This past month, we were approached by Dan Ginis, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at the Michigan Humane Society, to design and create a donor recognition display and plaques for the new 35,000 square foot MHS Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus that opened in Detroit on March 14, 2016. The new facility allows for more progressive care, expanded veterinary services, canine and feline rehabilitation areas, play yards for shelter dogs, a community dog park, and space for the MHS Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Department. Paragon’s account representative Danielle Baker and senior graphic designer Greg Carter worked hand-in-hand with Dan to design, produce, and install displays in the main lobby and dog and cat suites to recognize the many generous individuals and organizations that made this new state-of-the-art facility possible.

Paragon created donor plaques for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum-level donors and installed them throughout Michigan Humane Society’s facility. These plaques were constructed using layered aluminum and acrylic with decorative paw prints cut into the design. Michigan Humane Society’s logo and the plaque’s text were printed directly onto the substrates.

In the lobby is a free-standing aluminum frame donor recognition display on which plaques are mounted. The display was designed with empty space to add additional donors in the future. It stands prominently in Michigan Humane Society’s main lobby to thank the individuals and organizations that have supported the animal-focused facility.

Being pet lovers ourselves, it was a joy and privilege to work on this project with Dan and his staff. We look forward to working with the Michigan Humane Society on future projects.