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Animal Welfare Coalition


The Animal Welfare Coalition was newly founded in 2011 and is looking for caring, enthusiastic animal lovers who share a similar mission as our own. We encourage all interested students to attend one of our bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays at noon held throughout the year.


Iona College Animal Welfare Coalition is a student organization that aims to address existing animal welfare issues and to promote a more humane environment in Iona's community and world-wide. We plan to facilitate our mission through educational programs and philanthropic endeavors such as fundraising, volunteering, moderating discussions, and disseminating literature both on and off campus. Our outreach will target students, but we will collaborate with current clubs, faculty, facilities, and administration, as well as the community at large and existing animal advocacy organizations to inspire meaningful social and legal change.

Past Events and Future Opportunities

  • Paw Prints On Your Heart
  • Pastries for Pitbulls Bake Sale
  • Humane Society Donation Drive
  • Bronx Zoo Trip
  • Movie Night
  • Greenburgh Nature Center Volunteering
  • Humane Society Volunteering
  • Wolf Conservation Center Program
  • Build Your Own Birdfeeder

Honors and Acknowledgements

2013 GAEL Awards: Commitment to Service

Executive Board

Co-President, Executive of Advocacy and Awareness: Danielle Lauri -
Co-President, Executive of Fundraising and Volunteering: Lauren Odlum -
Secretary: Victoria Cousino -
Treasurer: Nuria McGrath -
PR Representative: Dana Delucchi -