Oklahoma Zoological Society Inc.
PO Box 18424
Oklahoma City OK 73154
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Zoological Society
Mission Statement The Oklahoma Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization created to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoological Park and its programs in education, conservation, zoological research and recreation.
Contact Information
Contact Name Bree Leggett
Contact email friends@zoofriends.org
Address PO Box 18424
Oklahoma City, OK 73154
Phone (405) 427-2461
Fax 405-427-2468
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 2101 NE 50th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73111
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.zoofriends.org
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ozs/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
donations are also accepted via mail, on-line donations, phone donation or in-office donations.  In-kind donations are always welcome.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,308,790.00
Projected Expenses $2,311,400.00
History and Background
Former Names
Supported Organization The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Year Founded 1963
IRS Ruling Year 1956
State Registration Expiration Aug 2015
Mission The Oklahoma Zoological Society is a nonprofit organization created to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoological Park and its programs in education, conservation, zoological research and recreation.
The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) was founded in 1954 as Friends of the Zoo and has worked hand in hand ever since with the Oklahoma City Zoological Park to insure its vitality.  In 1963, Friends of the Zoo was incorporated as the Oklahoma Zoological Society.  It was at this time that the city of Oklahoma City granted the Society increased responsibility for the management of the zoo and raising funds to keep its doors open.  Thanks to the creation of a large active membership, OZS raised funds to build exhibits, maintain a professional staff and purchase animals.
In 1975, OZS worked witht he City of Oklahoma City to create the OKC Zoological Trust, a public trust that is the governing authority of the OKC Zoo.  The 1/8 cent sales tax that is now dedicated to the zoo was an effort organized by OZS leadership.  With the passage of the zoo tax in 1990, OZS's focus changed from providing basic needs to providing enrichment needs.  
OZS has made major capital contributions for the Asian Elephant Demonstration Pavilion, Noble Aquatic Center, the Children's Zoo, the Dan Moran Aviary, Great EscAPE, Lorikeet Exhibit, Zoo wide signage and secured $1.4 million dollars in 1998 for the Rosser Conservation Education Center.
Impact The Oklahoma city Zoo holds a special place in the hearts and lives of nearly every family in our community.  Nothing else in our community brings people together across every spectrum of age, gender and race.  It's no surprise!  There's nothing quite like a trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo - walking through Oklahoma Trails to watch 900 pound Grizzly Bears playing in their waterfall, or seeing our Asian elephant calf for the first time...the Zoo is a precious part of Oklahoma City.  Gifts to the Oklahoma Zoological Society help ensure the the Oklahoma City Zoo remains one of the nation's best zoos!
CEO/Executive Director Statement Since its founding in 1954 as Friends of the Zoo, the Oklahoma Zoological Society has worked closely with the Oklahoma City Zoo to ensure its vitality.  When nine visionary community leaders launched the Oklahoma Zoological Society they envisioned helping the Oklahoma City Zoo become a world-class zoo.  Since that day, OZS has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission to support and promote the OKC Zoo and its programs in education, conservation, zoological research and recreation. By working hand in hand, this successful partnership has gained national renown, showing how the public and private sectors can work together for the greatest common good.  I invite you to get involved.  Give, volunteer and tell others about our great Zoo!
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding metro areas
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Environment/Botanical Gardens & Arboreta
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Museums
Description ZooFUNd for Kids is a granting program for schools and organizations to apply for funds to defray the cost of Oklahoma City Zoo education classes and activities.  ZooFUNd for Kids was created to ensure that any person, regardless of ability to pay, is given the opportunity to have an exciting and memorable conservation education experience.
