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Our Donors

Lifetime Benefactors

The Dallas Zoological Society is pleased to recognize a very special category of donors. Lifetime Benefactors are those corporations, foundations, and organizations that have given or pledged $1 million or more cumulatively to the Society.  These gifts help sustain and build the Dallas Zoo.  We are deeply honored to have their support.

Lifetime Benefactors
The Estate of William M. Beecherl
City of Dallas
The Dallas Morning News and WFAA TV
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
Betty Moroney Norsworthy Charitable Trust/James M. Moroney Jr. Trustee
Harold Simmons Foundation


Thank you to our 2014 Donors!


The Dallas Zoo is grateful to all patrons, members and visitors who support our mission of inspiring a passion for nature and conserving wildlife. We extend a special thank you to our supporters with gifts of $1,500 or more in 2014.



Diane and Hal Brierley
The Estate of Lorraine E. Burt, Jr.
Mary McDermott Cook
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
Diane and Mike Gruber
Highland Capital Management
Ruth O. Mutch

$50,000 – $99,999

Kimberly-Clark Foundation Inc.
M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation

$25,000 – $49,999

Tammi and Jay Adair
Jennifer and Doug Houser
Jennifer and John Eagle
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Overhead Door Corporation
The Edgar A. Robinson Family
Steven H. Durham Family Foundation
Texas Instruments
TXU Energy
Von Ehr Foundation

$10,000 – $24,999

Lydia and Bill Addy
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Astrid and Pat Merriman Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Bank of America
Barbara Blaylock
Annie and Brent Brown
Rebel B. Calhoun
Serena and Tom Connelly
Communities Foundation of Texas
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Karen and Phil Drayer
Barbara and Steven Durham
Cathy K. and Alfred Fraser
Carol and Don Glendenning
Cindy M. and Charles L. Gummer
The Hal and Diane Brierley Foundation
Harry S. Moss Foundation
Al G. Hill Jr.
Lyda Hill
Jackson Walker LLP
Jane and Bill Browning Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Junior League of Dallas
Carol and John Levy
Julie and Robert Little
Locke Lord LLP
Madeline and James McClure
Terry and John Norris
Rosewood Corporation
Ryan Foundation
Gretel and Justin Shipley
Stephen M. Seay Foundation
Susan and Bill Swift
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Tillamook Cheese
Walne Family/Herb’s Paint and Body Shops
Ken and Ona Willingham
Ellen and Don Winspear

