Although our class has ended, I (Juliana) felt it only fitting to keep the momentum going by celebrating not just our achievements during the course of our group’s venture, but by taking a moment to recognize the power of 26 determined MBA minds.
Our group knew that we wanted to do right by this project, and as you — our supporters — have seen along the way, we did everything we could to prove our cause and allegiance to the philosophies of dog rescue through our #homewardhound campaign. As we mentioned, we were very proud to be able to hand Jean and the Forever Home Dog Rescue of the Capital District a check for $2,500.00 toward her cause when all was said and done.
…and the rest of our class followed suit similarly.
Collectively, we raised around $11,000 toward our collective causes.
That alone speaks volumes. I don’t know what more can be said other than how much it means to have been part of a remarkable effort by remarkable people.
On top of Jean’s Forever Home, the other organizations recognized and supported by our class included:
- AMC’s Melodies Center
- Things of My Very Own
- Veterans Miracle Center
- Girls, Inc.
AND — our cause does not end here! Because we hit our goal, I am happy to put my money where my mouth is and support an adoption for a local veteran or special needs individual who is ready for a forever home companion. Jean voiced her approval of the challenge and emphasized through her supportive philosophy that this adoption will only happen in circumstances where the adoption is right on both ends — for both the individual and for the dog. Truly a remarkable woman with the best intentions…I am happy to have met her and look forward to collaborating on this final project step.
On that note, I also look forward to continuing my work with Jean through some new fundraising activities. If you want to help keep our momentum alive, please be sure to stay tuned for blog updates! Although the *barkery* may be done, there is still a lot left to be done when it comes to supporting Forever Home.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again for supporting our cause, and for those interested, please stay tuned as details emerge about the adoption challenge follow up. It will be a privilege to continue the mission after what has been such a rewarding experience.