Behind the Scenes at San Diego Humane Society

Are you interested in learning about local nonprofits and how they operate? Still trying to find your interest and passion in the nonprofit sector? Don't miss this exclusive opportunity for a Behind the Scenes tour of a local nonprofit organization.

Join YNPN San Diego on Thursday, August 27 for our first virtual Behind the Scenes event as we explore and learn about San Diego Humane Society, a local nonprofit that has remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will hear how SDHS has continued its lifesaving mission to inspire compassion and hope while ensuring the safety of its guests, employees, and volunteers.

Members of the Philanthropy, Volunteer Engagement, and Community Engagement departments will share how their teams are adapting to the current environment and are remaining connected to donors, volunteers, and the community. Attendees will also be treated to a tour of the facilities via Zoom.

Founded in 1880, San Diego Humane Society has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. In FY2018-2019, they took in nearly 50,000 animals and found homes for 29,717 domestic animals.

This is a FREE event! All are welcome!

Meet the Speakers

Alex Mares is Director of Philanthropy at San Diego Humane Society. Her professional experience includes over 13 years of working in nonprofits, with six of those in fundraising. As a mom to a rambunctious pittie mix, she loves inspiring generosity for the lifesaving work of San Diego’s leading animal welfare organization. She is also proud to serve on the Society’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Alex, an Imperial Valley native, is a volunteer mentor with MANA de San Diego’s Hermanitas program and serves on the City of Chula Vista International Friendship Commission.


Sharleen Eusebio is the Volunteer Program Development Manager for the San Diego Humane Society, where she oversees recruitment, event management, recognition, engagement strategy, and new program development for their volunteer base of over 4,000 individuals. During her time here, she also co-founded SDHS’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to working in animal welfare, Sharleen built her career in the arts and culture sector, working and volunteering in institutions like the San Diego Museum of Man (now the Museum of Us), The Huntington Library, The Getty Villa, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She previously served on the boards of San Diego’s Cultural Volunteer Managers Council and the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals. Currently, she volunteers as a guest faculty presenter for Nonprofit Solutions and is involved with the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute.

Staci Hurley has been a Humane Educator at San Diego Humane Society for four years, leading both onsite and outreach youth programs, including tours, scouts, birthday parties, camps, and visits to school classrooms and community organizations. Staci has always had a passion for working with animals, and prior to coming to SDHS, she volunteered for eight years with rescue groups and had her own dog sitting business. She also taught middle school language arts for 12 years, and being a humane educator has given her the opportunity to combine her love of working with kids and her passion for animal welfare. 

August 27, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7pm
San Diego, CA
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