Thursday, February 06, 2014

Cat Care Society Names Mary Jo Baker as Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Mary Jo Baker is the new Director of Major and Planned Gifts for Cat Care Society (CCS). The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "We are pleased to welcome Mary Jo to our fundraising team. Having worked for various nonprofits in the Denver area, Mary Jo brings nearly 20 years of experience to our organization."

Most recently Ms. Baker worked in development for Centura Health at Home and Sobriety House, Inc.

"My passion lies with those who are underserved, and often forgotten. What better mission to support than Cat Care Society where the clients come from a population that is fragile, vulnerable, underserved and often forgotten?," Ms. Baker explains.

Fundraising is a second career path for Ms. Baker, as previously she worked in educational television in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Baker earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She serves on the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ board of directors.

About Cat Care Society

Founded in 1981, CCS is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are:

• To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation;

• To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat;

• To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people;

• To be a friend to all cats.

CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate. CCS receives no government funding. In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year. For more information, visit

Contact: Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – 303-984-9801,

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