Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser - Winston-Salem
Nominated by Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation
Carol Maurin is deeply dedicated to the well-being of animals and people who love them. She has dedicated countless hours to the Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation (AARF), volunteering her time and talents to launch a rebranding and fundraising effort. She led the effort to update AARF’s website and social media presence, rewrite the organization’s bylaws, and enhance AARF’s institutional structure. She also created AARF’s annual event fundraiser, Party 4 Paws, in 2017. In its first year, the event generated $28,000, but the total amount raised has grown year over year, exceeding $147,000 in 2021.
Carol currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for AARF and volunteers her talents as a professional photographer. She fosters dogs herself, and along with her AARF dog, Brodie, she volunteers at ABC of NC–a provider of diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder– helping children connect socially and emotionally. She has donated her photography skills to other non-profits in town and has also volunteered with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s adult literacy program.