The Oregon Zoo Foundation (OZF) mission is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for zoo conservation, education and animal welfare programs. OZF also supports the stated zoo mission: to inspire our community to create a better future for wildlife.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009 1. Supported the successful passage of a local zoo improvement bond measure that will provide a total of $125 million in capital improvements that include water and energy conservation, a new Veterinary Medical Center, improved exhibits for elephants, polar bears, penguins and hippos, and a new conservation discovery zone to enhance education programming. 2. Secured more than $4 million in operating support for Zoo education and conservation projects from a variety of individual, foundation and corporate sources. 3. Strengthened stewardship focus and efforts, utilized segmentation for direct mail and increased internet presence that helped increase total membership base to over 47,000 households. Goals for Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2009 1. Develop more community involvement on volunteer committees to assist with fundraising and community relations. 2. Provide updates to our constituencies related to the projects outlined in the bond measure that successfully passed in November 2008. 3. Continue to increase membersí involvement through special fundraising efforts, including events, on-line donation opportunities and segmented direct mail. 4. Provide the Oregon Zoo with more than $5 million in support.
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