Our Mission Zoo Miami and Zoo Miami Foundation's mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world's wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations. TabsTab OneAbout Zoo Miami Foundation 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 email@example.com. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support the Zoo Miami & Zoo Miami Foundation by starting your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com. Tab TwoLeadership 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 OFFICERS / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE James A. Kushlan, PhDChairpersonBio Jose C. RomanoChair-ElectBio George LeserTreasurerBio Patricia Siles, CPASecretaryBio Ana VeigaMilton, Esq.Past ChairmanBio William W. MoorePresident & CEOBio J. Carol KruseZoo Miami DirectorBio BOARD DIRECTORS Alan Atkinson Dr. Jose Francisco Barros Sandy Batchelor Jacey Birch Luis E. Boué, CPA Jose Felix Diaz Eric Eikenberg Larry Feldman, PhD Armando Fernandez, Florida Power & Light Company Diana L. Fitzgerald, Esq. Robert Furniss-Roe Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Michael Heithaus, PhD Susan Kahn Kimberly Kalkus Frank Lopez, Ryder Kathy McDonald Scott MaddoxGeorge NavarreteMarc A. Osheroff Eliot Pedrosa, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Aliette D. Rodz, Esq., Shutts & Bowen, LLP Dr. Michael Rosenberg 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. Bob Baal Jean-Pierre Bardet Mary Barley Harlan S. Chiron, MD Ambassador Sue Cobb Holly Davis Pedro A. Fernandez Jim Fowler Jack Kardys Daniel J. Licciardi Shaquille O'Neal Jay Pelham Pedro Ramos Manny J. Rodriguez, P.E. Josie Romano Brown Eric J. Stephens Merrett R. Stierheim Diana Udel Andrew H. Weinstein, Esq. Tab ThreeKey Staff William W. MoorePresident & CEO Melissa WetzelDirector of Development, Major Gifts Sara GreeneDirector of Development, Major Gifts Marena CostaSenior Accountant Cindy CastelblancoDirector of Marketing & Integrated Communications Gregory Koch, PhDDirector of Education and Volunteer Services Carlos SimoesDirector of Membership Services Corey DavisInformation Technology & Facilities Manager Andrea ObregónIntegrated Communications & Events Manager - Marketing Tab FourReports Annual Reports 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report Financial Statements 2015 (October 2014 - September 2015) 2014 (October 2013 - September 2014) 2013 (October 2012 - September 2013) IRS Form 990 IRS Form 990 IRS Form 990 Audited Financials Audited Financials Audited Financials Tab FiveDonor 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: 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. 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. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. To be assured that information about donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by the law. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors. To be assured their mailing information will not be shared. 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.