‘Celebrate 100’ reception held for Rancho Coastal Humane Society


Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is “Celebrating 100” – that’s a perfect 100 points on Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. A special celebratory reception was held on Feb. 26 at the Fairbanks Ranch home of RCHS supporters Lori and Mike Conger. RCHS is the only working animal shelter in Southern California to receive this recognition and now among the top five in the nation.

RCHS’s President and CEO Judi Sanzo said, “A perfect charity rating is not something that’s given. It’s earned. It’s earned by fundraising efficiency, wise use of the funds, and staying true to our animals, donors and mission. Rancho Coastal Humane Society is dedicated to the rescue and care of abandoned companion animals, promoting adoptions into loving homes and offering education programs and support services to the community that inspire and strengthen the human-animal bond.”

The Celebrate 100 reception was attended by more than 75 guests. In addition to the Congers, the Host Committee included RCHS board members Louisa S. Porter, Vicki Armstrong, Chris Baker, Jerry Cesak, Ruth Hauswirth, Susan Mallory, Gina McBride, and Sylvia Steding-Thieme, along with RCHS supporters Pam Cesak, Elizabeth and Ron Davidson, Susan Finlay, Irma E. Gonzales, Lorraine Kimel Hennessy, Debbie and Mike Rider, and Julia and Perry Rosen.

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