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DENVER/February 1, 2019 – Foundation’s marketing team brings home honors for new website, two e-newsletters and a campaign email

Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has received four 2019 AVA Digital Awards, including one Platinum and one Gold winner. AVA Digital Awards are an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication.

“It’s critically important for our stakeholders to understand who Morris Animal Foundation is, our work and our commitment to excellence in advancing animal health,” said Morris Animal Foundation President/CEO Tiffany Grunert. “I’m so proud of our marketing team’s efforts to ensure excellence is reflected in all of our communications channels. Winning four AVA Digital Award is validation of their work.”

Morris Animal Foundation’s 2019 AVA Digital Awards are:

Web-Based Production/Website Redesign – Morris Animal Foundation website

Digital Marketing/E-Newsletter – Fresh Scoop e-newsletter

Honorable Mention
Digital Marketing/Email – National Cat Day email
Digital Marketing/E-Newsletter – AnimalNEWS Tips & Tails e-newsletter

The Foundation won its Platinum award for the redesign of its website, incorporating the Foundation’s new brand. It’s more consistent from page to page, easier to navigate and mobile-friendly. The Foundation partnered with Denver-based development services company Elevated Third.

The Foundation’s e-newsletter, Fresh Scoop, intended for “veterinarians & other smart people” to learn about Foundation-funded research findings, received the Gold Award. The newsletter has a visually appealing layout, features vibrant brand colors and includes a monthly podcast.

The Foundation claimed honorable mentions for its other new e-newsletter, AnimalNEWS Tips & Tails, and its National Cat Day email campaign.

The AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, one of the oldest, largest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry. They judge more than 200 categories that include digital campaigns, audio and video production and social media engagement.

Morris Animal Foundation, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the world dedicated to funding studies to improve and protect the health of companion animals and wildlife. During the last 70 years, the Foundation has invested $126 million toward more than 2,670 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and disease prevention to improve the health and quality of life for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife around the world.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at