2019 Gratitude Report

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gratitude report

Because of You


AS leaders in conservation and animal care, we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places.

A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dr. Jeremy goodman 2019 was another busy year filled with accomplishments for Roger Williams Park Zoo. In November, thanks to a bond initiative supported overwhelmingly by Rhode Island voters and the generosity of many private donors, the Zoo opened the long-awaited Faces of the Rainforest exhibit to the public. The exhibit which features over 40 species of animals found in the South American rainforest was truly a Zoo-wide endeavor and has become an instant hit with guests. The new experience embodies the Zoo’s new mission statement, “As leaders in conservation and animal care, we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places.” The updated mission statement was a result of a yearlong strategic planning initiative that will help guide our institution for many years to come. We welcomed almost 200 new animals in 2019, who now call Faces of the Rainforest home. We also were thrilled to announce the birth of our North American otter triplets in the Adaptations area as well as a baby howler monkey, white faced saki monkey and agouti all in the Rainforest. We had an exceptional year breeding and releasing a record 77 threatened New England Cottontails back into the wild and celebrated 25 years of conservation work with the endangered American Burying Beetle. The Zoo received the prestigious Humane Certification by the American Humane Association demonstrating that animal welfare is a top priority. Our Zoo is a zoo for everyone. To ensure this, we launched several new initiatives. We became one of the first zoos in the country and the first in New England to be certified by Kulture City as sensory inclusive. The certification required that our entire staff be trained in inclusivity and sensory issues. We hired an inclusion specialist for our Zoo Camp and began special sensory morning programs throughout the year at both Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard and Carousel Village.

Our Zoo also developed its first ever youth advisory council where young adults in high school and college from around the state learn about and offer insight into Zoo operations and strategy. Roger Williams Park Zoo was named partner of the year by the Providence-Warwick Conventions and Visitors Bureau for all the work we do bringing tourists to our state and helping stimulate this important aspect of our economy. One such driver is the very successful Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular which got even better with the addition of theme nights this year. Our Zoo remains on the forefront of innovation in our field. This was evident in the fact that eight of our incredible employees moderated sessions or presented talks on cutting edge topics at the most recent Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference. We are also leading the way in sustainability with plans for our new net-zero energy education center and event pavilion. Roger Williams Park Zoo continues to be an incredible asset to the state and the region, and we are proud of all the great things we have accomplished over the last year.

Jeremy Goodman, DVM Executive Director, Roger Williams Park Zoo


PHILANThROPIC SUPPORT Your support provides exceptional animal care while making a genuine impact through education and conservation programs. You are sharing your love of wildlife and wild places with Zoo visitors. Providing them the chance to experience an adventure that motivates them to care more deeply for this splendid world around us. Thank you! ZOO GUARDIAN SOCIETY You are the Zoo’s most dedicated and visionary supporters. Your annual dues ensure our growth and excellence.

Roger Williams Circle ($5,000) Anonymous (1) Jane S. Nelson

Chairman’s Circle ($2,500) Jennifer & David Cloutier Karen, Bryan & Justin Cooper Ruth & Jonathan Fain Patrick Le Beau & Meghan Rawson-Le Beau

Trustee’s Circle ($1,000) Anonymous (1) Amy & Joshua Boger Domenic & Sandy Coletta Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. DiSanto Meg Ferguson Michael & Stephanie Forte Janis & George Kortyna John & Elaine Mayer Steven Medeiros & Kenneth Clukey David Cloutier & Beth Ryder Robert & Catherine Sloan Christopher & Pamela Thomas

Director’s Circle ($500) Christine & Timothy M. Adams Anonymous (1) Robin & Adam Antonik Christine Barron & Charles Wyant Vincent & Barbara Bernardo Barbara R. Binder & David Katzen Joseph Connolly & Tracy Bessette Ernest L. Crivellone

Abby Domenici & Kelly Clardy The Galkin Family James F. Gendron Dana Goldberg John J. Gomez Norma H. & Warren M. Hagist Natasha Hatalsky Rand & Marcia Herron Paula & Frederic Hooper Marie & Robert Iriye Nancy A. LaPosta-Frazier & Michael V. Frazier Erma V. & Leon C. Lisee Ellen S. Mara Terrance & Dorothy Martiesian Elaine C. Masi Amy & Michael Mayer Brian & Sharon Munro Ken Muserlian Richard Nadeau Sally & David F. Pasquantonio Steve and Ellie Rappaport Charles Rardin & Jane Sharp Dr. Matthew & Manon Sarasin Barbara & Philip A. Segal, Jr. Santina Siena, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Sloan

