Honoring a Lifetime of Generosity

A Tribute to Maureen McClain

Maureen McClain  with a dogLongtime San Francisco SPCA volunteer and generous supporter Maureen McClain will always be fondly remembered for her outstanding commitment to shelter animals. A passionate dog whisperer, Maureen dedicated hundreds of hours socializing and caring for dogs in our shelter. In total, she gave nearly 800 hours of volunteer support to the San Francisco SPCA.

“Maureen was such a lovely, down-to-earth person whose passion was working with the newly arrived dogs in our Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center,” said Liora Kahn, SF SPCA Director of Volunteer Engagement. “That is where you would always find her…making sure that the interactions dogs had with humans on their first days at the San Francisco SPCA were loving ones. Maureen’s passing is a loss to all who knew her, but her dedication and love for dogs lives on though her legacy and generosity.”

A labor and employment lawyer in San Francisco, Maureen received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. She founded the office of Kauff McClain & McGuire in 1986 and continued to practice law until 2015.

Maureen was a not only a loyal supporter of the San Francisco SPCA but also a patron of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the de Young Museum. She donated much of her private art collection to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. Maureen travelled the world, enjoying museums and the arts, while always keeping animals in her heart.

It is our privilege to honor Maureen’s legacy of love. She was a devoted donor for 13 years and, in 2017, she received our Society Engagement award for her incredible volunteerism. We are so grateful for her passion and commitment to animals and to the work of the San Francisco SPCA.

You can create your own legacy of love and compassion by including a gift in your estate plan to the San Francisco SPCA. To learn about your options, contact Director of Planned Giving June Hom at (415) 430-3251 or jhom@sfspca.org today.