On Wednesday, April 19, San Diego Humane Society joined Underground Elephant at its headquarters located in the heart of East Village, offering a space optimized for open and collaborative culture. Underground Elephant has been a leading supporter of San Diego Humane Society since its founding in 2008.
In 2013, Underground Elephant donated $25,000 to the nonprofit, which helped fund the creation of new homes for the more than 7,500 stray and surrendered animals that San Diego Humane Society cares for each year. A portion of the donation was also used to provide medical care for the animals. This year, the team will be partnering with San Diego Humane Society for the 8th time on their annual Walk for Animals.
“San Diego Humane Society does wonderful things for animals, and in doing so they have made San Diego a better city,” said Jason Kulpa, CEO of Underground Elephant. “San Diego has consistently been recognized as one of the best cities for dog-lovers and one of the top 10 dog-friendliest cities in America, a lot of which can be attributed to the efforts of San Diego Humane Society. We are proud to be affiliated with an organization that believes so strongly in their cause.”
Supporting charitable organizations is inherent to the Underground Elephant culture and the company is proud to be affiliated with one of such importance in San Diego. Jason Kulpa, CEO and Founder of Underground Elephant, previously served as a board member of San Diego Humane Society.
“Getting involved with charitable organizations is at the core of who we are at UE,” said Amy Zebrowski, Head of HR at Underground Elephant. “We love animals, which is why we also instituted Dog Fridays where employees can bring their pets into the office. Additionally, we recognize the importance and value of San Diego Humane Society’s commitment to keeping San Diego at zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.”
“We’ve been extremely fortunate to have the support of Underground Elephant for many years,” said Jennifer Grantham, Sr. Director of Philanthropy for San Diego Humane Society. “In addition to contributing funding to support the animals in our community, Underground Elephant has provided a tremendous amount of marketing support to our organization throughout our partnership. Its assistance has proven invaluable in helping us maintain awareness in the community and we are incredibly grateful for their time, financial support and talents. Community support and volunteerism is a critical component to our success and ability to accomplish our mission of ensuring and improving animal welfare in San Diego.”
The Walk for Animals is Saturday, May 6 at NTC Park in Liberty Station. By getting involved, starting a team and fundraising, San Diegans can make a direct impact on ensuring that every animal in San Diego is safe. To register for the event and for more information, please visit sdwalkforanimals.org.