Patron’s Circle ($300) Rebecca & Stephen Alberg Gregory Alexander & Jezabel Zaleta Jeff & Susan Allen Deniece Angiolilli & Conrad Janssen

Anonymous (4) Ash & Danielle Atkins Karen Baldyga & Mark Boudreau Cynthia A. & Robert E. Ball, Jr. Laurie & Cheryl Ball Dorothy & Kerry Barber Joan & Kati Beaudoin Kathryn & Paul Beaudoin Daniel & Samantha Becker Michael Bellucci Jean & Joel Bernstein Michael & Mary Blanchet Christopher Bloom & Shareen Holly Angela Boulay & Sandra Almeida Martha Bower Rebecca & Chris Brunskill Ann-Marie Bucci Tamela Burbine & Elizabeth Baton Caitlin & Stephen Caldwell Valerie & David Carnevale John & Donna Carroll Laurie & Juan Chaj Tara Clift Jill & Robert Cormier Sharon L. & Thomas M. Cravenho Teresa A. Crean Laura Czechowicz & Ashley Blauvelt Constantinos Dafoulas & Dadriana Lepore Wylie Dassie Elaine Deciutiis Anthony & Alexis Del Signore Dr. and Mrs. Ronald A. DeLellis Seth & Diana DeRobbio Jeff M. Dill & Susan M. Cohick The Doberstein Family Carolyn Duby & David Swift Roxanne & Peter Dunlop Chris and Bridget Eisenhart Jean & Fakhreddin Entezary Thomas Yates Exley & Gina M. Catalano Holly LaConte & Kelsea Faucher Sarah Fischer & Kristen Myshrall Theresa & Dennis Flanagan

Jonathan & Laura Fontaine Richard & Robin Forbes Brett & Jennifer Foster Tim & Lisa French Perrin & Joseph Galli Frances & Robert Gallo Thomas & Leslie Gardner Alison & Donald McNaughton The Gibson-Prugh Family Trudy F. Gillette and Jaime G. Shaw Jessica Glass & Ariana Berryman Philip Gould & Athena Poppas Steve & Clementine Gretton John Griffin and Ms. Patricia Maniace-Griffin Gayle & Michael Guay Jessica & Ryan Haemmerle Cesarina Hanson Calla & Kaidon Hardiman Mark F. Harriman Stephanie & Jonathan Harrison Ashley & Chris Hatsiopoulos Kimberly Hatton & Julia Murray Hope & David M. Hirsch Carol & Chris Hopkins Thomas & Tammy Horbert-Beaudoin Jeffrey A. & Barbara Horovitz Brown Charles Hughes and Mrs. Karen Chambers Hughes Michael & Nicole Hutchings Anne Hutchins & James Kirschner Janci Foundation Thomas & Teresa Jefferson Kristy & James Jeffrey Anne & Richard Jordan Judy Jorge & Justine Rua John & Mimi Karlsson James Kasinger & Danielle Lauzon Stephanie Keaney & Hope Frew Cynthia Knight & Jazmond Reels Karen & Alfred Kraus Chase & Jessica Kurinskas Lynette Labinger & Ross Eadie


PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT Patron’s Circle ($300) Elizabeth Schenck & Jen LaCava Cynthia & Reynolds Lake Stephanie & Dan Lamarche Donna Leake & Allan Dvarskas Jennifer & Seth Leavitt Bryan & Leslie Lorber Kyle & David Macdonald Kendra & Collin Maciel Paul & Holly Marchand Elizabeth Matthews Kristie McCann & Jason Passalacqua Mr. & Mrs. Neil McCulloch Andrew & Catherine McCully Kerin & Matthew McGuire Jennifer & William McKiernan Jeffrey Mello Barbara G. Miletta Susan & Jon Miller Mr. & Mrs. William R. Miller, Jr Gregory Millner & Michelle Finnerty Janis Miney Amanda & James Monoski Anna Maria Moore & Isaura Pinto Annmarie Mumm & Robert C. Kersting Laurie Murray John Murray & Lynn Morgan Michael & Lindsay Natale Michael Neveu & Tracy Trusty-Neveu Ms. Dorothy J. Thornley Carl & Elizabeth Nordstrom Kevin OLeary & Kelley Linden Jason & Aimee Ollman Mark & Patricia Pagliarini Emily & Gilbert Peel Richard & Paula Phillips Sandy Picard & Lyndsay Marlowe Mr. Robert C. Pires Carole & Joseph Ponto Margo & Todd Porter Mary & Paul Pyne Justin & Alana Quinto

