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Our Donors

2015 – 2016 Philanthropic Investors


The Dallas Zoo would like to acknowledge the generous individuals, corporations, and foundations who contributed to the Zoo’s operations between Oct. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016. Your passion for and dedication to nature and wildlife are what make our efforts to create a better world for animals possible.



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


The Estate of William M. Beecherl
Diane and Hal Brierley
City of Dallas
The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Nancy B. Hamon
Highland Capital Management LP
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Joyce and Larry Lacerte
Carol and John Levy
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
Betty Moroney Norsworthy Charitable Trust/James M. Moroney Jr., Trustee
Harold Simmons Foundation
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr

The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation Inc.
Diane and Hal Brierley*
Communities Foundation of Texas
Karen and Phil Drayer*
Fanchon and Howard Hallam
Highland Capital Management LP
Carol and John Levy*
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
Ruth O. Mutch*
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr*

$50,000 – $99,999
Patti and Bill Alcorn*
Jennifer and Peter Altabef*
American Airlines Inc.
The Community Impact Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Mary McDermott Cook*
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District
Jennifer and John Eagle*
Carol and Don Glendenning*
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
Stephen B. L. Penrose*
Ann Stuart, Ph.D.*
Joan and Alan Walne*

$25,000 – $49,999
Richard K. Blaylock
Kate and Lane Britain*
Serena and Tom Connelly*
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Durham Family Foundation*
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Kara and Randall Goss*
Diane and Mike Gruber*
Cindy M. and Charles L. Gummer*
R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Locke Lord LLP
The Astrid and Pat Merriman Family Fund
New Birmingham Inc.
Janiece and Jimmy Niemann*
Overhead Door Corporation
The Edgar A. Robinson Family*
Stephen M. Seay Foundation
Texas Instruments Inc.


$10,000 – $24,999
7-Eleven Inc.
Alpha Media
Michael D. Andereck
Assael Inc.
Bank of America
Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation
Matilde and Brett Borchers*
April Bosworth
Bottom Line Consultants Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Brown*
Connie and Denny Carreker
Ana and Don Carty
Catherine A. Corrigan*
The Corrigan-Goddard Foundation
Mary Anne Cree*
Kathy and Harlan Crow*
Barbara and Don Daseke*
Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Delgado-Jenkins*
Matrice Ellis-Kirk and Ronald Kirk
Adrienne A. Faulkner
Melissa and Trevor Fetter*
The Melissa and Trevor Fetter Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Fidelity Investments
Denise and Steven Glazer*
The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation
Al G. Hill Jr.*
Lyda Hill*
Junior League of Dallas
Kohl Foundation
Amanda and Jim Lake
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth
Elaine and Kenneth P. Mecca*
Merlin Entertainments Group U.S. LLC
Harry S. Moss Foundation
NCH Corporation
Terry and John Norris
Park Place Dealerships
The Perryman Family*
Jack Pew
Cynthia and R. Lynn Rea
Reliant Energy
Rosewood Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ryburn*
Mr. and Mrs. John Sebastian
The Shipley Family*
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Silverman
Jeffrey A. Star
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Texas Instruments
Turner Construction Company
Lori and Chuck Whitten*
Jane Williams*
Ona and Ken Willingham*
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson
Ellen and Don Winspear*

