Sponsorships Benefit Your Company and the Animals

The Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter is excited to offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to promote your company. Each year we host a number of popular fundraisers. You can choose among various levels of corporate participation or we can customize a level that works best for your budget.

Spokescat of the Month 

The Ellen M. Gifford shelter introduced a new program spotlighting one of our long term residents a month. Although the average stay for a Gifford Cat is 114 days, for a variety of reasons some residents stay longer than others and need special attention. By sponsoring our Spokescat of the Month your organization will receive prime advertisement on our homepage linking your support to help a shelter cat in need, mention on Facebook & Petfinder advertisements and other venues our Spokecat is highlighted including flyers, radio etc. Spokescat sponsors fill up fast and are limited to 12 per year. Spokescat care costs average $30-$50 per day. Spokescat sponsorships begin at $1,000 per month.

Adoption Packet Exclusive Partner

Each year the Gifford Cat Shelter finds homes for over 200+ cats and kittens. Each cat is sent to their forever home with an Adoption Folder containing their history, medical records, and information to adjust new their new home. Once a year this exclusive sponsorship opportunity is available for $5,000. This sponsorship is available for one year and will receive their business name and logo printed in conjunction with the Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter logo on the front of the Adoption Folder.

Pet Food Sponsor

Many times cats entering the shelter have not had the easiest life. They come from a variety of backgrounds including hoarding cases, abandonment, kittens born to stray mothers and surrenders. It is for this reason we choose to feed our cats and kittens high quality natural food which aids in recovery and maintaining health. As more and more cats are in need of homes, so is our need to feed them. Sponsor our cat food for a month or an entire year and receive special name recognition on our website and printed newsletter for your generous contribution.

Feline Affair Silent & Live Auction

The Gifford Cat Shelter has been the most purred about event for our supporters. We are one of the few no kill cageless cat shelters in the Boston area for over 125 years. The auction takes place each spring, hosting near 200 animal-loving guests and has recently moved to its new location at the American Legion Post in Waltham. We have great opportunities for catalog advertisements, table recognition, on-site recognition and many more opportunities for your company to demonstrate your investment in community cats! Visit our website for more event details or contact Stacey Price, Development Manager at sprice@giffordcatshelter.org to learn how you can become a sponsor today!

Sponsorship Levels Include (but are not limited to):

  • $10,000 Title Sponsorship
  • $5,000  Guardian Angel Sponsor
  • $2,500 Top Cat Sponsor
  • $1,000 True Companion Sponsor
  • $600 Best Friend Sponsor
  • $350 Community Cat Sponsor
  • $100 Pet Pal

These sponsorship opportunities with the Gifford Cat Shelter will provide you with a number of benefits including visibility, community outreach & good will, event promotion, and hospitality.

Fall Festival

The Ellen M. Gifford Fall Festival was created in 2012 to showcase the uniqueness behind a cageless shelter, promote cat and kitten adoptions and allow the public to tour our facility. The event features crafts, food, vendor booths, face painting, and games. The 2nd annual Fall Festival takes place on September 15th from 1 pm- 4pm.  Visit our web page for more details.

Host a Benefit

Your company may also be interested in hosting its own benefit event. After all, no one knows your corporate culture better than you! Planning your own benefit event allows your company the freedom to reflect that culture and directly support the Gifford Cat Shelter’s programs for animals, youth and community.


For information regarding event sponsorship at the Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter, you are welcome to email giffordcats@giffordcatshelter.org.

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