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.  (Gheens Room at Louisville Zoo)
 Oct. 25, 2022 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (African Outpost at Louisville Zoo)
 Dec. 6, 2022 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Gheens Room at the Louisville Zoo)

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 CANCELLED
May 23, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
June 21, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
July 19, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
Aug. 16, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
Sept. 20, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
Oct. 18, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
Nov. 15, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
Dec. 20, 2022 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)

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. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
July 20, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)
Sept. 21, 2022
(Date changed from 9/14)
CANCELLED
Nov. 16, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (Louisville Zoo Treetops)

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 Cancelled
June 15, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (African Outpost Board Room)
July 13, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (African Outpost Board Room)
Aug. 10, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (African Outpost Board Room)
Sept. 7, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (African Outpost Board Room)
Oct. 12, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (African Outpost Board Room)
Nov. 9, 2022
Cancelled
Dec. 14, 2022 4 – 5 p.m. (African Outpost Board Room)

Meetings are held at the offices of Louisville Tourism.

Jan. 19, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
Mar. 23, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m. (webex)
May 25, 2022 Noon – 1 p.m.  (Louisville Tourism)
July 27, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. (Louisville Tourism)
Sept. 21, 2022
Rescheduled to Sept. 28, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. (Louisville Tourism)
Nov. 23, 2022
Rescheduled to Nov. 30, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. (Virtual / 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
Rescheduled for Oct. 24, 2022
 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)
Dec. 9, 2022
Rescheduled for Dec. 2, 2022
 1 – 2 p.m. (webex)

Current Active Members

Julie Babbage, Principal, COO at Babbage

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Gardens

Nikolas Jones, President, Louisville Zoo Youth Board