Marc Glassman ’67 has always had a soft spot for animals. As chairman of the board and chief operating officer of Marc’s, an enterprise of discount closeout and grocery stores across northern Ohio, he’s even established a rewards program that sends proceeds from dog and cat treats directly to animal protection charities. All the dogs on the front of the treat packaging are his, including a husky and a goldendoodle. The charities themselves are local rescues, local SCPA groups and local organizations focused on adopting or fostering pets.
“We keep it local on purpose because we want to serve the community and its needs,” Glassman said. “Sometimes store employees will choose a recipient with input from the community.”
His longtime support of Maddie’s ® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell comes from this love of animals, especially as it aligns with his approach of making a difference locally. Cornell’s program regularly provides consultations to animal shelters and engages in clinical outreach events in collaboration with community partners.