CAA's 2010 Annual Review
In 2010, Compassionate Action for Animals continued outreach by holding their third annual Their Lives, Our Voices conference, leafleting to over 12,000 people, and outreached to over 2,000 students through their Bridges of Respect program.
Please read about our 2010 accomplishments below. You can also download the PDF version of the 2010 review.
"I was very impressed by how you're spending the dollars you have to work with. It sounds so responsibly run, efficiently and with so much passion... I'm very grateful for the work you do for the animals, for us as humans, for the planet..." -Becky Waller, Compassionate Actions for Animals donor
It seems like the word "vegan" was everywhere in 2010. Bill Clinton went mostly vegan, Chloe Coscarelli won the Cupcake Wars with her vegan cupcakes, and multiple books about veganism hit the New York Times' best-seller list. Meanwhile, we saw shocking videos of abuse hit the mainstream media. Public concern about animals is growing, and people are waking up to the reality of factory farming.
In 2010, Compassionate Action for Animals helped foster that concern in many ways. We held our third annual Their Lives, Our Voices conference, bringing together animal advocates from across the country. Our summer food giveaway program gave food and leaflets away to well over 12,000 people. Bridges of Respect, our humane education program, reached out to over 2,000 students, teaching them about how humans use and abuse animals.
Our community-building efforts have also been going strong. We held dozens of events, including potlucks, dine-outs, Vegan After Dark events, cooking classes, and more. It's been a joy to see so many people getting together, enjoying good food, and having a good time. At our Thanksgiving Potluck, over 100 people showed up to share food and celebrate a cruelty-free Thanksgiving.
We look forward to doing all this and more in 2011. While veganism may be going mainstream, there are still countless animals in need of our help. We know that the efforts of animal advocates like all of us are crucial in order to bring respect and justice to animals.
The CAA literature distribution program asks businesses to display literature about animal advocacy in their establishments. Read more about our literature distribution efforts.
CAA had been able to expand their Food Giveaway program in 2010. Learn more about our food giveaways.
Dine-outs and Vegan After Dark
The Dine-outs and Vegan After Dark programs help build our community, as well as provide a relaxing and fun atmosphere. See what happened with these programs in 2010.
In the spring, CAA brought Colleen Patrick-Goudreau to the University of Minnesota to speak. Learn more about this event.
Cooking classes were held to provide fun and inexpensive instructions on how to cook a variety of vegan foods. What did we cook?.
Bridges of Respect
Leafleting is a quick, cheap, and effective way to raise awareness about the cruelties of factory farming. Learn more about leafleting.
Volunteers and Staff
Our volunteers and staff pour their time, energy, and hearts into advocating for animals. Meet our staff and volunteers.
Potlucks are a fun way to bring people together to share vegan food and recipes. See how people came together to share delicious food.
Their Lives, Our Voices
We hosted our third Their Lives, Our Voices conference in June. Two days, 170 people, and lots of great information.
Veg Month 2010
CAA held their first ever Veg Month in 2010. A whole month of veg events.
|Administration (mostly office)||$11,100|
|- Summer food giveaway program||$24,600|
|- Their Lives, Our Voices 2010||$16,100|
|- Veg Month 2010||$8,200|
|- Spring Speaker||$2,900|
|- Other outreach/education||$13,600|
Ending balance for 2010: $33,700
CAA Thanks Our Donors
Compassionate Action for Animals would like to publicly thank our top donors for their support of our work. These listings are based on two years of donation history, from January 2009 through December 2010.
Animal Guardians ($1,000+ cumulative)
- Dave Chizek
- Brad Johnson
- Lisa Kimball
- Matt Mackall
- Godan and Savithry Nambudiripad
- Dave Rolsky
- Joan and Jared Rolsky
- Suzanne Sorensen
- Valerie Stoehr
- Anonymous (2)
Animal Protectors ($500-999 cumulative)
- Jan Taska
- John Thompson
- Valerie Tiberius
- Becky Waller
Animal Allies ($200-499 cumulative)
- Pia Ackerman
- Carla Blumberg
- Marly Cornell and Ernie Feil
- Kedar Deshpande
- Sharad Deshpande
- Jan Gonder
- Martha Gorak
- Justin Leaf
- Guptan and Seema Nambudiripad
- Gregory Oschwald
- Steven Palacios
- Kathryn Quam
- Harish Sethu and Denise Tremblay
- Patrick Tullo
- Lisa Vague
- Claudia Wondra
- Anonymous (4)