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.
A zoo veterinarian and trainer perform a dental exam on a seal.
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 $2,107,490.00
Projected Expenses $2,107,180.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
N/A
Supported Organization The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Year Founded 1963
IRS Ruling Year 1956
State Registration Expiration Sept 2014
Statements
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.
Background
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 Recreation & Sports/Single Organization Support
Programs
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.
Strategy
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
NameTitle
Brianne HinojosaMarketing and Special Events Coordinator
Stephen KerrMembership Manager
Bree LeggettDirector of Operations
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Staff Retention Rate 75
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 6
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 Mrs. Vicki Howard
Company Affiliation N/A
Term July 2012 to June 2014
Email VPFHoward@gmail.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 01, 2013
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Dr. Craig Abbott Abbott Dermatology, PCVoting
Dr. Petar Alaupovic Oklahoma Medical Research FoundationVoting
Ms. Cindy Batt Bank of Oklahoma, NAVoting
Mr. Shane Boyd Devon EnergyVoting
Mr. Justin Brown Choice Capital PartnersVoting
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
Mrs. Vicki Howard Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Joe M. Howell Britton Road Veterinary ClinicVoting
Mr. Carlos E. Johnson Carlos E. Johnson PLLCNonVoting
Mr. Don C. Kaspereit DPI CompaniesVoting
Dr. Brett Leemaster Smile Solutions, PLLCVoting
Mrs. Kacey Luster Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Kristi Mathis Mikawa Community VolunteerNonVoting
Mrs. Donna McCampbell MidFirst BankVoting
Mrs. Debbie McCown Dawson GeophysicalVoting
Mr. Tim McLaughlin AdvancePierreVoting
Mrs. Laura Mitchell The ConsortiumVoting
Mr. Barry Murphy Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial OKVoting
Mrs. Pama Palmer Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Morton Payne IIIMorton Payne & AssociatesVoting
Mr. David Pena Target StoresNonVoting
Mr. Keith E. Peters McAfee & TaftVoting
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. Larry Sella RetiredVoting
Mr. Lee Allan Smith Ackerman McQueen/OK Events, Inc.Voting
Dr. Mark Sullivan Oklahoma Dermatology AssociatesVoting
Mr. Jon C. Trudgeon Cox CommunicationsVoting
Mr. Vince White Devon Energy CorporationNonVoting
Mr. Kent Williams NonVoting
Mrs. Kim Williams TherameticsVoting
Mr. Don T. Zachritz Dulaneys, Inc.Voting
Mrs. Dana Zeigler Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 26
Female 16
Governance
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
Audit
Board Governance
Finance
Capital Campaign
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, 2013-June 30, 2014
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,107,490
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,107,180
Financial Documents
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$1,619,917$917,375$439,839
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$294,112$301,725$288,673
Investment Income, Net of Losses$56,436$27,417$60,273
Membership Dues$1,477,493$1,405,159$1,358,300
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$207,783$56,880$95,724
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$2,564,883$1,840,326$1,284,802
Administration Expense$538,521$545,871$455,473
Fundraising Expense$416,342$249,989$278,686
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.031.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%70%64%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue26%27%63%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$1,461,800$1,411,750$1,142,421
Current Assets$753,244$720,761$488,352
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$184,938$270,883$73,924
Total Net Assets$1,276,862$1,140,867$1,068,497
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.072.666.61
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $1,619,917Memberships $1,405,159Memberships $1,358,300
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $1,477,493Individuals $917,375Individuals $439,839
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $294,112Earned Revenue $301,725Earned Revenue $288,673
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? Yes
Campaign Purpose The Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital is critical to protect and care for the animals in the Oklahoma City Zoo. This campaign will ensure the Oklahoma City Zoo remains one of the nation's leading authorities in Zoological animal care.
Campaign Goal $4,500,000
Campaign Dates May 2012 to Dec 2013
Amount Raised To Date $4,500,000 as of Sept 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.