The Pegasus Foundation – Giving Great Ideas Wings

Our Mission

The Pegasus Foundation improves animal welfare through effective grant making and education in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands, Africa and Asia.

Through a strategy of engaged philanthropy, the Pegasus Foundation serves as a catalyst to help non-profit organizations achieve their potential by forming partnerships, leveraging resources, and educating the public. The Pegasus Foundation seeks to inspire collaborations by organizing conferences and meetings, and facilitating communications.

The Pegasus Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.


The Pegasus Foundation is pleased to announce an internal reorganization designed to add new and compelling content to our activities and website, while continuing enthusiastic and vital support for our signature programs.  Importantly, Patricia (Pat) Ragan has been elected Executive Director, where she will use her considerable organizational skills to direct the organization and manage Pegasus grants and events.  To that end, Pegasus has contracted with film maker, social media manager and animal advocate,  Fia Perera, and Aria Edry, of Edry and Associates to advise on website design and content, and enhanced use of social media.

Longtime Executive Director, Dr. John Grandy, is retiring to become Vice Chair of the Board, where he will advise on program content and direction.  In recognition of her pivotal role as founder and benefactor of the Pegasus Foundation, Ms. Barbara Birdsey has become the Chair of the Board of Directors, from which she will continue to guide Pegasus into an even more impressive future.

Please be sure to follow  (friends & family are encouraged) The Pegasus Foundation on Instagram at @pegasusfoundationfl as well as LIKE our Facebook page and follow us for daily updates! As a Facebook follower, you can choose to see The Pegasus Foundation first in your news feed. This way you will be sure to see our latest news.

Barbara Birdsey, Patricia Ragan and Dr. John Grandy wish to express their sincerest gratitude and continuing thanks to Adrianna Carroll for her Administrative support over many years.  She demonstrated a unique ability to handle a myriad of tasks with grace and good humor.  We wish her well as she and her family move to Virginia, to pursue new opportunities.


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