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 5 p.m. Meetings are virtual until further notice. Any future in-person meetings will be held in the Louisville Zoo’s Gheens Room unless notified otherwise.

Feb. 23, 2021  5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)  
April 27, 2021  5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)
June 22, 2021 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  In Person
 Aug. 24, 2021 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.  In Person
 Oct. 26, 2021 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  In Person
 Dec. 7, 2021 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  In Person

Committee Schedules

Meetings are conference call only until further notice. Any future in-person meetings will be held at the offices of Frost Brown Todd at 400 W. Market Street on the 32nd Floor.

Jan. 15, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
Feb. 19, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
March 19, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
April 16, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
May 21, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
June 18, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
July 16, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
August 20, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
Sept. 17, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
Oct. 15, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
Nov. 19, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (conference call)
December No meeting

Meetings are virtual until further notice. Any future in-person meetings will be held at the Louisville Zoo in the Islands Treetops room.

Jan. 19, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Feb. 16 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
March 16, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
April 20, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
May 18, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
June 15, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
July 20, 2021
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
August 17, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 21, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 19, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 16, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 21, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. Any future in-person meetings will be held at the Louisville Zoo’s Islands Treetops room.

Jan. 20, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 17, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
May 19, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
July 21, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 15, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 17, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. Any future in-person meetings will be held at the Louisville Zoo in the African Outpost Boardroom.

Jan. 13, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Feb. 10, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 10, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Apr. 14, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
May 12, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
June 9, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
July 14, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Aug. 11, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 8, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 13, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 10, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 8, 2021 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. Any future in-person Marketing Committee Meetings will be held at the offices of Stites and Harbison, 400 West Market Street in Suite 1800.

Jan. 26, 2021  Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 30, 2021 (Rescheduled)  Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
May 25, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
July 27, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 28, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 23, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. 

Feb. 12, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
April 9, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
June 11, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Aug. 13, 2021
 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 8, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 10, 2021  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)

Current Active Members

Cleo Battle, Chief Operating Officer, Louisville Tourism

Jamie Brodsky, Attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC

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

Wendy Dant ChesserEconomic Developer, One Southern IN

Chris CoyleOwner President, Coyle Chevrolet Buick GMC Nissan

Mike Dunleavy Jr. (Treasurer), Vice President, Director of Global Communication, Brown-Forman Corporation

Douglas Edwards, Vice President, Head of Workplace Solutions Humana

Ulyess GaryVice President of Air Group Security, UPS

Thomas Halbleib (General Counsel), Attorney, Stites & Harbison LLC

Deborah KingSenior Vice President, King Southern Bank

Neil MacDonald, CEO/President, Independent II LLC

Daro MottFarm Bureau of America

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

Stephanie Shea, Vice President of Security, UPS Airlines

Sheryl Snyder (Chair), Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC

William Summers IV, Retired Deputy Mayor, Metro Louisville  

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

Jessica Thompson, Owner, White Clay

Erica Tolar, DVM, Veterinary ophthalmologist, Bluegrass Veterinary Vision.

David Tummonds, General Manager, Cane Run Power Generation, Louisville Gas & Electric Company

Pattie Dale Tye, (Retired) Enterprise Vice President, Humana

Ex-Officio Members

Maury J. Buchart, Buchart & Associates

Chad Dobbins, President, Friends of the Zoo

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

Nikolas Jones, President, Louisville Zoo Youth Board

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

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

Douglas E Shaw, Past Chairman

James Vincent, Rev., Chief of Community Building, Louisville Metro Government

John Walczak, Director, Louisville Zoological Garden