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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


2011-2012 Gifts

The Dallas Zoological Society and the Dallas Zoo are extremely grateful for the gifts, pledges, and other support provided by our generous donors.  The following list includes all gifts of $500 or more that were received between Oct. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012 from corporations, foundations, and organizations.  Every effort has been made to make this list as complete and accurate as possible, but inevitably some errors or omissions may have occurred.  We would appreciate receiving any corrections, comments, or questions.  Please contact the Society at 469.554.7400 or at


Lead Benefactors
American Airlines Inc.
Jane and Bill Browning Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hermés of Paris
M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Locke Lord LLP
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
NCH Corporation
The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.
South Hampton Community Hospital
Texas Instruments Inc./Texas Instruments Foundation
Weber Shandwick

Allyn Media
Estate of Jane Beaird
DFW Kids Directory
Eckert Communications
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLC
Junior League of Dallas
MetalMan Design/Build Corporation
The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation

Boardwalk Auto Group
Melissa and Trevor Fetter Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
The Gayden Family Foundation
Imperial Sugar Company
Harry S. Moss Foundation
Raytheon Company
Service Systems Associates

Bank of America
Barth Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Children’s Medical Center
Cirro Energy
The Eisemann Foundation Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Godwin Ronquillo PC
The Howard Hallam Family Foundation
Herb’s Paint & Body Shops
Jackson Walker LLP
Methodist Health System
NexBank Inc.
Overhead Door Corporation
Radio Disney AM 620
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Tolleson Wealth Management
Union Bank Foundation
Wax & Company Inc.
Xerox Business Services LLC

Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen, and
Zea’s/Kent Rathbun Concepts, Chef Kent Rathbun
Andres Construction Services
Antioch’s Foundation
BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
Chapman, Hext & Co, PC
Charity Sports Auctions
CLR Design
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas Mavericks
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
Diamond Doctor
The Eichenwald Charitable Fund of The Dallas Foundation
FC Dallas
Grant Thornton LLP
Herbert Park Hotel
Highland Capital Management LP
The Kayser Foundation
KCKL 95.9 FM
Ben E. Keith Foundation
KITX 96.5 FM
Kline Family Foundation
Kohl Foundation
T.C. Lupton Jr. Family Foundation
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
The Astrid and Pat Merriman Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Mudge Foundation
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
Rosewood Corporation
Chloe Simone Shea Trust/Ronald D Shaw Trust
Telemundo Dallas
Travel Marketing Worldwide
Turnberry Towers Las Vegas
Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory
Winstead PC
Y-C Nurseries Inc.

Aim Agency
Austin Industries
Azteca America KODF Ch. 26 and 44
Berry Family Services Inc.
Brinker International Inc.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Inc.
Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House and
Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill/Chef Richard Chamberlain
The Clifford/Levy Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Da Vinci Fine Portraiture
Dallas Affaires Cake Company/Margaret Gragg
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dallas International Film Festival
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse/Chef David Holben
DFW Technology
Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza/Chef Dan Landsberg
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP
Frost National Bank
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP
Hargrove Electric Co.
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.
Reciprocity Restaurant Group LLC
KLVQ 1410 AM
Mercado Bilingue
Neiman Marcus/Chef Kevin Garvin
Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation
Reliant Energy
Ruibal’s Plants of Texas
Safeway Inc.
SEDALCO Construction Services
Sevy’s Grill/Chef Jim Severson
Peter P. and Bonnie B. Smith Foundation
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center
Straight Line Automotive
Suze Restaurant/Chef Gilbert Garza
Texas Rangers
Turner Construction Company
West & Associates LLP

Alchemy Collection
Asian Mint
BBVA Compass
Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado/Chef Jeff Harris
Boot Ranch
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal LLP
Catering of the Dallas Zoo/Chef Dan Bevis
Eddie Coker
David Corley Interior Design
Crossroads Diner/Tom Fleming
Dakota’s Steakhouse/Peter Harrison
Dallas Hotel Magazine
Dallas Mozzarella Company/Paula Lambert
Dread Head Chef
eatZi’s Market & Bakery
El Fenix Restaurant
Empire Baking Company/Meaders Moore Ozarow
Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel/Chef Dean Fearing
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck/Chef Pat Robertson
Flying Fish Restaurant/8.0 Management Inc.
Fossil Inc.
Frito-Lay Inc.
Goff’s Hamburgers
Bryant and Nancy Hanley Foundation Inc.
Haynsworth Photography
IN Mesquite
JPMorgan Chase
La Duni
Maguire’s Restaurant & Catering/Chef Alberto Solis
Margaux’s a restaurant by design/Chef Manuel Contreras
McGee Foundation
Meso Maya/Nico Sanchez
Nana Restaurant/Chef Anthony Bombaci
Nick and Sam’s Grill/Chef Stan Constancio
Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse/Chef Samir Dhurandhar
Opio Restaurant at the Park Cities Hilton/Chef Billy Webb
Parigi/Janice Provost
The Place at Perry’s/Chef Jaime Corona
Post Asylum Inc.
Private Social/Chef Tiffany Derry
Purple Cow Diner
Stephan Pyles Restaurant
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort/Chef Gerard Thompson
SER Steak and Spirits/Anthony Van Camp
Ruth C. and Charles S. Sharp Foundation Inc.
George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Foundation
Smoke and Chicken Scratch/Tim Byrnes
Sullivan’s Steak House/Chef James Mockerman
Thompson & Knight Foundation
Tillman’s Roadhouse/Chef Cody Brandt
Two Sisters Catering/Jonathan Stirnweis
Uncle Julio’s Corporation
Urban Crust
Woodlands American Grill/Chef Carlos Marin
Xerox Corporation

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Carruthers Landscape Management
The Container Store
Dallas Child Magazine
The Dallas Foundation
Faulkner Design Group
Frisco Rough Riders
Hotel Zaza
Hunt Consolidated Inc.
Ideal Marketing Group
Robin Jackson Photography
Keliher Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Levy Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas
Morning Star Productions Inc.
Oak Cliff Lions Club
Sleep Experts
Mary Anne Smiley Interiors
The Staubach Family Foundation
The Toy Maven
Walder IP Law PC
Warner Bros. TV
Western Rugs & Trading Co

Avon Cleaners
Carter Malouf Private Jeweler
Children’s Dentistry of North Dallas
Dallas Valet Company
David’s Consulting
Dini Partners
Doubletree by Hilton Anaheim-Orange County
James French Photography
GattiTown Dallas
Gittings Portraiture
Hydrous at Allen Station
Ideal Sales Inc.
In Front of the Lens Photography
Lockton Co.
Kevin James McCrea Photography
Moore Tree Care
NorthPark Center
Debra O’Brien Portraiture
Orix Foundation
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Smocked Auctions
The Stewart Organization
Levi Strauss Foundation
Studio Movie Grill
Thrift World
Wolverton Co. Inc.


*Italics indicate in-kind donors.