Sunset Zoological Park & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Providing a Long-Term Future for Sunset Zoo


The Sunset Zoological Park and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Sunset Zoo Trust) was created in 1992 to foster the future of Sunset Zoo and provide a means for planned giving. The Sunset Zoo Trust provides many options for individuals to support Sunset Zoo and keep it a vital part of the Manhattan community.

The Zoo Trust is a not-for-profit organization and supports the Zoo through long-term investments. The volunteer organization manages over $400,000 in assets. An executive board oversees the organization and meets monthly. The full membership meets quarterly at 5:30pm on the last Monday of the month inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. Meetings are open to the public.

2020 Trust Members

Bev Fulton, President
Nancy Knopp, Past President
Janet Cooper, Vice President
Linda Wassberg, Secretary
Larry Fox, Treasurer
Mimi Balderson, Member at Large
Marla Day, Member at Large
Joe FarrarMember at Large
Ron Janasek, Member at Large
Bob Shannon, Member at Large
Doug Wiley, Member at Large

Sam Barker, Dan & Beth Bird, Stephen & Deloris Berland, Jerry & Barbara Boettcher, David & Mary Carter, Trisha Cash, Steve Cooper,  Dwight Day, John & Bonnie Devore, Nancy Farrar, Marilyn Fox,  Rick Fulton, Charlie & Kate Gillum, Kevin & Sherri Gwinner, Bob & Lynne Haines, Fred & Kathy Hasler, Jolene Hill, Ken & Judy Hughey, Chuck Jackson, Jan Janasek, Nathan & Jamie Karlin, Ellen Knackendoffel, Joe Knopp, John & Karin Matta, Kevin & Jenny Murdock, Jon & Kathy Murdock, Martha Ann Olson, John & Karen Pence, Lee & Cindy Penner, Katie Philp, Shannon Reily, Chuck & Sue Rice, Brett & Tracy Robinson, Joan Shull, Elaine Shannon, John & Marlyn Walters,Jim Wassberg, Greg & Lynn Welle