leadership society

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!

In addition:

  • Invitations to exclusive Leadership Society events throughout the year
  • 1 FREE Family 4-pack of tickets and train tokens to gift to another family
  • 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:

Jane Batten

Radm. & Mrs. Charles Beers

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Betz Jr.

Brian & Elizabeth Pennell

Lynn Cobb & Warren Richard

Guy Friddell III

Christina Goode

David & Susan Goode

Martha Goode

Andrew & Victoria Gorczyk

Conrad & Margaret Hall

CPO & Mrs. William E. Higgins, Ret.

James & Rachel Jiral

Mrs. Joann C. Klotz

Gregory & Mary Beth Marshall

Betsy & Norman Mason

Bee McLeod & Goody Tyler

Richard & Shaune Meredith

Michael & Amy Morrison

Ben & Cheryl Miles

Gary & Glenda Philbin

Burt & Sandi Prestridge

Juanita Raisor

John & Elizabeth Shannon

Anne & Conrad Shumadine

Jim & Elizabeth Shumadine

Stephanie Spingarn

Carl & Ada St. Remy

Sue Roady

Leisa & Gary Rosso

Robert & Mary Jo Steinhilber

Margo Taylor

Scott Dean & Debbie Waitzer

Samuel & Jane Webster

Katherine Wynne