Friends of Columbian Park Zoo

Established in 1976, Friends of Columbian Park Zoo is a non-profit membership organization that raises funds and advocates support for the Columbian Park Zoo. In the past, the Friends have supported the Zoo through projects and purchases such as a mini-van for off-site Zoo education programs, the Galapagos tortoise exhibit, and a recent renovation of the animal house kitchen. You can support the Friends of Columbian Park Zoo by becoming a member or purchasing a brick paver.
The Friends of Columbian Park Zoo Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Robyn Jakes, President
  • Matt Swisher, Vice President
  • Sabrina Neal, Treasurer
  • Cesar Vazquez, Secretary
  • Emily Blue
  • Mike Bowsher
  • Tanya Foster
  • Krista Henery
  • Douglas Keith
  • Steven Knecht
  • Tom Melichar
  • Aimee Ness
  • Terry Schmitt
  • Andy Switzer
  • Jaime Williams