Friends of Sunset Zoo Memberships

Your Passport to Adventure


Friends of Sunset ZooA year-round membership to Sunset Zoo is a terrific value! As a member, you and your family will spend a year exploring the wild forests of Africa, heading down under in Australia, discovering the jungles of Asia and much more! Plus, your membership is instrumental to the Zoo - funding exhibit improvements, Zoo-wide enhancements, professional development of staff and wildlife conservation efforts.  

Check out all the great membership benefits, range of membership levels or how to purchase or renew your membership.

About Friends of Sunset Zoo

The Friends of Sunset Zoo (FOSZ) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose members support Sunset Zoo through membership services, donations, advocacy and fundraising. For over 65 years, FOSZ support has helped to expand and enhance the Zoo, educate Zoo staff and conserve wildlife. Since the early 2000s, FOSZ has contributed over $600,000 in support.

FOSZ Board of Directors


The organization is governed by a board of directors. This volunteer board meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. Meetings are open to the public. Additionally, each February, an annual membership meeting is held on the third Monday.

FOSZ Board members oversee a variety of activities throughout the year including:

2017 Board Officers & Members


  • Andy Ellis, President
  • Matt Guelker, Vice President
  • Todd Chyba, Treasurer
  • Kristin Holt, Secretary
  • Melissa Brinkman, Membership Chair
  • David Carter, Conservation Team Chair
Melanie Apel, Angela Blankenau, Tamara Burton, Zeb Elliott, Steve Hall, Kehoulani Krimbill, Jeffrey LaCerte, and Laura Wallace

Interested in serving on the board? Email us your resume and a brief statement on why you're interested in serving alongside with us.