Foundations for the Future
Our Foundations for the Future fundraising initiative began with the Kathy Foreman Client House and Training Center, followed by the Early Learning Center, Hawkins Foundation Canine Center, and NEADS Breeding Center.
Foundations for the Future Completed Projects
NEADS Breeding Center - COMPLETED 2022
The NEADS Breeding Center sets the standard for Service Dog breeding, training, and care. This innovative center allows us to better control for temperament, health, and overall suitability for Service Dog work and enables us to increase our pool of purpose-bred Service Dogs. This is key to ensuring that we can get more dogs through training and place more dogs with people in need. Learn more about the center here.
Deborah Hawkins Foundation Canine Center Renovation - COMPLETED 2019
Renovated from the ground up, our new Canine Center is a cutting edge Service Dog facility, designed to minimize stress by providing an environment that is healthier for our staff and dogs. Learn more about the center here.
Laura J. Niles Early Learning Center Renovation - COMPLETED 2018
The success of our program starts with our puppies. Prior to breaking ground on the new kennel for adult dogs, we revitalized a building on our property to accommodate our newly arriving puppies. NEADS pups spend up to two weeks on our campus. During that time, our puppy instructors begin teaching basic obedience. Between lessons, the puppies have plenty of time to play, and receive lots of attention from our staff and volunteers.
NEADS Nursery - COMPLETED 2018
Construction of the Whelping Center Nursery took place in the Spring of 2017. The center allows NEADS to start a small, complimentary breeding program. The new addition to campus is located in close proximity to the Early Learning Center to facilitate transfer when puppies reach 8 weeks of age.
Kathy Foreman Client House and Training Center - COMPLETED 2015
The new building, which was designed with client input, includes 7 bedrooms, some with adjacent access for care providers, 1 two-bedroom apartment, 1 handicapped accessible kitchen, 3 handicapped accessible bathrooms, 1 training area, 2 conference rooms, 1 two-story elevator, 1 large meeting area and a handicapped accessible pathway to the main facility.
Foundations for the Future - Hawkins Foundation Canine Center
Hawkins Foundation Canine Center Major Donors
NEADS would like to thank all who supported our Foundations for the Future - Deborah Hawkins Foundation Canine Center fundraising initiative. Your support helped us create a state-of-the-art Canine Center.
Abaris Financial Group
Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
Building 19 Foundation
Copeland Family Foundation
Diane Fisher Bell
Fred Harris Daniels Foundation
Deborah A. Hawkins Charitable Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. James Henderson
Don and Karen Irving
Cheryl and John Kornegay
Laura J. Niles Foundation
Cindy and Bob Lepofsky
Lodge of St. Andrew
McKeen Charitable Remainder Trust
Reiser Family Foundation
Stoddard Charitable Trust
Richard Storck and Aletha A. Langham
The Sherman Kalish Family
Van Sloun Foundation