Fur Ball Event, fur ball, michigan animal welfare foundation

Meet The Team

Amazing volunteers who meet and work year-round will the sole purpose to raise fun —  and funds — to help animals in need…

Michelle Mullen

Owner: Your Bowling Coach and Aleta Sills Bowling World, Author


“I think about the less fortunate animals out there everyday and cannot do enough to help them and be a voice for them.“
Member: Board of Directors
Event Founder/ “CEO”
Event Development
Volunteer Meeting Host
Volunteer Organizer
Sponsor Relations
Participant Relations
Fundraiser
B4AR Event Host
Rescues: LOVE all my rescues!

Kelle S. Sisung

Previous Development Director at Dearborn Animal Shelter


“Animals provide unconditional love and change the world four paws at a time. It’s up to us to speak for them and give them the best world we can.”
Board of Directors Retreat Specialist
Event Development
Event Guidance, Support & Direction
Sponsorship Development & Cultivation
Event Material Development
Auction Items Set Up
Fundraiser
Events Ambassador & Volunteer
Rescues: Katie, Badger, Molly Matilda, Gwen, Sunny (In memory: Betsy and Harry)

Carol Boudrie

Engineering Change Coordinator


“I love animals! Especially those who don’t have an opportunity to live a
normal, healthy, loving life. With our help, along with organizations that our event benefits, we can all provide for a better way of life for these less unfortunate animals. The love and joy that we get from our fur babies is unconditional and truly rewarding!”
Member: Board of Directors
Еvent Development
Sponsor & Donator Tracking
Data Base Management
Material Development
“Appreciation” Letters
Auction Item Acquisition
Auction Item Set Up
B4AR Event Guide
Fundraiser
B4AR Event Proceeds Captain
Rescues: Max & Ramona

Barb Mattison

Mechanical Engineer: Ford


Member: Board of Directors
Event Development
Event Consultant & Support
Website Developer
Proceeds Tracker
B4AR Lane Assignments
B4AR Event: Check-In Captain
Donator
Rescues: Jack & Kittie Gang

Aleta Sill

Owner: Your Bowling Coach and Aleta Sills Bowling World


“Animals don’t have a voice, so we are their voice.“
Member: Board of Directors
Event Development
Volunteer Meeting Host
Fundraiser
B4AR Event Host
Loves all her rescues!

Kent Shafer

Of Counsel to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.


“I volunteer for Bowl-4-Animal Rescue because the event directly benefits animals by raising funds for organizations that provide them with essentials of life when they have nowhere else to turn.“
Legal Services through Firm
Event Development
Event Photography
B4AR Event Registration
B4AR Team Bowler
In-Kind Donator (with Yvonne Shafer)
Two retired racing greyhounds: Shayna and Mr. Blue

Marie Skladd

Director of Community Outreach: Michigan Humane Society


President of MAAN/ACN (20+years)
Animal Care Network (ACN) Volunteer
Event Development & Support
Auction Item Acquisition
B4AR event: MAAN/ACN Rep
Rescues: Georgia & Roxie (R.I.P. Wishey)

Lindsay Warren

Lindsay Warren Consulting


“I started as someone who simply attended the event to represent MAAN. I immediately LOVED the event and am so proud to help year-round to introduce this event to more people – and raise more money – every year.“
Event Partner
Event Development
Media & Public Relations
Press Releases
Social Media Manager
Special Events Coordinator
Community Calendar Listings
Fundraiser
Rescues: Pebbles, Chloe & Daisy

Barb Gamber

Licensed Builder


“Because I love my dog and everytime I look at her my heart smiles. The unconditional love of our furry babies is truly a gift. There are dogs and cats out there that need our help and it brings me joy to do just that.“

I help out at both the B4AR selling raffle tickets or with the run of show on event day. For the Fur Ball I help out on event day keeping the run of show on track. I also help seek sponsors for the events.

