SCITUATE DOG PARK
The mission of Friends of the Scituate Dog Park is to encourage responsible dog ownership through recreation and education. The goal of our organization is to build and operate a secure dog park that will provide a safe, clean off-leash recreational environment for dogs and owners, and to educate the community to promote responsible dog ownership.
Friends of the Scituate Dog Park is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Massachusetts and is organized for the operation and maintenance of the park, as well as for charitable and educational purposes. We consist of a Board of Directors (a minimum of 7 individuals from the community with voting rights related to providing guidance to the operations of the park), and an Executive Committee made up of the following Officers:
President: Lisa Huffman
Vice-President: Susan Grondine Dauwer
Secretary: Kerry Tondorf
Treasurer: Daniel Joyce
In addition, special committees made of community members are assembled to provide assistance with special projects.
In 2017, Friends of Scituate Dog Park applied for and was subsequently approved for non-profit 501(c)(3) status through the IRS and with the state of Massachusetts. There are several tax benefits that come along with the 501(c)(3) status. The most important of these benefits is for you — all your donations to help bring a dog park to Scituate are tax-deductible!
In addition to donations from our supporters, the Friends of Scituate Dog Park, along with Town of Scituate, has applied for a construction grant from the Stanton Foundation. Friends of Scituate Dog Park has received approval for funding from the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) of Scituate and also from American Disabilities Act (ADA) for construction.
Friends of the Scituate Dog Park EIN: 81-5272021