who we are

Who We Are
In 2010, the Houston BARC Foundation was organized by private citizens with the support of Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council and created as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) fundraising organization.

The Houston BARC Foundation’s 2010 Founding Board of Directors, eight of Houston’s philanthropic leaders, are Linda F. Barrett, Janet R. Dietrich, Danielle Ellis, Sidney Faust, Tena Lundquist Faust, Tama J. Lundquist, Michelle Mantor and Sue Powell… all of whom share a deep love for animals.

The Houston BARC Foundation strives to improve the quality of life and survival rate of all homeless animals in Houston. In a major effort to prevent animal homelessness, the BARC Foundation’s goal is to raise the money needed to support the City of Houston BARC Animal Shelter’s life-saving and homeless animal prevention programs, as well as making spay and neuter assistance programs more widely accessible to Houston residents.

Since its incorporation in October 2010, the Houston BARC Foundation has raised more than $550,000 in donations. Foundation grants are made exclusively to Houston’s only municipal animal shelter, BARC. The BARC Foundation’s grants provide much-needed supplies, equipment, and medical care to the more than 500 dogs and cats at the BARC Animal Shelter. The BARC Foundation has also spearheaded and funded widespread adoption and spay/neuter initiatives throughout Houston.

Since 2013, the Houston BARC Foundation has worked in partnership with the City of Houston to complete funding for the new, state-of-the-art BARC Adoption Center.

Our Mission
The mission of the Houston BARC Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all animals in Houston, especially those under the care of the City of Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions.

Donations to the Houston BARC Foundation directly benefit animals sheltered at, or otherwise cared for by, BARC through purchases of medical, kennel, sanitary, and other supplies, and equipment.

The Houston BARC Foundation’s efforts are also focused on raising public awareness among all Houstonians about homeless and at-risk animals throughout our community.

Our Team

Houston BARC Foundation Board of Directors

Holly Benson

Holly Benson

Board Member

Elsie Eckert

Elsie Eckert

Board Member

Andrea Hellyer

Andrea Hellyer

Board Member

Amy Lowe

Amy Lowe

Board Member

Annise Parker

Annise Parker

Board Member

Andrea Ward

Andrea Ward

Board Member

Susan Boggio

Susan Boggio

Board Member

Malcolm Eisenberg

Malcolm Eisenberg

Board Member

Jasmine Jenkins

Jasmine Jenkins

Board Member

Susie Molina

Susie Molina

Board Member

Katie Prichard

Katie Prichard

President

Leslie Devillier

Leslie Devillier

HBF Administrator

Laura Butler

Laura Butler

Vice President

Marianne Fanning

Marianne Fanning

Board Member

Anna Kaplan

Anna Kaplan

Board Member

Anna Moore

Anna Moore

Board Member

Sophia Proler

Sophia Proler

Board Member

Shannon Conklin

Shannon Conklin

Board Member

Brenda Hanzl

Brenda Hanzl

Board Member

Lauren Kenton

Lauren Kenton

Board Member

Mason Mote

Mason Mote

Secretary / Nominations

Giovanni Rosselli

Giovanni Rosselli

Board Member

Our 2010 Founding Board

Linda F Barrett

Founding Board Member

Janet Dietrich

Founding Board Member

Danielle Ellis

Founding Board Member

Sidney Faust

Founding Board Member

Tena Lundquist Faust

Founding Board Member

Tama J Lundquist

Founding Board Member

Michelle Mantor

Founding Board Member

Sue Powell

Founding Board Member

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