Oregon Zoo Foundation

The mission of the Oregon Zoo Foundation is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for zoo conservation, education and animal welfare programs. These programs advance the zoo's mission to inspire the community to respect animals and to take action on behalf of the natural world by creating engaging experiences and advancing the highest level of animal welfare, environmental literacy and conservation science.

Oregon Zoo Foundation
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
United States
503-220-5744
http://www.oregonzoo.org/OZF

Director

Jani Iverson

Management Team

Jody Brassfield-English, Shannon Christianson, Beth Smith, Paula Little, Heidi Wilcox, Nicole Barnes, Mavia Haight, Jani Iverson

Board of Directors

Heidi Bell, A. Stan Bland, Laurie Christensen, Tracey A Clark, Robert M Erickson, Steffani Mendoza Gray, Raimund D Grube, Nancy P Hinnen, Aili Jokela, I. Campbell Kidd, Mark M Loomis, Craig A Norris, Jeff F Nudelman, Kimberly M Overhage, Jared L Short, Anthony J Ueber, Sigrid Button, Deborah A Herron, Peter W Norman, Marlin McKeever, Sharla Settlemier

Project Leaders

Heidi Wilcox

Mission

The mission of the Oregon Zoo Foundation is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for zoo conservation, education and animal welfare programs. These programs advance the zoo's mission to inspire the community to respect animals and to take action on behalf of the natural world by creating engaging experiences and advancing the highest level of animal welfare, environmental literacy and conservation science.

Programs

1) Provide support for the Oregon Zoo's educational programs, community outreach, and animal welfare activities. Audience outreaches range from pre-school through adult, with a particular emphasis on under-served teens, and seniors, in both on- and off-site locales. Subject-based interaction opportunities are provided through animal and habitat interpretive activities for visitors and environmental enrichment for animals. 2) Operate a membership program to encourage general interest in and support for the Oregon Zoo, including enhanced participation in visitor experiences for 46,000 household members. 3) Provide funding to support improvements to the Oregon Zoo and its animal welfare activities including upgrades to existing exhibits and the addition of new exhibits and facilities included in a new 20-year Master Plan.

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Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $6,295,433
  • Annual Budget for 2009: $6,621,400
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $7,870,500
  • Other funding sources: Zoo memberships, contributions (individuals, foundations, corporations), investments, and event revenues.
  • Religious Affiliation: None

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