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
2017
December 8

December 2017

First Inaugural Gala
December 8

November 2017

Catherine's Pledge Campaign - #Catherinespledge Kicked off on World Kindness Day
December 8

October 2017

Building Approvals Granted by Newtown Planning & Zoning
December 8

September 2017

CVH Sanctuary Bookworms Launched
July 1

July 2017

Fourth Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament
June 1

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 1

May 2017

Rescue Rebuild Phase II – completed barn restoration and built all paddock fencing with the help of 300 volunteers.
March 1

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
November 1

November 2016

Matt, Jenny & Freddy present ASPCA Dog of the Year to Ruthie
October 1

October 2016

  • Sanctuary Welcomes Live Nation Oakdale Theater for Corporate Volunteer Days
  • Sanctuary included in release of Susie’s Senior Dogs by Erin Stanton.
September 1

September 2016

Sanctuary Welcomes TracyLocke and Alexion for Corporate Volunteer Days
August 1

August 2016

  • Inaugural Senior Paw Dog Adopted
  • Invasive Plant Removal at Sanctuary Kicks Off
July 1

July 2016

  • First Butterfly Garden Installed at Pavilion
  • Third Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament
June 1

June 2016

Catherine’s Butterfly Party Celebrated in Newtown, CT
May 1

May 2016

Rescue Rebuild from the Greater Good completed phase I of the barn restoration
April 1

April 2016

Launched Senior Paw Program
January 1

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
September 1

September 2015

Kicked Off Monthly Educational Workshops
July 1

July 2015

Second Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament
June 1

June 2015

  • Catherine’s Butterfly Party Celebrated in Newtown, CT
  • Catherine’s Cups of Kindness launched
May 1

May 2015

  • Pavilion Sculpture installed at the CVH Animal Sanctuary
  • CVH Foundation website re-launch
March 1

March 2015

Initial Site surveys complete and Phase One elevations completed
2014
December 1

December 2014

CVH Animal Sanctuary Children’s Advisory Board Inaugurated
October 1

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 the Shopping Mall Gorilla, donating a portion of the proceeds to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Inc.
September 1

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 CVH Animal Sanctuary
July 1

July 2014

First Annual CVH Memorial Golf Tournament
June 1

June 2014

CT Governor Dannel P Malloy signs HB 5359 into law. The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary has a home.
May 1

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.
March 1

March 2014

Matt and Jenny testify in CT Legislative Committee Session requesting support of CT State land transfer to CVH Foundation, Inc.
2013
December 1

December 2013

CVH Animal Sanctuary featured on CBS Evening News
November 1

November 2013

Catherine awarded posthumous ASPCA Kid of the Year
June 1

June 2013

Initial project renderings completed by P|H Architects
April 1

April 2013

  • Nascar Whelen Modified Tour includes CVH Animal Sanctuary in its Charities of Champions
  • Matt and Jenny meet Jane Goodall
February 1

February 2013

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