The Leadership Society is the Zoo’s way of thanking its most generous supporters and bringing members even closer to the life of the Zoo. As a Leadership Society member, you support our daily commitment to animal care, enrichment programming, wildlife conservation, education and research initiatives across our community and beyond.
Leadership Society donors are the cornerstone of this institution, helping ensure that there will always be a Virginia Zoo for our children and community. Your annual gift of $1,000 or more makes a profound impact on the Zoo’s day-to-day activities and, ultimately, its future.
Supporting the Leadership Society includes all the benefits of the Curator level membership, including FREE admission for 2 adults, all members’ children and grandchildren (ages 18 and under) plus 10 Guests on each visit!
- Invitations to exclusive Leadership Society events throughout the year
- 1 FREE Family 4-pack of tickets and train tokens to gift to another family
- Subscription to bi-monthly Leadership Society newsletter, Animal Insider, with special behind-the-scenes information
- Recognition in the Virginia Zoo website and the membership newsletter, The Virginia Zoo Review
- Free train ride punch-card
For more information, call 757.441.2374 (220) or email the Development Director, Angela Benard.
Leadership Society Members:
Andrew Baker & Marlene Pariser
Dr. and Mrs. Truman Baxter
Radm. and Mrs. Charles Beers
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Betz, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Brett, III
Mrs. Joann C. Klotz
Ms. Lynn Cobb and Mr. Warren Richard
David & Susan Goode
Ms. Martha M. Goode
Ms. Christina L. Goode
Andrew and Victoria Gorczyk
Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Henry U. Harris, III
Virginia and J. Robert Henderson
CPO and Mrs. William E. Higgins, Ret.
Peter & Nancy Huber
Henry & Angelica Light
Gregory & Mary Beth Marshall
Norman and Betsy Mason
Bee McLeod & Goody Tyler
Richard and Shaune Meredith
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morrison
Gary and Glenda Philbin
Burt & Sandi Prestridge
Mrs. Juanita Raisor
Gary and Leisa Rosso
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shannon
Conrad and Anne Shumadine
The Smallwood Family
Carl and Ada St. Remy
Peter and Meghan Strauss
Scott and Debbi Waitzer