About

The Sergei Foundation was founded as a North Carolina 501(c)(3) organization in 2009 to meet the unanswered need and demand for sick and injured companion pet care. Karen Fullerton founded the organization after the necessary euthanasia of her dog, Sergei, a Siberian husky who is the namesake and part of the organization's logo. Her sense of guilt when Sergei had to be euthanized, even after having a long life with him, led her to a sad realization that other pet owners must feel even worse when they can't save their pets from lack of financial resources.  

Its mission is to save companion pets' lives by providing veterinary financial aid to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care... "Because They're Family!" Please visit our application page  for details and parameters for assistance.  Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, The Sergei Foundation, Inc. first assists residents of North Carolina but will review applications from other states if funds are available.  

SERGEI FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS:

Ray Boden - Board Member 
Ray is the Director of Operations and Event Director for Winston-Salem Pro Tennis, Inc

Karen Fullerton, MBA - Founder/President, Board Member
Karen is a marketing and management professional, specializing in strategic planning and communications.  She founded The Sergei Foundation in 2009. 

Gale Ketteler - Board Chair 
Gale is the Public Relations Specialist at Triad Goodwill in Greensboro, NC.  

Robert Mulhearn - Board Member  
Robert is the Public Assembly Facilities Manager over the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds for the City of Winston-Salem, NC. 

Al Renna - Board Member 
Al is currently retired from serving 43 years in nonprofit administration - 30 as a CEO of 3 agencies including Family Services of Winston-Salem.

Dr. Tim Strickland, DVM - Board Member 
Dr. Tim is a veterinarian at Oldtown Veterinary Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. His special interests are internal medicine and orthopedic surgery.

Rodney Windsor, CPA - Board Member 
Rodney is a CPA licensed in the state of North Carolina.  

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Open Board Positions:
We have recently expanded our board of directors but are always looking for additional candidates for future recruitment.  If you are interested to learn more, please download our BOD expectations/application .

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