The El Paso Zoological Society is the support organization for the El Paso Zoo.
Founded in 1963, the Zoological Society is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by local donors. It is not a part of the City of El Paso, but a separate legal entity. Donations are tax-deductible in whole or in part.
The El Paso Zoological Society is a vital partner to the El Paso Zoo, essential to its growth and success, advocating for the Zoo in the Community, and providing capital fundraising, operational support, membership and volunteer services.
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
The El Paso Zoological Society and the El Paso Zoo embrace a strong partnership in building a premier recreational destination in our City. We work closely to develop meaningful programs and engaging exhibits that emphasize conservation and an appreciation for wildlife and healthy ecosystems.
The El Paso Zoo creates memories, reinforces values, and ignites passion for nature and life that elevate the imagination, bringing the world to west Texas and allowing over 350,000 visitors per year to experience animals from around the globe. The Zoo reinforces students’ classroom lessons, provides families with a venue for exploration and wonder, and grows an understanding of our ability to conserve locally for global impact.
Supporting the El Paso Zoo through the Zoological Society strengthens our community’s number-one attraction and enriches the essence of this great city.
Get in the KNOW!
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BOARD of DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT– Thaddeus Bennett
PRESIDENT ELECT– Jose “Pepe” De Alba
VICE PRESIDENT– Richard Behrenhausen
TREASURER– Frank Nugent, Jr.
SECRETARY– Elizabeth Margo
MARKETING– Pam Agullo
SPECIAL EVENTS– Kim North
MEMBERSHIP– Suzanne Ramos
NOMINATING COMMITTEE– Elena Tejeda
CONSERVATION REPRESENTATIVE– Brian Hass
Patty Chagra Russell
Sean C. White
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR– Renee R. Neuert
ZOO DIRECTOR– Steve Marshall
Renee Neuert – Executive Director
Beatriz Uranga – Administrative Assistant
Angie Aragon – Membership Coordinator
Amanda Monique Fonseca – Membership Development Coordinator
Jessica Duran – Lead Membership Sales Assistant
Abigail Gallegos – Membership Sales Assistant
Karla Vela – Membership Sales Assistant
Ms. Toni Marie Lopez – Volunteer Coordinator
Olivia Christine Siqueiros – Volunteer Coordinator
Erica Salas – Special Events Coordinator
Beatriz Uranga , Angie Aragon , Toni Lopez – Zoo Summer Camp
Over the last decade, the El Paso Zoological Society has received over $1,000,000 in funds for capital improvements, veterinary equipment, animal acquisition, conservation projects, educational programs, zoo adventure classes for underprivileged children and more.
WHAT WE DO
The El Paso Zoological Society raises funds from:
- Donations received through private foundations, individuals and businesses
- Special Events
- Special Fundraising Campaigns
- Special Activities (adopt an animal, brick pavers and park benches)
- Annual Appeals
- Planned Giving
The Zoological Society proudly recognizes the following major grantors who have greatly enhanced our community through support to the El Paso Zoo:
- Paul and Alejandra Foster
- Hunt Family Foundation
- Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation
- The Wolslager Foundation
- Shiloff Family Foundation
- El Paso Community Foundation
- Western Refining Co
- Hervey Foundation
- The El Paso Veterinary Association
- Robert Bonaventure
- El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board
- El Paso Electric Company
- Wells Fargo Bank
- WestStar Bank
- Boeing, Inc.
- Gerald and Stanlee Rubin Trust
- James & Luther, Inc
- Jobe Materials
- C.F. Jordan Construction
- Jordan/Foster Construction
- CFI Security
- Oscar and Lisa Leeser
- Hyundai of El Paso
Please contact Renee R. Neuert, Executive Director of the El Paso Zoological Society at (915) 212-0245 about granting funds to the El Paso Zoo.