Animal House: Humane Society Of Central Illinois Welcomes New Development Director | WGLT

Animal House: Humane Society Of Central Illinois Welcomes New Development Director

May 12, 2016

Madonna Courtright hopes to raise lots of support for deserving animals like this fun fellow.
Credit Humane Society of Central Illinois

The new Development Director of the Humane Society of Central Illinois hopes to help the organization achieve new heights.

  • Madonna Courtright is the new Development Director for the HSCI.  She's the first person to ever hold this job and relishes the opportunity to blaze a new trail with the organization.  Courtright said she loves a challenge!
    Madonna Courtright is the first-ever Development Director for the HSCI.
    Credit Laura Kennedy / WGLT
  • Her responsibilities include building relationships, encourage volunteering, and developing donors. "It's all about connecting with people, " she said.
  • Future plans include expanding the facility, including installing a paved dog run.
  • The largest HSCI fundraiser of the year is the 6th Annual Dinner and auction on Saturday, May 14 at the Doubletree in Bloomington.  
  • The Annual Humane Society  Garage Sale is in June.
  • The Humane Society is also collecting shoes as a fundraiser called Donate Your Soles. The shoe donations help give footwear to the less fortunate, plus raises funds for animals in need.  There are donation locations across the Twin Cities, including Gold's Gym, The Workout Company and Artful Designs.