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. 22, 2022 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)  
April 26, 2022 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)
June 21, 2022 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)
 Aug. 23, 2022 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)
 Oct. 25, 2022 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)
 Dec. 6, 2022 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (webex)

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. 21, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Feb. 18, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
March 18, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
April 15, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
May 20, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
June 17, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
July 15, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Aug. 19, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Sept. 16, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Oct. 14, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
Nov. 18, 2022 12:00  – 1:30 p.m. (Webex)
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. 18, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Feb. 15 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
March 15, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
April 19, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
May 17, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
June 21, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
July 19, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Aug. 16, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 20, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 18, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 15, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 20, 2022 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. 19, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 16, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
May 18, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
July 20, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 14, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 16, 2022 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. 12, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Feb. 9, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 9, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Apr. 13, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
May 11, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
June 15, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
July 13, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Aug. 10, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 7, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 12, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 9, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 14, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice.

Jan. 19, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 23, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
May 25, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
July 27, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Sept. 21, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Nov. 23, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)

Meetings are virtual until further notice. 

Feb. 11, 2022  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
April 8, 2022  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
June 10, 2022  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Aug. 12, 2022
 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Oct. 7, 2022  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 9, 2022  1 – 2 p.m. (webex)

Current Active Members

Cleo Battle, Chief Operating Officer, Louisville Tourism

Jamie Brodsky (General Counsel), 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

Forrest Cummings, Veterinarian, Blue Pearl Animal Hospital

Douglas Edwards, Vice President, Head of Workplace Solutions Humana

Ulyess GaryVice President of Air Group Security, UPS

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

John HollisVeterinarian, USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services

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

Daro MottVice President of Process and Execution, Farm Credit Mid-America

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

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

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, Veterinary ophthalmologist, Bluegrass Veterinary Vision.

David Tummonds, General Manager, Ghent Generating Station

Pattie Dale Tye, Retired Enterprise Vice President, Humana

Louis Waterman, Attorney Equity Partner, Goldberg Simpson

Emeritus Members

Maury J. Buchart, Buchart & Associates

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

Ex-Officio Members

Chad Dobbins, President, Friends of the Zoo

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

Katie Dailinger, Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Officer, Louisville Metro Government

Dan Maloney, Director, Louisville Zoological Garden

Nikolas Jones, President, Louisville Zoo Youth Board