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Valley Humane Society names new executive director

Steve Glavan takes post as organization undertakes major expansion

Steve Glavan, who has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit organization and private sector management, has been named executive director of the Valley Humane Society.

The appointment was announced by Lori Rice, the society's board president.

Glavan, who lives in Pleasanton, most recently was the major gifts officer of United Way's Silicon Valley region. Prior to that, he was development director for a private school in Oregon, where he also worked in management for several insurance and employee benefit companies. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is elected to serve on the Board of the AFP Silicon Valley Chapter in 2011.

"He takes the helm at Valley Humane Society during a period of growth as we prepare to expand into new facilities and increase our programs in the coming year," Rice said.

In September, friends and members of the Valley Humane Society joined in groundbreaking ceremonies for the organization's new 5,200-square-foot building where construction is actually already under way on Nevada Street next to the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department headquarters.

The new complex will replace a 2,100-square-foot modular unit on the site that has served as the nonprofit group's center since 2006 when it moved from its much smaller building on Spring Street downtown.

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Posted by PW Reader
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Welcome, Steve! As a volunteer for VHS, I sincerely hope that you continue the wonderful mission and vision for VHS. We're looking forward to the new building and hope to see successful programs continue and for new programs to excite the public, volunteers and staff.

Many, many thanks to Wendy McNelley who put so much heart and soul into running VHS. We greatly appreciate your behind-the-scenes organization, management and dedication to VHS. We wish you nothing but the best in your move and new endeavors.

For information on adoption, volunteering, donating to the building fund or to check out the wonderful programs that VHS has, such as Pet Therapy, AniMeals, or Paw to Read, check out the VHS website:
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Don't forget: Saturday, Nov. 13th, 10am-4pm, The Animal Lovers' Boutique at the Feline Medical Center (by Boswell's), 3160 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton. This is a fundraiser for Jackie Barnett's Just Like New Fund (a VHS emergency medical fund). THANKS!


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