YTCAF Donor Program

You can make a memorial to remember a very special friend or special pet or you can honor someone or their accomplishments or just make a donation via our donor program.  You can:

  • Make a donation by check or money order, using this form, mailed to our Treasurer at:
    Gloria Lyon, Treasurer
    YTCA Foundation
    526 N West Avenue PMB 46
    Arlington, WA 98223
  • Donate by using our Pay Pal donate button
  • Donate books, figurines, art, or other goods or services of value that YTCAF can auction at our yearly auctions
  • Support our various fund raising projects

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The Foundation's Twenty Years of Accomplishments

Sometime between 1996 and 2002 and around the time that Betty Dullinger (the Foundation’s Founder) died, the Board decided to change the Foundation from a membership organization to one composed only of board members.  This  decision resulted in major changes in funding sources, expenses and communication styles. Initially communication for meetings involved expensive telephone calls and postage charges for mass mailings. Now with the advent of the computer and internet availability, communication is done for much less cost. When Betty was President the Board published a newsletter called, “The Communicator.”  Today we have the use of a web site.  Currently the administrative costs are primarily for maintaining the Foundation’s web site and for the packaging and mailing of auction items plus other funding campaigns requiring postage.

Prior to this change, funding came from:

  • Membership Dues
  • Memorials
  • Donations
  • Show Entry Donations
  • Book authored by Members
  • Birth announcement of new litters
  • Announcing New Champion
  • Fund raising at Specialties

Current funding comes from:

  • Memorials - Humans and Pets
  • Donation for Honorees
  • Individual Yorkshire Terrier Clubs
  • Auctions
  • Reach for the Stars with Certificates
  • Fund raising by Individuals
  • Fund raising sale items
  • Some Estate Gifting

Below is a summary that highlights the income, expenses, net ordinary income and net income of the YTCA Foundation from 1996 through 2011.  Following this information are details of the areas that contributions were spent since the Foundation’s inception in 1991.

Profit and Loss graph - click to enlarge
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When and How Many Grants Funded

1992 – 1
1996 – 2
1998 – 1
2005 – 2
2006 – 1

2007 – 1
2008 – 4
2009 – 3
2010 – 7
2011 - 9

Thirty-one Research Grants which studied health issues identified in the YTCA Foundation’s 2006 Health Survey:

  • 9 Liver Shunt Studies
  • 2 Cardiology Study
  • 3 Reproductive Studies
  • 1 Ophthalmology Study
  • 2 Cancer Studies
  • 1 Endocrinology Study
  • 1 Allergy Study
  • 1 Meningoencephalitis Study
  • 2 Musculoskeletal Studies
  • 3 Reproductive Studies
  • 1 Influenza study
  • 5 Rabies Challenge (5 year and 7 years studies

Funding Costs for these Grants and initially for testing to identify liver shunt patients:

1991-2011 = $100,417.21

$53,627.71 YTCAF funded 5 investigators for Liver Shunt Grants directly plus $19,200 matches resulting in $72,827.71 = Total for Liver Shunt Research

Our supported grants funded the research of twenty-nine principal investigators who were located at institutions in nineteen states and in two countries.  Nine of the thirty-one grants funded beginning researchers.  In 2011 the Foundation directly supported research at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine designated to Elizabeth Gettinger, a promising veterinary student there.

NCSU researchers

Fund Raising Projects

  • Auctions sponsored by Linda Grimm and Sharon McCadam
  • Raffles
  • Sale of Whelping Calendars sponsored by Sharon McCadam
  • Yorkieopoly Game Sales sponsored by Doreen Hubbard
  • Yorkie Party hosted by Linda Grimm
  • Reaching for the Stars with Certificate sponsored by Gloria Robinson

“Reaching for the Stars” was one of our most successful supported by our valuable donors.

Education support to the Yorkie world at the Specialties in New York

  • Liver Shunt  - Larry Snyder, DVM (Early 1990’s)
  • DNA Research – Dermot Jevens, DVM (Mid 1900’s)
  • Whelping – Nicholas Valenti, DVM (Early 2000’s)
  • Health Survey – NY Presentations:
  • Summary of Initial Results – Deloras Maas, MSW, ACSW (2007)
  • In Depth Analysis – Jerold Bell, DVM Pedigree Analysis Using YTCAF Health Survey Data (2010)
  • Bile Acid Testing to Identify Liver Shunt and MVD, Sharon Center, DVM (2008)
  • Cardiology Presentation, Irvin Krukenkamp, M.D. (2010)

Education Support for the Foundation Board Members

  • Sharon McCadam - AKC CHF Purina Conference (2) St. Louis, MO (2009)
  • Deloras  Maas -  AKC CHF Purina Conference (1) St. Louis, MO (2009)
  • Patrice Quinn - Rabies Challenge Seminar(1) Durham, NC (2007)
  • Janet Jackson – Rabies Challenge Seminar-Dr. Schultz (1)Del Mar, CA (2010)
  • Jackie Spencer, B.S., Educates our Board Members re: our funded grants

Published Articles

Mary Trimble with the assistance of Jackie Spencer collaborates on putting together the articles submitted to E-Express.

Mary Trimble has provided both resource topics and community resources to Purina Pro Club for their series of articles.  Pertinent ones are on our web sites.

  1. Protein-Losing Enteropathy
  2. Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  3. Canine Liver Shunts
  4. Lymphangiectasia

Other highlights:

YTCA Foundation was the recipient of the remaining funds from the Terri Schumsky Liver Shunt Foundation following Terri’s death.

Terri Schumsky

Terri Shumsky was devoted to supporting investigations into the cause of liver shunt and the Foundation was pleased to accept the donation to continue studies to meet that goal.

thanks for your support through the years!