indy PAAW

Indianapolis Professionals Advocating for Animal Welfare Coalition – or IPAAW for short – is IndyHumane’s young professional’s affinity group. Since forming in 2013, IPAAW has helped shape and promote IndyHumane’s events, provided critical feedback for services and programs, and raised more than $30,000 for homeless pets in Central Indiana. IPAAW’s strategic goals are…

  • Introduce young professionals to IndyHumane’s mission and programs, to
  • Inspire action and generosity among colleagues, and
  • Provide an opportunity for up-and-coming professionals to network with a shared passion for making Indianapolis an even more humane city

The group and most of its events are open to all ages, but experiences are tailored to friends of IndyHumane ages 21-40.

Membership Info
IPAAW is membership driven with three tiers of membership starting at $50 annually. Click here for more information and to join IPAAW!

Meeting Dates for 2021

All meetings are from 6-8pm and. Please email indypaaw@gmail.com for details.
Third Thursday of each month: Happy hour networking events
October 20 (nominations for 2022 leadership team)

Check our Facebook & Instagram for updates, fundraising opportunities, and social events.

Leadership Team

  • President: Amanda Armstrong
  • Vice President: Jennifer Weingart
  • Secretary: Erica Grider
  • Board Liaison: Greg Stierer
  • Membership Chair: Jonathan Cassady
  • Recruiting Chair: Jessica Knudsen
  • Advocacy Chairs: Elaine Thiel (Ales), Jocelyn Oshrin (Fundraising/Events)
  • Social Media Chair: Lauren Gill
  • President Emeritus: Erica Hendricks

annual membership benefits

Emerging Professional: $50
Individuals 24 and under who are new to their professional careers

  • IPAAW shirt + IndyHumane Swag Item
  • 30% Discount to IndyHumane low-cost vaccine clinic – one visit per year
  • $5 off Mutt Strut Registration
  • $30 Discount for Ales for Adoptable Tails (for event volunteers)

Associate Member: $80
Young professionals 24+ who have been in their careers for 3-4 years

  • IPAAW shirt + IndyHumane Swag Item
  • 30% Discount to IndyHumane low-cost vaccine clinic – one visit per year
  • $5 off Mutt Strut Registration
  • $30 Discount for Ales for Adoptable Tails (for event volunteers)

Council Member: $150/year
Those that are well established in their careers and have been in the professional world 5+ years

  • All benefits of emerging & associate levels, plus:
  • IndyHumane Dog Park Membership (must provide proof of vaccines and spay/neuter to request access)
  • Annual social events and/or networking opportunities with the IndyHumane Board of Directors