BANGOR — The Bangor Humane Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Ravenscraft as the organization’s new director of development. She will be responsible for all fundraising and development activities, as well as some communications duties. A gifted storyteller, her focus is in relationship building. She has spent years collaborating with individuals, foundations, corporations and nonprofit partners, specifically in the Bangor region.
Ravenscraft was most recently the executive director at Penobscot Theatre Company where, in addition to fundraising, she was responsible for overseeing all marketing and communications initiatives, community outreach, administrative oversight and audience cultivation. Before that, she spent several years with United Way of Eastern Maine as a resource development manager, honing her skills as an effective fundraiser. She also brings with her over a decade of expertise in event planning and coordination.
“The most important thing any fundraiser can bring to the table is a passion for mission. I have always loved being surrounded by animals and am the proud pet parent of three cats and two bunnies. I also have an affinity for senior dogs-their last years should be filled with the joy and comfort that only a forever home can offer,” said Ravenscraft. “I am honored to join the dedicated staff at the Bangor Humane Society, working alongside this wonderful community to ensure that homeless or unwanted pets are well cared for until they’re matched with their perfect human companion.”
Suzan Prendergast, executive director of the Bangor Humane Society shared, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Kathryn join our team of dedicated staff and volunteers. Together with the community’s support, the pets of our region will benefit from a strong and healthy Bangor Humane Society. A key component of that health is the financial stability to fulfill our mission into the future. Kathryn’s experience and passion will only lead to the success of our organization. We are so happy to welcome Kathryn to the BHS team.”
The Bangor Humane Society is an independent, non-profit organization, funded by local contributions and donations. Each year the society cares for and works to find forever homes for homeless pets. Finding safe homes for animals is not just our mission, it’s our tradition and we thank the community for helping us accomplish this goal each day.