Rescues: Phoebe

Denise Linton

Art & Graphics Dept. Foreman & Finishing Specialist: Faro Screen Process


“So that two GREAT organizations can continue to help animals in need, and be the voice of those who can’t speak for themselves.”
Event Development
Sponsorship Development
Event Banners and Signage
Merchandise Development
B4AR Event Volunteer Director
Fundraiser
Rescues: Flash (R.I.P. Gordy)

Kathy Pacteles

Maintenance Administrator at AT&T


“I volunteer because it just feels right to advocate for a cause I wholeheartedly believe in. The animals deserve a healthy, happy and free life. And I want to support my dear friends in their passion to help as many Animals as they possibly can.“
Lane Sponsorships
Event Brainstorm Development
Events Set-up
Events Auction Team
Fundraiser
Rescue: Jake (he rescued me!)

Dee Pacteles

Retired


“Because 100% goes back to the animals & they need our support.“
Events Set-up
Events Revenue Captain
Rescues: Jody, Mindy & Mandy (crossed over Rainbow Bridge)

Jim Boudrie

IT Desktop Support: PKC Group


“You look at the faces of the dogs at home and try to imagine them on the street or in an abusive environment. It becomes a no brainer to help try to save any animal from a bad situation. These animals just want a family and a home. “
Lane Sponsorships
Event Brainstorm Development
Events Set-up
Events Auction Team
Fundraiser
Rescue: Jake (he rescued me!)

Jeanne Gebbia

Maintenance Administrator at AT&T


“I volunteer for Bowl-4-Animal Rescue because the event directly benefits animals by raising funds for organizations that provide them with essentials of life when they have nowhere else to turn.“
Auction Planner & Set Up
Events Auction Captain
Events Set-up
Rescues: Jake

Andrea Kuentz

Fundraiser and Grant Writer for Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit in Dearborn


I mainly help with the auctions area for both events by soliciting items from local businesses through out the year. I also volunteer for greeting and working the sponsor and guest check in at both events and help sell raffle tickets.

I volunteer because I have seen over the years the extraordinary efforts and passion that the volunteers show for helping animals in our community form three great organizations. The volunteers work as a team and go above and beyond to make the two large fundraisers successful and the food collection drives too! They work hard and have a large amount of fun at the same time. I am happy to be help them in any way I can.

Rescues: Chloe and Scout

Barbara Moten

Executive Director


Event duties, beneficiary organization

“I became involved with Cat Tail Acres Sanctuary, a beneficiary organization, because they found a place there for a cat living in my back yard that I couldn’t bring inside myself.  I became involved with MIAWF because Cat Tails is blessed to benefit from our association with MIAWF.  I volunteer because I believe in the mission of both organizations, which ultimately help creatures who cannot speak for themselves, and because there is a strong feeling of kinship with all of the others in the group.”

Jeri Lantzy

Ford Motor Company: Assembly Technician


“I volunteer to help animals in need because they cannot help themselves.“
Event Sponsorships
Event Development
B4AR Logo Gear
Event Volunteer
Fundraiser
Rescues: Dee (R.I.P. Humphrey)

Ashley Patrick


“I volunteer for Bowl-4-Animal Rescue because the event directly benefits animals by raising funds for organizations that provide them with essentials of life when they have nowhere else to turn.“

Event Volunteer

Meghan Macunovich

Business Administration Student at Robert Morris University IL


“I volunteer with MIAWF because all animals deserve the right to live happy, healthy lives and to be loved. This foundation enables myself and others to support local animal charities that ensure animals get the help they need.”
Sponsor & Donor Tracking
Event Development
B4AR Logo Gear
Social Media Manager
Database Management

Some volunteer opportunities:

  • Social Media
  • Database Maintenance
  • Technology
  • Photography/Videography
  • Organizational Skills
  • Solicitation: Auction and Sponsors
  • Event Support (Pre or During)
  • Sponsor Liason (Connections on websites, etc )
  • Community outreach

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