Friends of Sunset Zoo Memberships
Your Passport to Adventure
A 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.
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About Friends of Sunset ZooThe 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:
- Hosting two annual fundraisers, Wine in the Wild & Brew at the Zoo
- Hosting an annual spring lecture series, Sunset Zoo Presents
- Managing the ZooParent Program
- Overseeing conservation efforts through the FOSZ Conservation Team
- Promoting the membership program & serving as ambassadors to the community
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
Interested in serving on the board? Email us your resume and a brief statement on why you're interested in serving alongside with us.