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Zoo Miami Foundation

Our Mission

We share the wonder of wildlife and help conserve it for generations to come.

About Zoo Miami Foundation

About 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.

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.

2016-2017 Board of Directors, Officers & Executive Committee

 

BOARD DIRECTORS


Mary Barley
Bio


Dr. Jose Francisco Barros
Bio


Sandy Batchelor
Bio


Jacey Birch
Bio


Luis E. Boué, CPA
Bio


Jose Felix Diaz
Bio


Eric Eikenberg
Bio


Larry Feldman, PhD
Bio


Armando Fernandez
Bio
 


Diana L. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Bio
 


Robert Furniss-Roe
Bio
 


Mayor
Carlos A. Gimenez
Bio


Michael Heithaus, PhD
Bio
 


Susan Kahn
Bio
 


Kimberly Kalkus
Bio
 


J. Carol Kruse
Zoo Miami Director
Bio


James A. Kushlan, PhD
Chairperson
Bio


George Leser
Treasurer
Bio


Frank Lopez
Bio
 


Kathy McDonald
Bio
 


Scott Maddox
Bio
 


William W. Moore
President & CEO
Bio


Maria I. Nardi
Bio
 


Marc A. Osheroff
Bio
 


Eliot Pedrosa
Bio
 


Aliette D. Rodz, Esq.
Bio
 


Jose C. Romano
Chair-Elect
Bio


Dr. Michael Rosenberg
Bio
 

 


Patricia Siles, CPA
Secretary
Bio


Ana VeigaMilton, Esq.
Past Chairperson
Bio

Christopher Walters

Bio

 

EMERITI DIRECTORS

Rodney L. Barreto
Vincent L. Berkeley
Jennifer Boin Getz
Roger Carlton
Harlan S. Chiron, MD
Ambassador Sue M. 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
Manuel J. Rodriguez
Edward Soto
Eric J. Stephens
Merrett R. Stierheim
Lawrence O. Turner. Jr.
Diana Udel
Andrew H. Weinstein, Esq.

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Chairperson:  Ana VeigaMilton, Esq.
Alan Atkinson
Bob Baal
Jean-Pierre Bardet
Mary Barley
Harlan S. Chiron, MD
Ambassador Sue Cobb
Holly Davis
Pedro A. Fernandez
Senator Anitere Flores
Jim Fowler
Tina Furniss-Roe
Pamela Garrison
Gerald Grant
Dr. Randal Groh
Jennifer W. Jones, Esq.
Jack Kardys
Daniel J. Licciardi
Dennis Olle
Shaquille O'Neal, EdD
Jay Pelham
Pedro Ramos
Manny J. Rodriguez, P.E.
Josie Romano Brown
Eric J. Stephens
Merrett R. Stierheim
Diana Udel
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

Marena Costa
Senior Accountant
305-328-8805

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

Jessica Parks
Interim Director of Education and Volunteer Services
305-328-8823

Carlos Simoes
Director of Membership Services
305-328-8847

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

Andrea Obregón
Integrated Communications & Events Manager - Marketing 
305-328-8840

Reports

Annual Reports


2016 Annual Report

 

2015 Annual Report

 

2014 Annual Report

  2013 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
 

 

Financial Statements

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

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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