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April 22nd 2014:Maddie's Fund: A Story of Business Success and Philanthropy

Maddie was a Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, devotion, loyalty and spirit inspired her guardians to start a charitable foundation, Maddie's FundĀ®, in her name. Dave Duffield is a recognized pioneer in enterprise software and human resources technology and the founder of Workday and PeopleSoft. He and his wife Cheryl fell head-over-heels for Maddie and they shared ten memorable and happy years together. Dave remembers one particular day during the formation of his company, PeopleSoft. Playing with Maddie, he picked her up and made the following promise: "If we ever make some

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Rich Avanzino

Rich Avanzino, President As President of Maddie's FundĀ®, Rich focuses the family foundation's $300 million endowment in three major areas: grant giving, hands-on animal care, and research and education. Prior, he served as President of The San Francisco SPCA from 1976-1999, and led San Francisco in 1994 to become the first City and County in the nation to offer an adoption guarantee for every healthy shelter cat and dog. This unprecedented guarantee prompted statewide legislation (California's Hayden Law). As one of the no-kill movement's most articulate spokespeople, Rich has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, People Magazine,
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