Aimee Gilbreath

Executive director of Found Animals Foundation

Aimee GilbreathAimee Gilbreath is the executive director of the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a Los Angeles–based nonprofit focused on Saving Pets, Enriching Lives. Aimee joined Found Animals as its first full-time employee in March 2008 and has been responsible for launching the foundation’s wide range of innovative programs. Under her leadership, the foundation has grown to more than 70 staff members and nearly 600 active volunteers.

Found Animals’ programs, which span from traditional philanthropy to prize and venture philanthropy as well as social enterprise, focus on key levers to reduce animal shelter intake and euthanasia. In addition to providing funding to animal welfare nonprofits, the foundation administers the Michelson Prize & Grants program to encourage development of non-surgical sterilization products for pets. Found Animals also operates two social enterprise businesses.

Nationally, the foundation provides affordable microchips and scanners to shelters and animal welfare organizations, along with a state-of-the-art universal registry. In Los Angeles, the foundation operates two retail adoption centers that adopt out thousands of shelter pets each year and offer training, grooming, daycare, premium food and treats, toys and just about anything else a pet needs. The foundation also hosts the annual Saving Pets Challenge crowd-funding competition and is active in animal welfare policy and education initiatives.

Prior to joining the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Aimee was a principal with the Boston Consulting Group, where she led teams to solve complex business problems for Fortune 500 clients. She holds a B.S. in molecular biology from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Aimee lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and their beloved pit bull, Rufus.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nationwide Strategies to Save Them All: NKLA: Los Angeles, California
Thursday, July 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Data Power: How to Get It, How to Use It to Save Lives