Robert Rannin & Kevin Farrell Kathleen & Keith Raymond Nicole & Joseph Refino Shawna & Fares Rihani Kara & Matthew Robenhymer Corrie & Carson Robinson Kayla & Jason Rowe David J. & Jessica R. Ruscito John & Colleen Russo Cynthia Salamon & Richard Cournoyer Patricia A. & Philip R. Salamone James & Gina San Giovanni Lionel R. Savaria & N. Peter LaMoria Albert & Tyler Scialo Jessica & Jeffrey Scott Michael & Deborah Sevegny Lindsey & Joshua Sheely Linda Silveira & Joe Murray Joanne Silvia & Paul George Maggie & Jack Skenyon Cheryl & James Smith David & Heather Sola Robin & Michael Spencer Dianne L. Stein and Bruce D. Stein Thomas & Nancy Steinmeyer Peggy & Donald Sweitzer Elizabeth Swenson & Cheryl Gasco-Swenson Kevin Tarsagian & Ann Fiore Sonia Tavares Diana L. & Keith W. Thompson John & Patricia Thompson Heang Try & Justin ONeil Jessica & John Vasconcelos Joe & Erica Vitelli Lynne Wade & Family Thomas Walden Mary Brooks Wall Karen L. Weavill Valerie Wesson & Merrily Wilbur Keegan & Gerald Willette Theodore & Denise Winston

David & Jill Wolff Ina & David Woolman William K. & Nancy H. Wray Aziza Zaman & Purandar Dasgupta


Bethany & Steven Napolillo Bert & Donna Neales You are always willing to support the areas in most need, including animal care, Marcia Picard conservation, and environmental education Carole & Joseph Ponto programs. Mercedes H. Quevedo $5,000+ Abby & Peter Ribbans Dana Goldberg Cynthia Salamon & Richard Cournoyer Robert & Catherine Sloan Charles & Alison Townsend $4,000 - $4,999 Joe & Erica Vitelli The Howard Bayne Fund The Ziter Family Dr. & Mrs. James S. Harper, III $2,000 - $2,999 Patrick Le Beau & Meghan Rawson-Le Beau William J. Burdge Erma V. & Leon C. Lisee Meg Ferguson Ann S. & Robert W. Lovegreen Almon & Suzanne Hall Cyndie & Jonathan Seely $200 - $499 Nancy J. Allen $1,000 - $1,999 James Alves & Carole Messier Thomas Yates Exley & Gina M. Catalano Anonymous (2) Lloyd & Linda Feit Gayane Badalyan Mary Hillstrom & Kenneth Olsen Ms. Carol G. Barton Dr. Robert J. Howe Elizabeth L. Benson Jean & Brad Kopp Ron & Marge Boss Frederick Mattis & Sandra Williams Shaunna & Marguerite Burgess Lucy Metcalf Christine & Christopher Bush Marvin & Sharon Pelser Susan Callori & Nancy Field Isabella Porter & Edward Levine Dr. and Dr. Miriam K. Campbell Barbara & Philip A. Segal, Jr. Marion & Frank A. Chiello, Jr. Mary C. Speare Carl Clark Mr. Michael Corcoran $500 - $999 Judith & Murray Danforth Kristen Adamo Susan & Antiego Dirado Anonymous (1) Abby Domenici & Kelly Clardy Jonathan Bell Joanne & Joseph Donahue Barbara R. Binder & David Katzen Alison Eichler Elizabeth & Andrew Burchard Yul Ejnes Linnea K. Cedergren Jeffrey E. Fear David Cloutier & Beth Ryder Brett & Jennifer Foster Penny A. Cloutier-Lyons Barbara B. Frueh Karen, Bryan & Justin Cooper Sue Fuhrman Barbara Cottam & John J. Garrahy Mr. Robert T. Galkin Janet D’Agostino & Kevin Guillory Michael & Neysa Guerino Rosa DeVarona & Tony Goncalves Elizabeth Hanke Dinusha & John Dietrich Laura L. Hawkins & Roy O. Brady, Jr. David & Jean Golden Dan & Sharon Hendriksen Alexander Gould Hope & David M. Hirsch Denice Renee Hicks Carlo Jacavone & Michelle Legault Victoria & Morgan Holland Barbara A. & Carl H. Johnson Leigh R. & Mark F. Hone John B. Jones Edith & Anthony Kubica David Justin Erma V. & Leon C. Lisee John & Mimi Karlsson Frank & Liz Mauran

