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Zoo Miami Foundation

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Zoo Miami Foundation, formerly Zoological Society of Florida, is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956 when the Zoo was located in Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. Starting in the mid-sixties, Zoo members spearheaded a campaign to include plans for a bigger, better zoo on the Miami-Dade County "Decade of Progress" bond issue. Voters approved the bond in 1972 and nine years later Zoo Miami opened its gates at its current location.

Today, Zoo Miami Foundation is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida. Its Board of Directors includes community leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are committed to the education, conservation and recreation goals of Zoo Miami. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by its strong membership, supports Zoo Miami's programs and enhancements.

The Zoo Miami Foundation fosters community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secures financial support for the zoo.

For more information on Zoo Miami Foundation and its programs, contact us (305) 255-5551 or info@zoomiami.org.

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Board & Councilors

Board & Councilors

 

With an engaged and diverse Board of Directors, Zoo Miami Foundation is able to be an exemplary organization representing not only the needs of Zoo Miami but the community of South Florida. Through our leadership, we are committed to education, conservation, and integration with the community at large.

2018-2019 Board of Directors, Officers & Executive Committee

 

BOARD DIRECTORS


Alan Atkinson
Bio 


Mary Barley
Bio


Dr. Jose Francisco Barros
Bio


Sandy Batchelor
Bio


Jacey Birch
Bio


Luis E. Boué, CPA
Bio


John V. Chibbaro
Bio


Katrina Daniel
Bio 

Jose Felix Diaz
Bio


Diane Dickhut
Bio 
 

Eric Eikenberg
Chair-Elect
Bio

Larry Feldman, PhD
Bio

Armando Fernandez
Secretary 
Bio

Diana L. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Bio
 

Robert Furniss-Roe
Bio

 

Mayor
Carlos A. Gimenez
Bio
 

Michael Heithaus, PhD
Bio


 


Kimberly Kalkus
Bio

 


J. Carol Kruse
Zoo Miami Director
Bio


James A. Kushlan, PhD
Past Chair
Bio


 

George Leser
Bio




 


Daniel J. Licciardi
Bio (Coming Soon!)

 


Frank Lopez
Bio





 

Sharon MacIvor, DVM
Bio (Coming Soon!)




 

Kathy McDonald
Treasurer
Bio


 


William W. Moore
President & CEO
Bio


Maria I. Nardi
Bio

 


Marc A. Osheroff
Bio

 

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Ann Pope
Bio (Coming Soon!)

Aliette D. Rodz, Esq.
Bio

Jose C. Romano
Chair
Bio

Dr. Michael Rosenberg
Bio

Patricia Siles, CPA
Bio
 

Eric J. Stephens
Bio (Coming Soon!)
 

Merrett R. Stierheim 
Bio (Coming Soon!)

Christopher Walters
Bio

 

EMERITI DIRECTORS

Rodney L. Barreto
Vincent L. Berkeley
Jennifer Boin Getz
Roger Carlton
Harlan S. Chiron, MD
Ambassador Sue Cobb
Linda Coll
Ron Esserman
William J. Gallwey, III, Esq
Robert W. Hudson, Esq.
Sherrill W. Hudson
Bernard Klepach
David Konfino
Daniel J. Licciardi
Jack Lowell
Manny J. Rodriguez, P.E.
Edward Soto,
Lawrence O. Turner, Jr.
Diana Udel
Ana VeigaMilton, Esq.
Andrew H. Weinstein, Esq.

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Bob Baal
Jean-Pierre Bardet
Harlan S. Chiron, MD
Ambassador Sue Cobb
Holly Davis
Pedro A. Fernandez
Anitere Flores
Jim Fowler
Tina Furniss-Roe
Pamela Garrison
Gerald Grant
Dr. Randal Groh
James C. Hartenstein
Jennifer Jones
Jack Kardys
James A. Kushlan, PhD, Co-Chair
Dennis Olle
Shaquille O'Neal, EdD
Jay Pelham
Pedro Ramos
Manny J. Rodriguez, P.E.
Josie Romano Brown
Diana Udel
Ana VeigaMilton, Esq., Co-Chair
Joe Wasilewski
Andrew H. Weinstein, Esq.

Key Staff

Key Staff

 

William W. Moore
President & CEO
305-328-8901

Ron Stayton
Chief Development Officer
305-328-8824

Sara Greene
Director of Development, Major Gifts
305-328-8829

Edith Pearson
Director of Development, Major Gifts
305-328-8826

Marena Costa
Senior Accountant
305-328-8805

Cindy Castelblanco
Director of Marketing & Integrated Communications
305-328-8811

Jessica Parks
Director of Learning Experiences
305-328-8823

Carlos Simoes
Director of Membership Services
305-328-8847

Corey Davis
Information Technology & Facilities Manager
305-328-8815

Reports

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

 

2016 Annual Report

 

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report
 

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

 

 

Financial Statements

2017
(October 2016 -
September 2017)
2016
(October 2015 -
September 2016) 
2015
(October 2014 -
September 2015) 
2014
(October 2013 -
September 2014) 
2013
(October 2012 -
September 2013)
IRS Form 990 IRS Form 990 IRS Form 990

IRS Form 990

IRS Form 990

Audited Financials Audited Financials Audited Financials Audited Financials

Donor Policy

Zoo Miami Foundation Donor Policy Bill of Rights

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, Zoo Miami Foundation declares that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purpose.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by the law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To be assured their mailing information will not be shared.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

In addition, Zoo Miami Foundation will not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

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