$5,000 – $9,999
Allegiance Title Company
Allyn Media
Anonymous (2)
Lee Bailey
Bellevue Foundation
Carole L. Braden and Vera LoCurto*
Brierley & Partners
Johnette and Kirk Brunson
Charter Communications
Emily and David Corrigan*
Dallas Child
Mark Daniels
Pilar H. and Paul L. Davies III
Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Studios
Julia and Louis Dorfman*
Cheryl and James Drayer
Escada US Subco LLC
Alina and Ruben E. Esquivel*
Julie and Bill Evans
Alan L. Folz Jr.
Alisha and Chris Gummer
Kathleen L. and Richard L. Gummer
Paula M. Hagan and George Myszejnski
Gail and Gary Hartstein
The Hegi Family
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Hext
Highland Park Village
Sandi and John Holzgraefe*
Doug Houser
Tavia and Clark Hunt*
Patricia Hyde*
Jackson Walker LLP
Ben E. Keith Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Kopf*
Lane Gorman Trubitt, PLLC Accountants and Advisors
Holly and Tom Mayer*
Vicki and Brian Miller
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Moore Jr.*
Betsy and Steve Myers
Optimus Recruiting LLC
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
Caren Prothro/Perkins-Prothro Foundation
Nancy and Doug Rabe*
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union
Jeffrey and Darrel Rice*
Beverly and Henry Sermersheim*
Service Systems Associates
Lisa K. Simmons*
Laurie and Steve Smith
Southwestern Medical Foundation
Dennis and Patty Stone*
Texas Capital Bank
Tolleson Wealth Management
Sandy Watson
Westwood Trust

