ABOUT US

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

El-Paso-Zoological-About-Us-Page-backgroundThe 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.

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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

Sarah Byrne
David Canales
Heather Cuthbertson
Liz Fowlkes
Tom Giba
Tasha Hopper
Tami Keating
Matt Kerr
Patty Chagra Russell
James Schichtl
Sean C. White

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR– Renee R. Neuert

ZOO DIRECTOR– Steve Marshall

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Ceci Miles-Mulvihill
Helen Knopp
Ann Allen
Robert Skipworth

STAFF

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

GRANTS

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
  • Memberships
  • Special Events
  • Grants
  • Special Fundraising Campaigns
  • Special Activities (adopt an animal, brick pavers and park benches)
  • Annual Appeals
  • Memorial/Honorariums
  • Planned Giving

OUR DONORS

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.

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