Fundraising

Raising the Future of Humane Indiana

Doing Serious Good Together.

If you’re serious about supporting the many needs of animals in the region and love to connect & have fun with others who share your heart, our annual fundraisers are can’t-miss events.


15th Annual Gala
"Take A Walk On The Wild Side"
Saturday February 24th
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Avalon Manor, Merrillville IN



Humane Indiana’s Signature Fundraising Event.  You don’t want to miss it!

Save the date! Our 15th Annual Gala will be a memorable evening celebrating Humane Indiana’s relentless care of Northwest Indiana’s most vulnerable. Mingle, share cocktails and have dinner with with some of the most prominent and distinguished individuals from the region along with opportunities to bid on desirable auction items. This event is among the top 5 annual gala’s in the region so purchase your tickets now before it’s sold out. 

Humane Indiana Annual Gala

The Annual Gala’s committee members and executive leadership team are among the most passionate and successful in the region. They work hard to ensure the success of the event year after year. Where can you help best?

Executive Leadership Team: The annual gala’s executive leadership team is doing good together at the highest level. The honor of serving on this exclusive team is due to its strict sponsorship criteria. Only distinguished executive level professionals from the region and committed partners are considered. The team has limited seats available and meets once a month to ensure that Humane Indiana continues to care for the thousands of at risk animals in the region.  

Committee Members: Comprised of selected professionals from the region, our committee members are key to the future of Humane Indiana. The committee helps plan the annual gala and obtain desirable auction items, which are key to our fundraising success. This opportunity to serve allows business professionals to network and get noticed while partnering to care for the thousands of at risk animals in the region. Planning begins in September to prepare and network for the event.

Sponsorship: We’re honored that you would consider sponsoring our Gala. We go out of our way to visibly and verbally highlight our sponsors to the many in attendance and beyond. More important than spotlighting your business is the opportunity to partner together for the good of Northwest Indiana’s at risk animals. 

For more information on joining these teams, please contact Molly Dunne at mdunne@humaneindiana.org.



Paws in the Park Walk

The pet-friendly event of the year!

Now in our 25th year, Paws in the Park is a fun-filled outdoor social event raising awareness and funds for the thousands of animals cared for by Humane Indiana every year. This event is free to the public and filled with enough fun for the whole family.

Paws in the Park

Let's walk the walk!

Participate in the 1 mile walk and join us for a day of entertainment filled with games, contests, and activities while our vendors fill the park with treasures, tasty goodies, and great food.

Get Involved!

By participating as a vendor, volunteer or sponsor we can do good together. How will you make a difference? 

Sponsorship: We’re honored that you would consider sponsoring Paws in the Park. We go out of our way to visibly and verbally highlight our sponsors to the many in attendance and beyond. More important than spotlighting your business is the opportunity to partner together for the good of Northwest Indiana’s at risk animals. 

Vendor: We’re honored that you would consider participating as a vendor for Paws in the Park. Our Vendors are able to highlight their businesses and goods while transforming this 1 mile walk into a can’t-miss event. 

Volunteer: We’re honored that you would consider volunteering for Paws in the Park. Our volunteers are truly a blessing and make this event the special occasion that it is. Together we’re making a difference for the thousands of at risk animals that need our help.

To sign-up to become a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer, please contact Molly Dunne at mdunne@humaneindiana.org



Community Outreach

Our community outreach efforts are vital to the growth and prosperity of Humane Indiana. We reach out to the community via our Mobile Adoption Vehicle and take part in local activities.

Mobile Adoption Vehicle

Our Mobile Adoption Vehicle and can be scheduled to visit your off-site event, and provide adoptable animals ready to find a forever family.

Community Events

Humane Indiana volunteers at community events year ‘round and works to collect donations through water sales, merchandise sales and various community partnerships.

For more information on our events and community outreach, or if you would like to be a member of one of our committees, email abaiz@humaneindiana.org


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