Anderson Humane

Respect. Protect. Connect.

aka Anderson Humane   |   South Elgin, IL   |  ahconnects.org

Mission

Anderson Humane's mission is to champion the welfare of animals and improve the lives of people through programs that create mutually beneficial human-animal connections, inspiring kindness and respect throughout our community.

Ruling year info

1968

President & CEO

Beth "B" Mars

Main address

1000 S LaFox

South Elgin, IL 60177 USA

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Formerly known as

Anderson Animal Shelter

Fox Valley Wildlife Center

EIN

36-6164626

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our primary purpose is to support animals and the people who love them, be it through adoptions, low-cost veterinary services, education and assisting with all aspects of pet ownership.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Shelter

Anderson Humane focuses on creating and supporting mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. Current programs such as our Adoption Program, Military Veterans’ Program, and Healing Paws Pet Therapy Program create positive, impactful connections between people and animals, improving the lives of both. Future programs will be offered in partnership with human-service organizations throughout our community, maximizing impact and changing lives for the better.

Anderson Humane is a resource for pet owners, providing information and services to provide better care for their pets. Services such as our Low-Cost Vaccination, Dental, and Spay/Neuter Clinics offer affordable veterinary care options, preventing owners from having to give up their pets simply because they can’t afford care. On the horizon are additional programs to keep pets in homes, such as a pet food pantry, affordable pet training options, and temporary housing for pets when families are in crisis.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving our community for more than 50 years. While we still honor our animal-saving mission of the past, we continually strive to meet the ever-changing need for respectful care and treatment of all animals in our community.

We are committed to offering programs that support our mission. Through our MVP program, we engage with veterans and offer special volunteer opportunities, support during deployments and resources to help them. Our Humane Education team teaches children in our community about how to safely interact with pets and how to be respectful of wild animals around us. Our veterinary staff offers low-cost veterinary services so people can keep their animals healthy. Our outreach team attends area festivals and shows to spread the word about the work we do. Our volunteer program gives people the opportunity to serve their community and to interact with animals.

We are uniquely qualified since we have been the leading animal welfare organization in our community for over 50 years. Our CEO has over 20 years of experience in animal welfare and most of our high-level staff have extensive experience in the animal welfare world.

We have formed partnerships with other animal-based organizations as well as human service organizations to strengthen our programs that support our community. For example, we have offered free boarding to victims of domestic violence as research shows most victims will not leave their abuser if they have a pet in the home. We have also found foster homes for the pets of military personnel who deploy. In addition, we recently merged with a local wildlife center that will enable us to work together to educate the public on the best way to live harmoniously with wildlife while protecting their health and safety.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, Social media,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Anderson Humane

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bil Papp

Cindy Green

Accertify

Pam Bierman

Retired

Christine Bourdage

TechPro

Ramesh Doshi

Retired

Steve Hinze

Retired

Bil Papp

ProBusiness Advisors

Cheryl Schreck

PNC Investments

Rich Davis

Wintrust Financial

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/1/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/21/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.