Animal Aid USA, established in 2012 as a 501c3, is comprised of ALL volunteers in which no one receives a salary, pension, etc. This guarantees that money raised and donated is allocated to one purpose, saving the life on an animal. South Beach Brewing Founder, Lorenzo Borghese, is Co-Founder and President of Animal Aid USA.
Animal Aid USA pulls animals from kill-shelters, quarantines them and then transports them to loving homes via its large network of non-kill rescue groups and volunteers. Through their rescue and relocation model, dogs about to be euthanized are saved.
Moreover, Animal Aid USA provides dogs with all necessary veterinary treatment including vaccines, spay/neuter, and heartworm treatment. Once they are healthy and ready to be adopted, the group of volunteers transports them to Animal Aid’s partner receiving rescues or private adopters. On average, Animal Aid USA rescues over 300 dogs each month. To date, they have rescued and provided veterinary care to over 30,000 dogs.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The Foundation also honors our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
Oceana was established by a group of leading foundations — The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oak Foundation, Marisla Foundation (formerly Homeland Foundation), Sandler Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund — after a 1999 study they commissioned discovered that less than 0.5 percent of all resources spent by environmental nonprofit groups in the United States went to ocean advocacy. No organization was working exclusively to protect and restore the oceans on a global scale. To fill the gap, our founders created Oceana: an international organization focused solely on oceans, dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based policy campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.
The Ocean Law Project — also initiated by The Pew Charitable Trusts — was absorbed into Oceana in 2001 as Oceana’s legal arm. In 2002, Oceana merged with American Oceans Campaign, founded by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, to more effectively address our common mission of protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. Since its founding, Oceana has won more than 200 victories and protected more than 4.5 million square miles of ocean. Find out more about how Oceana is helping to save the ocean's victory by victory.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of their funding comes from individual contributions. And thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude.