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Partnership for Independence Campaign

Partnership for Independence - CPL

For the last several years, CPL has been in the quiet phase of an $8.5 million capital campaign, The Partnership for Independence Campaign. This campaign is a major strategic objective as we work to create facilities which are safe, accessible, appropriately sized, and respectful of the needs of the population of people we serve. The Partnership for Independence Campaign has two phases and we are proud to announce that as of February 2017, we have raised more than $5.4 million and expect to break ground on phase one, the Marian S. Ware Program Services Center, this March.

The Marian S. Ware Program Services Center

The Marian S. Ware Program Services Center will become the hub of CPL’s program activities; housing all staff (except kennel staff), a larger/improved harness shop, interview rooms for both applicant and volunteer interviews, multiple accessible restrooms, and multiple accessible entrances/exits.  In addition, there will be ample volunteer work stations and meeting spaces. The efficiency of the building will increase exponentially and the design will cater to our clients who utilize wheelchairs and scooters.

When phase one is complete, and the remaining portion of the funding has been secured, we will begin phase two of the campaign, which will construct a brand new Training Center.

Training Center

With a rapidly growing waiting list and more graduate support services required by our ever-expanding number of graduates nationwide, our facilities are hindering the safety and quality of services we can provide to a fragile population of people who have very specific and detailed needs. As our graduates return to the organization for successor dogs, they are always moved to the top of our waiting list, causing new applicants to be faced with waits of up to five years to receive a dog. Our facility cannot support further growth to meet the needs of our clients until we address critical facility improvements and expansion.

We are thrilled to expand our facilities to better address the needs of our clients and we invite you to join us on this exciting journey! You can track our progress through this webpage or by following us on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to Canine Partners for Life’s exciting future!

Gallery Partnership for Independence Case for Support

The Partnership for Independence Campaign Cabinet

Dr. Richard Beeman and Ms. Mary Cahill
Mr. Michael Martin and Dr. Margaretta Frederick
Mr. Irving R. Gerber
Mr. and Mrs. Lance A. Gorton
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hayward, III
Mrs. C. Victoria Kitchell
Ms. Diana W. Maxmin
Dr. and Mrs. Grafton D. Reeves
Mr. and Mrs. David Twing
Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun W. Wick

CPL thanks its lead donors to the Partnership for Independence Campaign:

Charles M. Barringer
Mr. and Mrs. Gerret van S. Copeland
Marilyn Ware of “The Woods” Charitable Foundation
The Estate of Lisa Moseley
The Longwood Foundation
Crystal Trust
Mr. and Mrs. David Twing
C. Victoria Kitchell
Phil and Daphne Reese


Check back soon for a complete list of donors.