Foundations for the Future

The Foundations for the Future fundraising initiative began with our new Kathy Foreman Client House and Training Facility and includes the creation of a new Early Learning Center and completely renovated Hawkins Canine Center.


NEADS would like to thank those who have supported our Foundations for the Future, including our  most recent Hawkins Canine Center fundraising initiative. Your support has helped us create a state-of-the-art Canine Center and Early Learning Center/Nursery.

Foundations for the Future Completed Projects

Hawkins 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.

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.

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 - Breeding Center

NEADS is currently raising $2.5M to create a new Breeding Center and satellite campus, continuing our Foundations for the Future initiative. Learn about this project and how you can support our efforts.

Foundations for the Future - Hawkins Canine Center

Hawkins Canine Center Opens (Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography)
Hawkins Canine Center Opens (Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography)
Canine Center tour. (Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography)
Canine Center tour. (Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography)
Canine Center tour. (Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography)
Canine Center tour. (Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography)

Hawkins Canine Center Major Donors

NEADS would like to thank all who supported our Foundations for the Future - Hawkins Canine Center fundraising initiative. Your support helped us create a state-of-the-art Canine Center.

Abaris Financial Group
Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
Anonymous
Building 19 Foundation
Copeland Family Foundation
Sierra Delta
Dreamweavers
Ellsworth Foundation
Enterprise Bank
Diane Fisher Bell
Fletcher Foundation
Fred Harris Daniels Foundation
Gloria Galperin
Connie Harsh
Deborah A. Hawkins Charitable Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. James Henderson
Hoche-Schofield Foundation

Don and Karen Irving
Cheryl and John Kornegay
Laura J. Niles Foundation
Cindy and Bob Lepofsky
Lodge of St. Andrew
Maureen Manning
McKeen Charitable Remainder Trust
Laura McTaggart
Patterson Foundation
Mary Proscano
Denise Ranucci
Reiser Family Foundation
Laurie Sabol
Sierra Delta
Stoddard Charitable Trust
Richard Storck and Aletha A. Langham
The Sherman Kalish Family
Van Sloun Foundation

Canine Center Interior (Photo: Mary Silva)
Canine Center Interior (Photo: Mary Silva)