$1,500 – $9,999

Anonymous (6)
Bill and Patti Alcorn
Kamie Berry and Jack Alldredge
Allegiance Title Company
Allyn Media
Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler
Nicole and Justin Anderson
Andres Construction Services
Lee Bailey
Carol and Steve Baker
Baker Triangle
Ballones Resources
Tina S. and John Barry
Barth Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Alison and Jarrod Bassman
Ben E. Keith Foundation
Carole L. Braden and Vera LoCurto
Connie and Denny Carreker
Nancy and Gene Carter
Jamie and Jeff Cawyer
Children’s Health
Thomas and Shelly Codd
Catherine A. Corrigan Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Emily and David Corrigan
Maura and Timothy Costello
Susan and John Cranford
Kathy and Harlan Crow
Mark Daniels
Barbara and Don Daseke
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Jane and Gregory Davis
Averille and Stewart Dawson
Tiffany and Paul Divis
Wanda Dwyer
Susan and Terry Eckert
Ed Haggar Family Foundation
Elephant Insurance Services
Alina and Ruben E. Esquivel
Sandra and Henry Estess
Susan and James R. Field
Lois and Ross L. Finkelman
Fischer & Company
Martha D. Fordyce and Henry Tomarelli
Frost National Bank
FTI Consulting
Elba and Domingo Garcia
Patricia and William Gibson
Gina and Scott Ginsburg
Denise and Steven Glazer
Goldman Management
Fran and George Graffy
Beverly and Kent Graham
Tasha and Benjamin M. Greenberg
Dr. Barbara B. Haley
Karen and Wayne Hamilton
Kathy, Kevin, Emily, Ben and Quincy Hanrahan
Hargrove Electric Co. Inc.
Ida and Ed B. Hassler
Kimberly A. and Gregory W. Hext
Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.
Sandi and John Holzgraefe
Marsha Horton and Silvia Alba
Jolie and Bart Humphrey
Patricia Hyde
Sue and Phillip John
Caren and J. Peter Kline
Kohl Foundation
Thomas Kohlmeier
Lonestar Funds
Dr. and Mrs. Willis C. Maddrey
Rhonda and Fraser Marcus
Sara and David F. Martineau
Mary Kay Inc.
Holly and Tom Mayer
Lynn and Allan McBee
Pat and Charles McEvoy
McGee Foundation
Tamara S. and J.V.  McLure
Mega Capital
Tina and Gerald R. Miller
Barbara and Gerald T. Montgomery
Dawn and Steve Moore
Ann and John R. Muir
Neiman Marcus
Janiece and Jimmy Niemann
Mr. and Mrs. Peter O’Donnell, Jr.
Mary and Edward Oleksiak
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
Optimus Recruiting LLC
Laura Osler
Parish Episcopal School
Jennifer and Pablo Pascal
Stephen Penrose
The Perryman Family
Jack Pew
Plains Capital Corporation
Maria M. and Kip Plankinton
Caren Prothro
J. Michael Putman, M.D.
Nancy and Doug Rabe
Lisa and Jestun Ramsey
Carolyn and Karl Rathjen
Kathleen and Christopher Ray
Dr. and Mrs. R. Lynn Rea
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Jeff and Darrel Rice
Richard Roder
Leslie and Randy Root
Deedie and Rusty Rose
Rachel Rucker-Schmidt and Jason Schmidt
Safeway Inc.
Amy and Scott Samford
Linda and Steve Sanderson
Sallie A. Scanlan
Diane K. and John F. Scovell
Sandra and Steven Seidenfeld
Beverly and Henry Sermersheim
Service Systems Associates
Lisa K. Simmons
Matthew Simon and Keith Schumann
Lisa and Marvin Singleton
Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Sparkman
Maryellen and Ron Spears
T.C. Lupton, Jr. Family Foundation Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Texas Instruments Foundation
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
Emily and Stephen Timon
Tolleson Wealth Management
Turner Construction Company
Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr
Candi and Steve Walder
Tara Whitehead-Stotland and Harvey Stotland
Dr. and Mrs. Kern Wildenthal
Willowbridge Associates Inc.
Winstead PC
Wendy and Gary Wojtaszek
Mari Woodlief

Gifts In-kind

8.0 Management Inc.
American Airlines Inc.
American Film Institute
AMS Pictures
Angama Mara
Ali Armstrong
Asian Mint
Babb Bros. BBQ
Becks Prime
Blue Bell Creameries LP
Carolina Herrera New York – Highland Park Village
Casa Rubia
Catering of the Dallas Zoo
Church’s Chicken
Dallas Affaires Cake Company
Dallas International Film Festival
Dallas Zoo Management, Inc.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
DFW Kids Directory
Dragonfly Restaurant
El Fenix Restaurant
Empire Baking Company
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
GC MV Condominiums, LLC
Hermès of Paris
Highland Park Village
Joe Higuera
Hoffman Hots
Jennifer and Doug Houser
The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Ideal Marketing Group
Jonathon’s Oak Cliff
KCKL 95.9 FM
Khashana Adventure Travel Safari Planning
KLVQ 1410 AM
La Calle Doce
la Madeleine
Dan Landsberg
Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC Accountants and Advisors
Dr. Robert Lavinsky
The Local Oak
Margaux’s a restaurant by design
Jo Mattison
Max’s Wine Dive
Meso Maya
Mozzarella Company
Neiman Marcus
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Dallas
People Newspapers
Radio Disney AM 620
Savor Dallas
Schneider Electric
SER Steak + Spirits
Sevy’s Grill
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Jeff Starr
Suzanne Barret Justis Fine Art
Suze Restaurant
Texas Motor Speedway
Tillman’s Roadhouse
TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market
Two Sisters Catering
Wax & Company, Inc.
Which Wich
William Noble Rare Jewels
Oprah Winfrey
Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern


The Dallas Zoo strives to provide accurate recognition of our donors. If you feel there has been an error or omission, please contact the Zoo at 469.554.7440 or, so that we may correct our records.  Due to space, we are only able to list gifts of $1,500 or more.