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GRF Directors:

To send an email to any of the GRF Board members and Officers noted below, write to contact:
One of us will get back to you right away.

GRF President

John Cotter

GRF Vice President

Cindy Collins

GRF Treasurer

Shirley Peskie

GRF Secretary

Dianne Barnes

The Mission of the Golden Retriever Foundation

The objects and purposes for which the Foundation was established are set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and shall include but not be limited to the following:
To foster and promote the public's knowledge and appreciation of dogs in general and Golden Retrievers in particular.
To further understanding of the diseases, genetic defects, injuries and other ailments that afflict dogs in general and Golden Retrieversin particular.
To promote and assist the development, publication and dissemination of educational materials about the proper care, treatment, breeding, health, development and training of Golden Retrievers.
To foster and promote the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of displaced Golden Retrievers.

Donations should be paid to Golden Retriever Foundation, and mailed to:

Golden Retriever Foundation
PO Box 3462
Omaha, NE 68103

All other correspondence, including grant applications, should be mailed to:

Shirley Peskie, Treasurer
Golden Retriever Foundation
6095 Clovergreen Place
St. Louis, MO 63129-2193

Please feel free to contact the following people directly as well:

For information on wills and bequests:
Nancy Talbot and Robert Scott

For information on individual donations:
Anne Kowalski, Director of Donor Relations
Phone 623-521- 8643

Webmaster questions:
Ane Brusendorff

For information on planning a DNA/Blood Draw:
Michael Lappin, DVM
508-759-4522 or Cell: 617-852-5397
Email: or

Dianne Barnes, Member Club Liaison

Sue Campia, Gala Art Auction Chair