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dana McCrory
Start Date Sept 2008
Email DMcCrory@zoofriends.org
Senior Staff
Brianne HinojosaMarketing and Special Events Coordinator
Stephen KerrMembership Manager
Bree LeggettDirector of Operations
Number of Full-time Staff 6
Number of Part-time Staff 4
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Name Mr. Jon Trudgeon
Company Affiliation Westminster School
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Email jtrudgeon@westminsterschool.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 27, 2015
Board of Directors List
Dr. Craig Abbott Abbott Dermatology, PCVoting
Mrs. Christine Anthony Spencer Stuart International Inc.Voting
Ms. Cindy Batt Bank of Oklahoma, NAVoting
Mr. Shane Boyd Devon EnergyVoting
Mr. Justin Brown Choice Capital PartnersVoting
Mr. Bill Dockum Target StoresVoting
Mr. Dustin Fredrick Oklahoma Natural GasVoting
Mr. Byron Gambulos Byron's Liquor WarehouseVoting
Mr. Derek Gill First United BankVoting
Mrs. Julie Hall Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Bob Hammack New West Group, Inc.Voting
Mrs. Heather Head Altheus TherapueticsVoting
Mr. Frank Hill McAfee & TaftVoting
Mr. Alan Holloway McAfee & TaftVoting
Mrs. Vicki Howard Community VolunteerNonVoting
Mr. Carlos E. Johnson Carlos E. Johnson PLLCNonVoting
Mr. Don C. Kaspereit DPI CompaniesVoting
Dr. Brett Leemaster Smile Solutions, PLLCVoting
Mrs. Kristi Mathis Community VolunteerNonVoting
Mrs. Donna McCampbell MidFirst BankVoting
Mrs. Debbie McCown Dawson GeophysicalVoting
Mr. Matt McGuire Commercial OklahomaVoting
Mr. Tim McLaughlin Voting
Mrs. Laura Mitchell The ConsortiumVoting
Mr. Barry Murphy Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial OKVoting
Mrs. Pama Palmer Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Morton Payne Morton Payne & AssociatesVoting
Mr. Keith E. Peters McAfee & TaftNonVoting
Mrs. Alice Pippin Community VolunteerNonVoting
Mrs. Pat Potts Potts Family FoundaitonVoting
Dr. Niki Puffinbarger Children's Hospital of OklahomaVoting
Mr. H. E. Rainbolt BancFirstVoting
Mrs. Aimee Salalati NW Norman PropertiesVoting
Mr. Darryl Schmidt BancFirstNonVoting
Mr. Jeff Segell Classen Tag AgencyVoting
Mr. Larry Sella RetiredVoting
Mr. Lee Allan Smith Ackerman McQueen/OK Events, Inc.Voting
Dr. Mark Sullivan Oklahoma Dermatology AssociatesVoting
Mr. Jon Trudgeon Westminster SchoolVoting
Mr. Vince White RetiredNonVoting
Mr. Kent Williams NonVoting
Mr. Don T. Zachritz Dulaneys, Inc.Voting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 28
Female 14
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 75 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,308,790
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,311,400
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$2,274,508$3,655,741$2,708,556
Total Expenses$2,005,430$3,519,746$2,636,186
Revenue Less Expenses$269,078$135,995$72,370
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$265,749$1,619,917$917,375
Investment Income, Net of Losses$29,218$21,511$21,552
Unrealized Gain/Loss$52,571$34,925$5,865
Membership Dues$1,555,338$1,477,493$1,405,159
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$66,327$207,783$56,880
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,224,522$2,564,883$1,840,326
Administration Expense$535,236$538,521$545,871
Fundraising Expense$245,672$416,342$249,989
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.041.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses61%73%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue92%26%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$1,948,000$1,461,800$1,411,750
Current Assets$1,193,141$753,244$720,761
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$402,060$184,938$270,883
Total Net Assets$1,545,940$1,276,862$1,140,867
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.974.072.66
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $1,555,338Individuals $1,619,917Memberships $1,405,159
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $305,305Memberships $1,477,493Individuals $917,375
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $265,749Earned Revenue $294,112Earned Revenue $301,725
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Address PO Box 18424
Oklahoma City, OK 73154
Primary Phone 405 427-2461
Contact Email friends@zoofriends.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.zoofriends.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ozs/
CEO/Executive Director Dana McCrory
Board Chair Mr. Jon Trudgeon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Westminster School