$1,000 – $4,999
Dawn and Todd Aaron
Albertsons Safeway
Gayle L. and Phillip Anderson
Anonymous (3)
AT&T Services Inc.
Debbie and Allen Baker
Debbie and Gerald Barnes
Gilian and Steve Baron
Barry Family Gift Fund
Barth Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation*
Allison and Jarrod Bassman*
Cynthia and Brice Beaird
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Dawn and Terry Bergan
Christy Berry Real Estate LLC
The Boeckman Family Foundation
Bridge Bistro
Julie and Cyrus Brock
Karen Brustman
Leland Burk and Thomas Feulmer
Shannon and Kyle Burtnett
C2 Education
Caperton Collection
Susie and Joel Carp
Casa Rubia
Catering of the Dallas Zoo
Sharon and Robert Chudnow
Julie Cianella and Bethany Shaffer*
Carolyn and James H. Clark Jr.*
CLR Design Inc.
Shelly and Thomas Codd*
Walter and Morgan Coleman*
Andrea Collins and Shelby Marler*
Rebecca Connaster
Stephanie and Peyton Cook
Shirley W. Cooper
Joan and Dennis Cox
Susan and John Cranford*
Itzel and Nathan Crow
Dallas Affaires Cake Company
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Film Society
Ben Davis
Doug Deason
Holly Bock Deason
Erin and Michael DeJesus*
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
DFW Kids Directory
Mary-Helen and Bill Dillard
Disney Pixar
Disney Pixar-Finding Dory
Disney Studios
Jill Donaldson
Mary and Neil Dorflinger
Dragonfly Restaurant
Elsie Dunklin and Margaret Dunklin*
Tara and Bill Durham
Susan and Terry Eckert*
Betsy and Richard D. Eiseman
Empire Baking Company
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Lori Ericsson*
Sandra and Henry Estess
Mary C. Evans
Steffanie and Eric Evans
Fidelity Corporate Services
Lois and Ross L. Finkelman*
FTI Consulting
Traci and Geoffrey Funk*
Lara and Chad Gaither
Elba and Domingo Garcia
Kelly and Paul Gittemeier
Gittings Portraiture
Marion and Bennett Glazer
Cathy and Craig Glick
Lisa and Neil Goldberg
Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union
Tracy and Sean Greene
Abby and Michael Gregory
Nevin Grinnell*
Paulette and Michael P. Haggerty*
Karen and Wayne Hamilton*
Kenneth Hamlett
Margaret and Barry Hancock
Hargrove Electric Co. Inc.
Ed B. Hassler*
Haynsworth Photography
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Gay and Scott Hintz
Sherri and John Holbrook
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Linda L. Holt and Joseph McElroy III*
Marsha Horton and Ross Salverino*
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Huckin*
Mr. and Mrs. Will Huckin*
Hypnotic Donuts
Lindsay Ison and George Conklin*
Rusalene C. and John V. Jaggers
Javier’s Gourmet Mexican Restaurant
Ann Jaycox and Tom Harlan*
Sue and Phillip John*
Jordan Art Couture
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Katz*
KCKL 95.9 FM
Peter Keenan
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Kelley
Margo and Jim Keyes
Dana and David Kleiman
Ashlee and Chris Kleinert
Kline Family Foundation*
Jennifer and David Knickel
Amanda and Thomas Knobloch
Beth and Larry Konig
Karla and Brett D. Krafft
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Angela Kyser and David M. Gross
Lacey and Eric LaPointe*
Lisa and Steven Lieberman
Julie and Robert Little*
Tiffani and Steven Mackenzie
Dr. and Mrs. Willis C. Maddrey*
Nancy C. Marcus*
Sara and David F. Martineau
Lauren Mashek-Fitzgerald and Robert Fitzgerald*
Lynn and Michael Matthews
Max’s Wine Dive
Pat and Charles McEvoy
Suzanne and Patrick McGee
Alicia and Mark McGovern
Tamara S. and J.V.  McLure*
Sean McNicholas
Meso Maya
Deborah and David Michel
Kim and Greg Miller
Tina and Gerald R. Miller
Barbara and Gerald T. Montgomery*
Selena H. and Scott P. Montopoli*
Dawn and Steve Moore*
Stacey and John Moore
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Moroch and Associates/McDonald’s of Greater North Texas
Mozzarella Company
Ann and John R. Muir*
Neiman Marcus
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Dallas
Alice and Erle Nye
Mary O’Connor
Mary and Edward Oleksiak
ORIX Foundation
Orkin Commercial Services
Jennifer and Pablo Pascal*
Dan E. Patterson
Elaine and Trevor Pearlman
The Perot Family
Tina Pfaff
Plains Capital Corporation
Mary C. Plank and Eugene Hart
Gail and Bill Plummer
Jessica and Matthew R. Porembka
Michael Putman M.D.*
Lisa and Jestun Ramsey*
Carolyn and Karl Rathjen*
Erika and Jason Ray*
Kathleen and Christopher Ray*
Katherine and Eric Reeves Ridout Portraits
Alverdeen M. Riker
Jill and Dustin Ritchey*
Richard Roder
Leslie and Randy Root*
Deedie Rose*
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Rachel Rucker-Schmidt and Jason Schmidt*
Safeway Inc.
Amy and Scott Samford*
Linda and Steve Sanderson
Savor Dallas
Sallie A. Scanlan*
Mary C. Schoals
Dr. and Mrs. Field Scovell*
Diane K. and John F. Scovell*
Sandra and Steven Seidenfeld*
SER Steak + Spirits
Sevy’s Grill
Catherine and Rick Shae
Jackie Sherman
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Sly Fox
Dr. and Mrs. Craig Smith*
Gloria McCall and Juan Ernesto Snead
Robin and Wes Speed
Springfree Trampoline Inc.
Barbie and Tommy Stewart*
Julie and James Sturm
Suze Restaurant
Mary and Mike Terry*
Patricia and Kelly Terry
Andrea and Steve Thompson
Thompson & Knight Foundation
Tillman’s Roadhouse
Emily and Stephen Timon*
Thailan T. Tran and Steven J. Roth
Two Sisters Catering
Via Real
Liz and Robert Vial
Jean Walden
Margaret and Mark Walsh
Stephanie and Autry L. Warren Jr.*
David R. Weinreb
Western Extrusions
Tara Whitehead-Stotland and Harvey Stotland*
Dr. and Mrs. Kern Wildenthal*
Dusty and Kirk Wilson
Alicia and Chris Winn*
Winstead Civic Trust
Wendy and Gary Wojtaszek*
Charnette and John Young
Your Cause LLP
Lisa and Mark Zale
*President’s Circle member

Italics indicate gifts in-kind


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 469.554.7444 so that we may correct our records.


Due to space limitations, we are only able to list gifts of $1,000 or more received between Oct. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016.