Since our inception in 2013, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation has continued to make significant progress towards building a place that will reflect Catherine’s kindness and compassion. We’ve crossed some significant milestones off our list and are looking forward to the exciting road ahead.

Our History

Our History

2019
Oct 10

October 2019

Apiary enclosure completed.

Oct 10

September 2019

Site work, 300 ft. retaining wall and raised garden beds all completed.

Jun 28

June 2019

Fifth Annual Catherine’s Butterfly Party celebrated in Newtown, CT 63 animals found forever homes with over 6,000 people enjoying all the day’s events and activities

Mar 26

March 2019

Preliminary site work at the sanctuary property begins on required retaining wall. Structure will be transformed into a 12,000 sq. foot native “Butterfly Garden,” providing crucial food and migration space…

Feb 08

December 2018

Second Annual Gala Dr. Jane Goodall receives inaugural Catherine Violet Hubbard Kindness Award

2018
Aug 08

July 2018

Fifth Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament Launched sanctuary programming at memory care facility.  Pilot program at Maplewood, Bethel, CT

Jun 26

June 2018

Fourth Annual Catherine’s Butterfly Party celebrated in Newtown, CT 77 animals found forever homes with over 5,000 people enjoying all the day’s events and activities

2017
Dec 08

December 2017

First Inaugural Gala

Dec 08

November 2017

Catherine’s Pledge Campaign – #Catherinespledge Kicked off on World Kindness Day

Dec 08

October 2017

Building Approvals Granted by Newtown Planning & Zoning

Dec 08

September 2017

CVH Sanctuary Bookworms Launched

Dec 17

August 2017

Lisa Dickal, state licensed wildlife rehabilitator joins CVH in volunteering her time and expertise to help the Sanctuary

Jul 01

July 2017

Fourth Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament

Jun 01

June 2017

Third Annual Catherine’s Butterfly Party celebrated in Newtown, CT 55 animals found forever homes with approximately 3,000 people enjoying all the day’s events and activities Inland Wetlands Application Approved

May 01

May 2017

Rescue Rebuild Phase II – completed barn restoration and built all paddock fencing with the help of 300 volunteers.

Dec 17

April 2017

CVH Animal Sanctuary launches in-school programming with the Newtown Public School System to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming to support the district’s transition to the Next Generation…

Mar 01

March 2017

Matt & Jenny receive the Animal Champions Tribute Award from the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Foundation honored at Westfair Communications Online Family Owned Business Awards.

2016
Nov 01

November 2016

Matt, Jenny & Freddy present ASPCA Dog of the Year to Ruthie

Oct 01

October 2016

Sanctuary included in release of Susie’s Senior Dogs by Erin Stanton.

Aug 01

August 2016

Inaugural Senior Paw Dog Adopted Invasive Plant Removal at Sanctuary Kicks Off

Jul 01

July 2016

First Butterfly Garden Installed at Pavilion Third Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament

Jun 01

June 2016

Catherine’s Butterfly Party Celebrated in Newtown, CT

May 01

May 2016

Rescue Rebuild from the Greater Good completed phase I of the barn restoration

Apr 01

April 2016

Launched Senior Paw Program

Jan 01

January 2016

Sanctuary featured in Tracey Stewart’s, Moomah Magazine! In addition to sharing the story of the Sanctuary, their wonderful team  created custom crafts for us through their Make Nice Mission.

2015
Sep 01

September 2015

Kicked Off Monthly Educational Workshops

Jul 01

July 2015

Second Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament

Jun 01

June 2015

Catherine’s Butterfly Party Celebrated in Newtown, CT Catherine’s Cups of Kindness launched

May 01

May 2015

Pavilion Sculpture installed at the CVH Animal Sanctuary CVH Foundation website re-launch

Mar 01

March 2015

Initial Site surveys complete and Phase One elevations completed

2014
Dec 01

December 2014

CVH Animal Sanctuary Children’s Advisory Board Inaugurated

Oct 01

October 2014

Jenny attends Best Friends Animal Sanctuary “How to Start and Run an Animal Sanctuary” Workshop in Kanab, Utah Newberry Medalist writer Katherine Applegate publishes Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of…

Sep 01

September 2014

Shelter Medicine scholarship established in Catherine’s memory at Cornell Veterinary Medical School, Ithaca, NY. Four inaugural scholarships awarded New Canaan girl hosts Lemonade Stand and raises over $7,000 to benefit…

Jul 01

July 2014

First Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament

Jun 01

June 2014

CT Governor Dannel P Malloy signs HB 5359 into law. The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary has a home.

May 01

May 2014

CT State House of Representatives and Senate unanimously approve HB 5359- an act to convey 34 acres of CT State farmland to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Inc.

Mar 01

March 2014

Matt and Jenny testify in CT Legislative Committee Session requesting support of CT State land transfer to CVH Foundation, Inc.

2013
Dec 01

December 2013

CVH Animal Sanctuary featured on CBS Evening News

Nov 01

November 2013

Catherine awarded posthumous ASPCA Kid of the Year

Jun 01

June 2013

Initial project renderings completed by P|H Architects

Apr 01

April 2013

Nascar Whelen Modified Tour includes CVH Animal Sanctuary in its Charities of Champions Matt and Jenny meet Jane Goodall

Feb 01

February 2013

CVH Foundation, Inc.® recognized as a 501(c)3 CVH Foundation announces plans to create the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary®