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Our Donors

Lifetime Benefactors

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

Lifetime Benefactors
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
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


Thank you to our 2015 Donors!


The Dallas Zoo is grateful to all patrons, members and visitors who support our mission of inspiring a passion for nature and conserving wildlife. We extend a special thank you to our supporters with gifts of $1,000 or more in 2015.



Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation
The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation Inc.
Diane and Hal Brierley*
The Estate of Lorraine E. Burt Jr.
Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District/Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Highland Capital Management LP
Carol and John Levy
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
McGee Foundation
Ruth O. Mutch
Stephen B.L. Penrose
Ann Stuart in memory of Ray R. Poliakoff, her beloved husband
Gayla and Jim Von Ehr

$50,000 – $99,999

American Airlines Inc.
Communities Foundation of Texas
Durham Family Foundation
Frost Bank
Carol and Don Glendenning
Nancy and Doug Rabe
Walne Family/Herb’s Paint and Body Shops

$25,000 – $49,999

Tammi and Jay Adair
Allyn Media
Mary McDermott Cook
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Delgado-Jenkins
Dr Pepper
Jennifer and John Eagle
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Lois and Ross L. Finkelman
Kara and Randall Goss/U.S. Risk Insurance Inc.
Cindy M. and Charles L. Gummer/The Cindy M. and Charles L. Gummer Fund of The Catholic Foundation
Al G. Hill Jr.
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Junior League of Dallas
Kimberly-Clark Foundation Inc.
Julie and Robert Little
Dawn and Steve Moore
New Birmingham Inc.
Reunion Tower
The Edgar A. Robinson Family
Stephen M. Seay Foundation
Patti and John Sebastian
Mary and Mike Terry
Texas Instruments/ Texas Instruments Foundation
Wendy and Gary Wojtaszek/CyrusOne

$10,000 – $24,999

A Bar N Ranch*
Lydia and Bill Addy
Michael D. Andereck
April Bosworth
Bank of America
Barbara Blaylock
Richard K. Blaylock
Kate and Lane Britain
Annie and Brent Brown
Jane and Bill Browning Family Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas
Johnette and Kirk Brunson
Rebel B. Calhoun
Serena and Tom Connelly
Barbara and Don Daseke
Averille and Stewart Dawson
DFW Kids Directory
Julia and Louis Dorfman
Karen and Phil Drayer
Alan L. Folz Jr.
Cathy K. and Alfred Fraser
Diane and Mike Gruber
Alisha and Christopher Gummer
Gail and Gary Hartstein
Lyda Hill
Jennifer and Doug Houser
M. R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Jackson Walker LLP
Ingrid and Rick Kopf
Bailey and Robert Lavinsky
Locke Lord LLP
Stacy and Mark McKay
NCH Corporation
Terry and John Norris
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
Overhead Door Corporation
The Perot Family
The Perryman Family
Jack Pew Jr.
Rosewood Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ryburn/Harry S. Moss Foundation
Service Systems Associates
Gretel and Justin Shipley
Jeffrey A. Starr
Susan and Bill Swift
Ann and Jeff Swope
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Beverly and Bill Warren
Ona and Ken Willingham
Ellen and Don Winspear

$5,000 – $9,999

Patti and Bill Alcorn
Allegiance Title Company
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
American Film Institute
Andres Construction Services
Angama Mara
Anonymous (3)
Elizabeth and Michael S. Brown
Shelly and Thomas Codd
Emily and David Corrigan
Kathy and Harlan Crow
The Dallas Foundation
Jane Williams Davis
Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation
Alina and Ruben E. Esquivel
Julie and Bill Evans
Denise and Steven Glazer
Cameron and Jay Gummer
Michelle and Ryan Gummer
Margaret and Doyle Hartman
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Hext
Shyla T. High M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hunt
Patricia Hyde
Ben E. Keith Foundation
Kohl Foundation
Beth and Dan Landsberg
Holly and Tom Mayer
Mega Capital
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Moore Jr.
Denise and Ray Nixon
Dan Patterson
Pediatric Associates of Dallas
Plains Capital Bank
Cynthia and R. Lynn Rea
Jeffrey and Darrel Rice
Stacy and Rodolfo Rodriguez Jr.
Sallie A. Scanlan
Laurie and Steve Smith
Southern Botanical Inc.
The Marianne and Roger Staubach Fund of The Catholic Foundation
Patty and Dennis Stone
Texas Capital Bank
Tolleson Wealth Management
Westwood Trust
Robin and Karl Zavitkovsky

$1,000 – $4,999

Silvia Alba and Marsha Horton
Amegy Bank of Texas
Nicole and Justin Anderson
Anonymous (2)
AT&T Services Inc.
Lee Bailey
Carol and Steve Baker
Barth Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Allison and Jarrod Bassman
Becks Prime LTD
Carol and Eric Biggerstaff
Boeckman Family Foundation
Matilde and Brett Borchers
Paige and Greg Bordelon
Bountifull LP
Carole L. Braden and Vera LoCurto
Julie and Cyrus Brock
Janet S. and Brian Brode
Susan and David Brown
Susi and Peter Brundage
Karen Brustman
Melissa and Nick Bunch
Tracy and Tim Cantrell
Connie and Denny Carreker
Leslie and Chuck W. Carroll
Casa Rubia
Catering of the Dallas Zoo
Jamie and Jeff Cawyer
Chief Executives Organization Inc.
Children’s Health
Missy and J.E.R. Chilton
Barbara Christ*
Julie Cianella and Bethany Shaffer
Cinemark Theatres USA
Carolyn and James H. Clark Jr.
Hayley and Gary Cogill
Morgan and Walter Coleman
The Container Store
Shirley W. Cooper
Lou Ann and Michael R. Corboy
Joan and Dennis Cox
Betsy and Guinn D. Crousen
Trammell S. Crow
Dallas International Film Festival
Dallas Summer Musicals
Dallas Zoo Docents
Mark Daniels
Lorraine and Henry M. Darley
Pilar H. and Paul L. Davies III
Ben Davis
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Dragonfly Restaurant
Cheryl and James Drayer
Karen and Robert Drewry
Elise Dunklin and Margaret Dunklin
Barbara and Steven Durham
Tara and Bill Durham
Susan and Terry Eckert
Empire Baking Company
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Lori Ericsson*
Sandra and Henry Estess
ExxonMobil Foundation
James R. Field and William Perry
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
Nancy and Joe Foran
FTI Consulting
Lara and Chad Gaither
Elba and Domingo Garcia
Kurt Geisler
Carolyn and Damian Giangiacomo
Patricia and William Gibson
Gina Ginsburg
Fran and George Graffy
Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union
Tasha and Benjamin M. Greenberg
Ed Haggar Family Foundation
J. M. Haggar Jr. Family Foundation
The Hair Bar
Dr. Barbara B. Haley
Karen and Wayne Hamilton
Kathy and Kevin Hanrahan
Ida and Ed B. Hassler
Haynes and Boone LLP
Hermès of Paris
Highland Park Village
Hilton Anatole Hotel
HKS Inc.
Sherri and John Holbrook
Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.
Kathy and Richard Holt
Linda L. Holt and Joseph McElroy III
Sandi and John Holzgraefe
Marisa and Will Huckin
Merrick and Stuart Huckin
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Ideal Marketing Group
Sue and Phillip John
David B. and Leslie G. Katz Charitable Foundation of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
KCKL 95.9 FM
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Kelley
Khashana Adventure Travel Safari Planning
Caren and J. Peter Kline/Kline Family Foundation
Diane Knape and David Biegler
Thomas Kohlmeier
Karla and Brett D. Krafft
Candace and Jim Krause
Scott Lane
Katie and Pierre Lavie
Craig and Carrie Levering Charitable Foundation
Barbara Little
LKS Foundation Inc.
Bobby B. Lyle
Dr. and Dr. Willis C. Maddrey
Margaux’s a restaurant by design
Mary Kay Inc.
Lynn and Michael Matthews
Jo and Billy Mattison
Madeline and James McClure
McDonald’s of Greater North Texas
Pat and Charles McEvoy
Alicia and Mark McGovern
Elaine and Kenneth P. Mecca
Meso Maya
Kim and Greg Miller
Tina and Gerald R. Miller
Barbara and Gerald T. Montgomery
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Mozzarella Company
Ann and John R. Muir
Betsy and Steve Myers
Neiman Marcus
Janiece and Jimmy Niemann
Northern Trust Company Charitable Trust
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Dallas
Alice and Erle Nye
Mary L. O’Connor and Harold F. Marshall
Mary and Edward Oleksiak
Optimus Recruiting LLC
Laura Osler
Ruthie and Jay Pack
Suzanne and David Palmlund
Kelley & Scott Parel/Sidley Austin LLP
Parish Episcopal School
Jennifer and Pablo Pascal
People Newspapers
Plains Capital Corporation
Mary C. Plank and Eugene Hart
Maria M. and Kip Plankinton
Gail and Bill Plummer
Caren Prothro/Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation
J. Michael Putman M.D.
Radio Disney AM 620
Lisa and Jestun Ramsey
Carolyn and Karl Rathjen
Erika and Jason Ray
Kathleen and Christopher Ray
Karen Riker
Susan and James Riley
Richard Roder
Leslie and Randy Root
Deedie and Rusty Rose
Rachel Rucker-Schmidt and Jason Schmidt
Debra E. and Russell A. Rudduck
The Ruff Family Foundation of the Communities Foundation of Texas*
Sylvia and Hernan Saenz
Safeway Inc.
Amy and Scott Samford
Katie and Yosi Samra
Linda and Steve Sanderson
Savor Dallas
Schneider Electric
Lisa and Kenneth Schnitzer
Mary C. Schoals
Diane K. and John F. Scovell
SER Steak + Spirits
Beverly and Henry Sermersheim
Sevy’s Grill
Catherine and Rick Shae
Lisa and Marvin Singleton
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen
Chell Smith
The Spanos Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Sparkman
Maryellen and Ron Spears
Robin and Wes Speed
Studio Movie Grill
Julie and James Sturm
Suze Restaurant
Ten 50
Texas Motor Speedway
Andrea and Steve Thompson
Tillman’s Roadhouse
Emily and Stephen Timon
Tricolor Auto Group LLC
Trinity Groves
Turner Construction Company
Two Sisters Catering
Liz and Robert Vial
Erin and Larry Waks
Candi and Steve Walder
Karen L. Waller
Margaret and Mark Walsh
Sandy Watson
Christina and Landon White
Tara Whitehead-Stotland and Harvey Stotland
Dr. and Mrs. Kern Wildenthal
Ward Williford
Alicia and Chris Winn
Lacy and Kelley Winsor
Winstead PC
Kristina and Wesley E. Yarbrough
Charnette and John Young

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 469.554.7440 or, so that we may correct our records.  Due to space, we are only able to list gifts of $1,000 or more.