Thanks to the generosity of As Good as Gold’s members, adoptive families, donors, veterinary partners, and supporters, $100,000 was raised – after expenses – for rescued Golden Retrievers and golden mixes at A Golden Night at Brookfield Zoo on May 16! Your enthusiasm for this event was overwhelming and we are grateful to everyone who contributed to A Golden Night’s success.

Our most heartfelt thanks to Cathy Miller of the Miller Group Charitable Trust for matching $20,000 of sponsorship, table, ticket and program book sales, pre-event donations, and monies raised for Elsa’s Fund during the live auction. In addition, we thank Best in Show Sponsor John & Rita Canning of The Canning Foundation; Best of Group Sponsors Glendale Animal Hospital and VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital; Best of Breed Sponsor Rookie Thoroughbred Racing Stable, Inc.; Best of Class Sponsors Rich & Tara Bulger, Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, Countryside Veterinary Center, Doggie Depot, Inc., Margo Ford & Dave Gustafson, Green Bay Animal Hospital, Gary Masterson, Optometrist, Palos Animal Hospital, Partners and Paws Veterinary Services, Walter & Nancy Trznadel, and Veterinary Specialty Center; Champions in Training Sponsors Glencoe Animal Hospital, Karen Grandt & Carol Petersen, Lakeland Animal Hospital, PC, Bob Lied & Bonnie Clemens, Cindy Pakenas, Jerry & Mary Ann Palma, Joseph & Marlene Pedone, TAJ Flooring, Inc., Valley Veterinary Surgery, and Wheatland Animal Hospital of Naperville; and Pick of the Litter Sponsors Best Friends Animal Hospital, Bob & Judy Heim, Matt & Laura LaPorte, Oz Animal Hospital, Perryville Pet Hospital, Dan & Cindy Prendergast, River Heights Veterinary Hospital, Deborah Shortridge, Winnebago Animal Clinic, and Winnetka Animal Hospital.

We express our sincere appreciation to each of the individuals and companies who generously donated wonderful merchandise and services, those who helped secure live and silent auction items, and all of the volunteers who helped plan, organize, and implement As Good as Gold’s biggest party of the year. From trips to Napa Valley and the Bahamas, to limited edition Golden Retriever garden stones, to gift baskets of all shapes and sizes, there were more than 120 amazing auction packages on which to bid.

Best of all, As Good as Gold’s rescued goldens will benefit from the generosity of all involved. Goldens like Sebastian and Willy whose medical expenses were paid for by Elsa’s Fund. Thank you for changing the lives of rescued goldens by supporting A Golden Night!