Ways to Donate

Leadership Circle

In 2010, Portage Animal Protective League established Leadership Circle. Membership is granted to donors who provide financial support to Portage APL by contributing $1,000 or more annually.

Contributions from Leadership Circle members help countless animals who come to the shelter each year because they have been injured, abused, surrendered, or abandoned. These animals receive food, shelter, and medical care for as long as needed until each adoptable animal finds a “forever home.” Leadership Circle funds also support humane investigations. Reports of abandonment, cruelty, and neglect reach into the thousands. Contributions are also used to educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership and to offer low-cost spay and neuter clinics that help reduce pet overpopulation.

Our accomplishments are significant but our work is not done, and we face continuing challenges. We succeed primarily because of donations from the community. The need for resources is constant, and Leadership Circle members make the difference in our ability to maintain these critical services.

Portage APL speaks for the animals who have no voice. Your decision to join Leadership Circle will help ensure that their needs are met. Renewing your membership each year will make a powerful statement about your commitment to help the injured, unwanted, or abused animals in Portage County.

Leadership Circle


  • Become a member of Leadership Circle by contributing a total of $1,000 or more within a calendar year. Members are recognized throughout the following year.
  • Maintain Leadership Circle Sustaining Member status by continuing to donate at the $1,000 level during subsequent years.
  • Receive additional recognition after each five years of membership in Leadership Circle. This recognition is granted to those who have continued to donate at the $1,000 level over longer periods of time.
  • As a member of Leadership Circle, renew your yearly commitment to provide financial support, attend Portage APL special events, share your ideas with the Executive Director, contribute time and talents if you choose, and encourage community leaders and other citizens throughout Portage County to support the mission and goals of Portage APL.
Leadership Circle

Member Benefits

  • Recognition and induction at the Portage APL Annual “Paws to Honor” Dinner
  • Certificate and special pin designating your Leadership Circle membership status
  • Acknowledgment in Tattle Tails and other Portage APL publications
  • Communications with the Executive Director and an invitation to tour Portage APL shelter

Become a Member

Would you like to become a member of Leadership Circle? We’d love to have your support. It’s as simple as setting up a monthly recurring donation of $84 or more. 


Leadership Circle Members

Leadership Circle membership is granted to donors who provide financial support to Portage APL by contributing a minimum of $1,000 in a calendar year. Members are recognized throughout the following year.

Members who continue to donate in subsequent years at the Leadership Circle level are recognized as Sustaining Members. Additional recognition is granted at five-year intervals to those who have continued to donate at the $1,000 level over time. Life Member designation was awarded to qualifying Leadership Circle members through 2018.

Ten Year

Sustaining Members

Phyllis J. Baker
Wendy Bellinger
Pat Bingham
Karen & Thurl Carmany
KC Carrigg*
Erica Eckert & David Taylor*
Janet Hallaran
Barbara Hodous
James & Kathryn Lamb
Alan & Judith Mail*
Alan & Louise Mellott
Dr. Nancy Mitchell
Wendell Parr


William Robenstine
Murali Shanker
Dr. Alan W. Steggles*
Victoria Vincent*
Barbara Ziegler



Five Year

Sustaining Members

Timothy & Susan Bartlebaugh*
Barbara Berry*
Mary Ann Bigler
Suzanne Broadbent*
Linda Bunyan*
Christine Coiner & Dr. Deborah Grant
Mike & Jean Coss
Darlene Courson*
Karen Doseck

Karen Fox & Rick Stump
Aurora Fussner*
Mary Ann & Elwood Howitt
Penny Hughes
Dean and Patricia Keller
Bob & Jennifer Larson
Patrick & Stephanie Beal Madonio

Fred Martin
Judy Mink
Kim Paulus
Eileen Petridis
Susan & Ronald Trace
Mark & Erika Vlacovsky*
Josephine Wardle
Wade & Michelle Williams
Mrs. Beth A. Wunderlich

Sustaining Members

Rob Bluestone
Mary Champer
Linda Clifford
Mike & LuAnn Coldwell
Winifred Croft
John Cummiskey
Nancy Dalton
Lorna Fleming
Gay Marie Goden
Jean Grau
Jacob Graves

Judith Harrington
Loye Knopsnider
Robert Lindesmith
Charles & Nancy Madonio
Rosemary Nicholas
Kimberly Novak
Diana Barrow & John Oyster
Josh & Heather Parr
Richard Penton
Annette L. Powers
Charlene Rericha

Carrie Schweitzer
JoAnn Senye
Janet Sessions
Joann Shinman
Patricia Shipp
Gary Starks
Thomas Trexler
Katherine Vincent

New Members

New to Leadership Circle in 2022

Mary Beutel
Todd & Bethany Brown
Dionetta Cossin
Christine & Jim Cossler
Marjanna Craig
Donna Evans
Gary & Gayle Gallupe
Kristen Hewitt

Janet & Charles James
Tracy Konjovic
Gail Krueger
Katy Ladew
Samuel McMillan
Dale Mizer
Laura Monteith
Eric & Carla Olson

Inez & Henri Pusker
Justin & Leah Schell-Barber
Wayne Toven
Angela Woods
Elizabeth Woolf
Barbara & CR Wunderlich
Sheryl Yankovich

Lifetime Members

(before 2018)

Jean Baker

Wendy Bellinger

Ted & Bev Bickley

Pat Bingham

Suzanne Broadbent

Thurl & Karen Carmany

Lou & KC Carrigg

Cheryl Casper

Laura Davis & Tom Clapper

Tom & Mary Cochran

Kathy Cordaro

Mike & Jean Coss

Helen D’Ianni

Karen Doseck

David Taylor & Erica Eckert

Michael & Tracy Farrell

Joe & Vicki Ferrara

Nancy Geiger

Christine Coiner & Dr. Deborah Grant

Janet Hallaran

Kim Hardesty

Barbara Hodous

Eileen Hogan

Mary Howitt

Sandra Jesionek

Dean & Patricia Keller

David & Maureen Kemmerle

Sandy Krutz

James & Kathryn Lamb

Bob & Jennifer Larson

Nick Leacoma

Alan & Judith Mail

Bruce McBrian

Alan & Louise Mellott

Nancy Mitchell

Wendell Parr



John & Mary Perry

Eileen Petridis

William Robenstine

Murali Shanker

Dr. Alan W. Steggles

Karen Fox & Rick Stump

Pam Valentine

Edward & Victoria Vincent

Josephine Wardle

Wade & Michelle Williams

Anne Wirth

Barbara Ziegler