with the photography of animals needing homes. Getting better photos of these animals in need has the potential to get them adopted faster! I am a professional pet photographer and animal lover!

OUR COLLABORATORS

We are incredibly proud of our connections with local rescues & shelters. Our mission is to help support them with spay & neuter programs, education, and whatever else they need to succeed.

Please feel free to click on their logos to learn more about their missions.

 

OUR MISSION >

to fund proactive programs to prevent Detroit's animals from entering shelters.

​501(c)(3) nonprofit EIN 83-2673409.​ All contributions are tax deductible.

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