Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

The Zoo Society

The Zoo Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising organization whose purpose is to lend financial support to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The Zoo Society fosters the relationship between Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and our community by raising funds and generating community support.

The Zoo Society supports the mission of PDZA by providing financial and in-kind resources for the Zoo's recreation, education and conservation programs, its animal collections, and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

View The Zoo Society's donor privacy policy (PDF).

Board of Directors

President
Dr. Richard Cockrell
Vice President 
Karen Veitenhans
Treasurer
Sherlyn Iverson
Secretary
Judd Johnson
Past President
Dave Panco

Pamela Baade
Kim Burkes
Susan Caulkins
Dianne K. Conway
Cathy Early
John Gazecki
Daniel Gladney
Ed Grogan
Paul Hamrick
Jean Jackman
Tom Kerstetter
Dr. Eric Kvinsland
Sue Mauermann
Heather Parkinson-Firestine
Mike Royston
Kelly O. Ryan 
David Smith

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Vision Keeper Club
Through our Vision Keeper program, you can help build and maintain a quality facility for generations to come by taking the lead in supporting world-class exhibitions, educational programming and animal acquisition.

Adopt an Animal
Give a gift of a Zoo Parent or become one yourself and help support animal care and facilities, wildlife conservation and educational programs for children and adults.

Annual Giving
Your gift to the annual fund goes towards supporting the ongoing activities of the Zoo & Aquarium, including conservation efforts, school group visits and animal care.

Planned Giving

By remembering the Point Defiance Zoological Society in your estate plans, you can make a difference for wildlife and future generations who love it.

Endowment

The Point Defiance Zoological Society's endowment funds provide ongoing support to The Zoo Society and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Zoo Society Staff

Larry Norvell
Executive Director
253.404.3663

Lisa Johnson
Annual Fund and Special Events Director
253.404.3651

Angela Ferguson
Development Operations and Database Specialist
253.404.3657

Executive Assistant
253.404.3694

Ways to Give to the Zoo

Vision Keeper Club
Through our Vision Keeper program, you can help build and maintain a quality facility for generations to come by taking the lead in supporting world-class exhibitions, educational programming and animal acquisition.

Adopt an Animal
Give a gift of a Zoo Parent or become one yourself and help support animal care and facilities, wildlife conservation and educational programs for children and adults.

Annual Giving
Your gift to the annual fund goes towards supporting the ongoing activities of the Zoo & Aquarium, including conservation efforts, school group visits and animal care.

Planned Giving

By remembering the Point Defiance Zoological Society in your estate plans, you can make a difference for wildlife and future generations who love it.

Endowment

The Point Defiance Zoological Society's endowment funds provide ongoing support to The Zoo Society and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.