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AAZV Association Advancement Committee


Chair: Clay Hilton

Vice-Chair: Dawn Zimmerman

Liaison:  Adine Nicholson, AAZV Director of Development

The Association Advancement Committee is comprised of the sub-committees: Development Committee and Public Relations (both internal and external).

The Development Committee is responsible for assisting the AAZV staff in the annual fund-raising and long-term financial development programs to support the Wild Animal Health Fund. The Auction Coordinator is within this committee. 

Committee Members: Vickie Clyde, Lee Simmons, Julie Swenson, Johanna Mejia-Fava, Anneke Moresco, Taylor Yaw, Kevin Leiske, Erica Lipanovich, June Olds, Andrew Cushing

Follow the link to the Public Relations Committee webpage.  This committee will be under the umbrella of the Association Advancement Committee for the purpose of encompassing all fundraising and promotional support to AAZV and its' members. 

Auction Coordinator:  ____________

Purpose: To organize and carrying out the annual Silent and Live Auctions which occur at the AAZV Annual meeting.
To recruit members to volunteer for executing the plans of the auction.

Details about the upcoming 2019 auction will be available soon.  If you are interested in volunteering in the many positions to run a great auction, please contact Rodney Schnellbacher.   

Opportunity to Engage: 

HELP Spread the awareness of the Wild Animal Health Fund

AAZV is reaching out to the general public to gain financial support for the Wild Animal Health Fund. We would appreciate your kindness in helping us spread the word to a friend or family member. The funds go 100% to the AAZV Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grants. More funding means more answers!!!
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Join the Development Committee: You must be a member of AAZV to join.  Please log in, go to "Members" tab on the main banner of website, select "Find a Group", then select committee from listing, a new page will open, select the top icon to "Join Group".  

Member Information

Information provided in the section pertains to committee related projects or reports to be shared with the general membership.  Click HERE for committee reports.


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