Dog Mayor 2023
TAHOE DONNER GIVING FUND SUMMER 2023 CAMPAIGN RESULTS
Thanks to all of our generous donors, including those who “voted” with their donations for Tahoe Donner Dog Mayor candidates, the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund Summer 2023 Fundraising Campaign raised more than $40,000 to support scholarships to local students and grants to local nonprofit organizations.
THANK YOU! ❤️
PLEASE WELCOME 2023 TAHOE DONNER DOG MAYOR, SIERRA SEITZ!
Sierra raised more than $4,700 for the Giving Fund, showing what big, caring hearts this 7-year-old English Chocolate Labrador and her family have. Chris and Cam Seitz promised, “As the Tahoe Donner Dog Mayor, Sierra will proudly represent Tahoe Donner and welcome each of you with a warm smile and a wagging tail. She loves to run and play all day while enjoying the amazing outdoor venues TD has to offer. You can find Sierra hiking TD trails, swimming in Donner Lake, or best of all running the cross country ski trails at ACAC.”
Thanks to Sierra, Chris and Cam Seitz for raising money to “help make a difference supporting our community through the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund.” ❤️
Take a look at Sierra’s Dog Mayor message here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO TD VICE DOG MAYOR YOGIE NOONAN
Second in fundraising with more than $3,500, Yogie the 4-year-old “Truckee Terrier” is first in the hearts of her owners Betsy and Mike Noonen, who described her as “a can-do canine who intends for 2023 to be doggone great! She wants to treat the TD community to as many walks, hikes, squirrel or chipmunk chases as they would like. Yogie loves leashes and never leaves a ‘trace’ of herself on trails and streets. She loves to give back, too. Mainly licks, smiles, and wags, but also by raising a lot of money for the good work that the Giving Fund does in our community.”
Appreciation to Yogie, Betsy, and Mike Noonen ❤️
CONGRATULATIONS TO TD FIRST DEPUTY DOG MAYOR LUCY MOORE-CADEI
Third in the mayoral race with over $3,100 raised, Lucy Moore-Cadei self-reported, “I am a small but mighty 16-pound Shih Tzu/Terrier mix. My favorite activity is playing fetch, even in deep snow. My number one goal in life is to catch a chipmunk or squirrel. While I am no Bernese Mountain dog, I do a great job guarding my neighborhood, and stand ready to look out for the best interest of the entire Tahoe Donner Community.”
Thanks to Lucy, Toni Moore, and Raymond Cadei ❤️
SPECIAL HONOR TO TD DEPUTY DOG MAYOR COPPER LEVINE
Most unique was the campaign of Copper Levine, as Benjamin Levine described him, “Bounding down the trails, baying after wild animals, bolting into mountain streams, Copper’s happiest moments were in Tahoe Donner. A rescue beagle, Copper joined our family in 2018. Heartbreakingly, in August we lost him to a death cap mushroom. May the remembrance of Copper give back to the community that gave him such joy.”
Heartfelt appreciation to Benjamin Levine and the memory of Copper ❤️
CHEERS TO ALL TAHOE DONNER DEPUTY DOG MAYORS
All the dogs who campaigned to become Tahoe Donner Dog Mayor ran with wonderful stories, cute photos, and impressive abilities to raise funds for the important work of the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund.
Thank you to each and every Deputy Dog Mayor and their respective parents ❤️
❤️ Amie & Tommy O’Toole
❤️ Paul Meyerhoff
❤️ Debbie Sultan
❤️ Julie Vree
❤️ Marissa Endres
❤️ Aileen Throne
❤️ Kelsey Casey
❤️ Patricia Kurtz
❤️ Andrew Murray
❤️ Rob Shattuck
❤️ Keri Combs Daly
We are very grateful to Jaime Waltman Legare of Elements Mountain Co. for her support from the inception of the Giving Fund. As our Founding Partner, Elements donates $1 for each of their snow removal clients, totaling over $4,000 annually, to cover all our operating expenses thus making 100% of your contributions available for grants and scholarships.
The Tahoe Donner Giving Fund Committee is chartered by the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors. The Tahoe Donner Giving Fund is an affiliate fund of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax #68-0416404. All contributions are voluntary and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.