Louisville Zoo Foundation, Inc.

The Louisville Zoo Foundation exists to support special project and capital fundraising needs of the Louisville Zoo whose mission is to “better the bond between people and our planet.” The Louisville Zoo Foundation, Inc. is a 501©3 nonprofit organization (EIN number 31-0971742) and is governed by a Board of Trustees. 

For the listing of the current meeting dates and Foundation Board members, please see below.

Zoo Foundation Board Meetings

Foundation Board meetings are traditionally held the fourth Tuesday of the even months at 6 p.m. In-person meetings will be held in the Louisville Zoo’s Gheens Room unless notified otherwise.

Feb. 27, 20246 – 7:30 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
April 23, 20246 – 7:30 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
June 25, 20246 – 7:30 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
 Aug. 27, 20246 – 7:30 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
 Oct. 22, 20246 – 7:30 p.m. (African Outpost at the Louisville Zoo)
 Dec. 10, 20246 – 7:30 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)

Committee Schedules


Meetings are conference call only until further notice. 

 

Jan. 12, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Feb. 16, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
March 8, 2024Cancelled
April 12, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
May 10, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
June 21, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
July 12, 2024
12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Aug. 16, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Sept. 13, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Oct. 18, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Nov. 8, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Dec. 6, 202412:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)


Meetings are in-person meetings and will be held at the Louisville Zoo in the Islands Treetops room.

Jan. 16, 2024 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
Feb. 20, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
March 19, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
April 16, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
May 21, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
June 18, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
July 16, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
Aug. 20, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
Sept. 17, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
Oct. 15, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
Nov. 19, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)
Dec. 17, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo)

Meetings are in-person meetings and will be held at the Louisville Zoo in the Louisville Zoo’s Gheens room.

Jan. 17, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
Mar. 15, 2024 Noon – 1 p.m. (Outpost Board Room at the Louisville Zoo)
May 29, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Outpost Board Room at the Louisville Zoo)
July 17, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
Sept. 18, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)
Nov. 20, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)

Meetings alternate between virtual and in-person every other month. In-person meetings will be held at the Louisville Zoo in the African Outpost Boardroom.

Feb. 14, 2024 4 – 5 p.m. (Louisville Zoo – African Outpost Board Room)
Apr. 10, 2024cancelled
June 12, 20244 – 5 p.m. (Louisville Zoo – African Outpost Board Room)
Aug. 14, 20244 – 5 p.m. (Webex)
Oct. 9, 20244 – 5 p.m. (Louisville Zoo – African Outpost Board Room)
 
Dec. 11, 20244 – 5 p.m.(Webex)

Meetings alternate between virtual and in-person every other month. In-person meetings will be held at the offices of Louisville Tourism.

Jan. 31, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Louisville Tourism)
Mar. 27, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
May 30, 2024Noon – 1 p.m.  (webex)
July 24, 2024
Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 25, 2024Noon – 1 p.m. (Louisville Tourism)
Nov. 20, 2024

 

Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. 

Feb. 9, 2024 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
April 21, 2024 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
June 14, 2024 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Aug. 9, 2024
 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 11, 2024
 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 6, 2024 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. 

Jan. 5, 2024 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (virtual call)
Feb. 2, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (virtual call)
March 1, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (virtual call)
April 5, 202411:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (virtual call)
May 17, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
June 7, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
July 12, 2024
TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
Aug. 2, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
Sept. 6, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
Oct. 4, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
Nov. 1, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)
Dec. 6, 2024TBD by committee Chair (virtual call)

Current Active Members

Julie Babbage, Principal, COO at Babbage

Cleo Battle, Chief Operating Officer, Louisville Tourism

Jamie Brodsky (General Counsel), Attorney, Frost Brown Todd

Mark L. Brown, President & CEO, Buffalo Trace Distillery

Wendy Dant Chesser, Chief Director, Corporate Strategy & External Affairs, River Ridge Development Authority

Chris CoyleOwner President, Coyle Chevrolet Buick GMC Nissan

Forrest Cummings, Veterinarian, Blue Pearl Animal Hospital

Lori Riddle Eberenz, Director, Public Affairs, KFC U.S.

Dr. Larry Florman, Physician, Assistant Professor University of Louisville

Thomas Halbleib (Treasurer), Attorney, Stites & Harbison LLC

John HollisVeterinarian, USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services

Vincent James, President and CEO, Dare to Care

Christopher Jones, Attorney, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum, LLP

Deborah King, Retired Senior Vice President, King Southern Bank

Katherine Loyd, Individual and Couples Therapist, self-employed

Neil MacDonald, CEO/President, Independent II LLC

Jeffrey Nally, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Steve Pazienza, Director of Safety and Security, Humana Inc.

Becky Phillips (Chair), Retired CPA, Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP

Leigh Pittman, Sr. Director, Global Solutions Procure to Pay Processes, Brown Forman Corporation

Butch S. Shaw, CPA, Monroe Shine & Company, Inc.

Cory Skolnick, Partner, Frost Brown Todd

Stephanie Shea, Vice President of Security, UPS Airlines

Linda Speed, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

Sunil Thirkannad, M.D.Surgeon, Kleinert-Kutz

Jessica Thompson, Owner, White Clay

Erica Tolar, Veterinary ophthalmologist, Bluegrass Veterinary Vision.

David Tummonds (Vice Chair), General Manager, Ghent Generating Station

Pattie Dale Tye, Retired Enterprise Vice President, Humana

Preston Van Winkle, Marketing Manager, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

Louis Waterman, Attorney Equity Partner, Goldberg Simpson

Kevin Woodward, Vice President of Business Development, Sterling Thompson Company

Emeritus Members

Sandra Frazier (past Chairman), CEO and Managing Member, Tandem Public Relations LLC

Darryl K Metzger (past Chairman), Senior Vice – President, Private Client Group Baird, Senior Vice President – Financial Consultant

Douglas E Shaw (past Chairman)

Sheryl Snyder (past Chairman), Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Mark Wheeler (past Chairman), President, Central Bank of Jefferson County

Ex-Officio Members

Sophia Call, Special Assistant to Mayor Greenberg

Jason Crowe, President, Louisville Zoo Youth Board

Nicole George, Deputy Mayor, Louisville Metro Government

Dan Maloney, Director, Louisville Zoological Gardens

Mikala Noe, President, Friends of the Zoo

Patrick Mulvihill, Councilman (District 10), Louisville Metro Council