Friends of Sunset Zoo Memberships
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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 6:30 pm 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
- Overseeing conservation efforts through the FOSZ Conservation Team
- Promoting the membership program & serving as ambassadors to the community
2023 Board Officers & Members
- Shawn White, President
- Vacant, Vice President
- Logan Winter, Treasurer
- Sarah Hancock, Secretary
- Vacant, Membership Chair
- Vacant, Conservation Team Chair
Angela Blankenau, Kami Poell, Samantha Holloway, Erin Olson, Heather Culwell, Rebeca Paz, Kelsey Bieker, Kyle Ochs, Terin Walters
Interested in serving on the board? Email us your resume and a brief statement on why you're interested in serving alongside with us.