Kimberly has been a dedicated volunteer for Pawsibilities Unleashed (PUPT), a non-profit organization that trains Service Dogs for adults & children with disabilities. Her two PUPT-Certified Therapy Dogs. Molly & Murphy, both Labrador Retrievers, are trained to visit places like nursing homes, hospitals, schools, libraries and special-needs education facilities.
She has also served on the board of directors for two organizations and has a long history of volunteer and leadership in the community and internationally.
For Disabled Children
Volunteer, Pawsibilities Unleashed
Pawsibilities Unleashed Pet Therapy (PUPT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Service Dog and Therapy Dog trainer and provider.
Kimberly’s Volunteer Roles:
Therapy Dog program 2004-2011
Service Dog program 2007-2011
Interim Board Member
The PUPT mission is to offer quality and positive training to those that need Service Dogs to help reach a higher level of independence, to those that would like to share their dog with others and help bring joy and comfort to those who need it, and to those that would like to have a wonderful family pet..
For more information about Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs, visit their website at www.PawsibilitiesUnleashed.org
Board Member, Race for Education
The Race For Education (RFE) is a national 501(c)(3) scholarship organization, that enables young people of equine industry families as well as those who want to pursue an equine-related or agricultural career, both with significant financial need, to obtain a college degree by providing tuition support; financial literacy training to help students minimize their debt load; mentoring services to provide students with emotional support; and permanent jobs upon graduation. Since its inception in 2002 the RFE organization has awarded over $6,000,000 in college scholarships and funding for educational programs.
Kimberly’s Volunteer Roles:
Annual Road Race Volunteer 2002-2011
Board Member 2010-2011
The 2011 Kentucky Derby Winner, Animal Kindgom, had a portion of his winnings donated to the Race for Education through the race horse nomination program.
For more information about education scholarships and other RFE programs, visit their website at www.racingscholarships.com
Vice President, American Friends of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria
In 2008, Kimberly Brown and Anne Buchanan founded the organization, which is designed to support and preserve the history, classical horsemanship and Lipizzaner horse breeding lines of the 430 year-old legacy.
The first project to support the welfare of the horses, was a half-million dollar venture made possible by Anne and Kimberly. It was the donation of the world’s largest horse exercise machine, installed in the courtyard of the school’s historical Imperial Palace in Austria.
For more information about the school in Austria, visit their official website at www.srs.at