Trevor Kimball & Jean Resnevic Alissa & Ronald Labonte Elizabeth Lambert Benjamin Laur Kristine Lemke Sandra Lewis Margaret A. Lutz Dennis & Kristine Malkowski Christina S. & Kenneth P. Manoni Ellen S. Mara Marcia Matsik Gretchen Maurer Lisa & Matthew McGuire Sharon & Alan Medeiros Howard Merten & Veronica Dash Laura C. Messier Madeleine & John Mullen John Murray & Lynn Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Nanian Lindsay Neagle & Anne Pearson Susan M. Pacheco Steven & Sheryl Parente Lina Pellegatto JoAnn Phillips & Robert Boegler Paul & Marsha Prindiville John & Janet Przygoda Joanne M. Quinn Redwood Lodge Trish Riecke Sharon & Richard W. Ryan Vijaya L. Sambandam Anne Schreck Sarah Sinclair & Peter B. Scoliard Maggie & Jack Skenyon Deborah J. Smith Theresa & Clark Smith Roberta Spencer Thomas & Nancy Steinmeyer Bruce & Carol Stevens Jill & Stephen Stockman Karen & Philip Tanner Beth Tasca & Richard Tasca Deborah Terry James Toole Doris E. & Anthony A. Walsh Judith & Joshua Weader R. Steven Maribeth, Abby & Sam Williamson Kevin & Deborah Wishart Ina & David Woolman Sandra S. & Herbert A. Zakrison 2019 GRATITUDE REPORT 6

ZOOKEEPER’S CIRCLE We would like to thank the following donors who have become part of the Zookeeper’s Circle, an exclusive group of friends dedicated to maintaining the Zoo as an important cultural and educational asset for Rhode Island. These endowment gifts are crucial to the longevity of Roger Williams Park Zoo and provide dependable, consistent source of funds for new exhibits, enhancements to existing exhibits, and capital improvements. Nancy J. Allen B Street Foundation Karen A. Baldyga & Mark D. Boudreau John & Donna Carroll Judith C. Crowe Estate of Sophie F. Danforth Sarah H. Denby The Felicia Fund Meg Ferguson

Peggy A. Gorman Donald Hayden Ms. Joyce A. Hindle-Koutsogiane Melinda H. Knight Lisa J. & Patrick Koelle Janis & George Kortyna Patrick Lebeau & Meghan Rawson The Little Family Foundation Richard & Nancy Losey

Estate of Helen L. Lyons Frank & Liz Mauran John & Elaine Mayer Joseph L. Migliori, MD Elizabeth A. Morin Jane S. Nelson Jonathan M. Nelson Family Foundation Sachem Foundation Mr. Rodney Weiss, Sr.

COMMEMORATIVE BENCHES A commemorative bench is a thoughtful and distinctive way to recognize your loved one. Your support celebrates their love for animals and the natural world, truly making them part of the Zoo. In honor of by donor

In Memory of Ruth S. Reposa Anonymous In Memory of Maribeth Morehead Friends of Whitelight Books


Individuals, foundations, trusts, and corporations that support ongoing development of new exhibits, animal care improvements and our education, research and conservation programming. A.B. Munroe Dairy, Inc. Advantage Resourcing Aim High Academy Alex and Ani Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Anonymous (2) AT&T Bank Newport Bank Rhode Island The Edge Fitness Clubs Edward J. and Gloria M. Barlow Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation Victor & Gussie Baxt Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation Cadence Education, LLC Champion Windows The Children’s Workshop Hank Christensen Citizens Bank College Bound Saver Coventry Lumber CSL Plasma Del’s Lemonade & Refreshments, Inc. Dunkin’ Donuts Center Eastern States Exposition Family Service of RI FreshConn LLC The Barbi N. Gracie Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation Hasbro, Inc. Frank & Liz Mauran John and Elaine Mayer Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation Migliori-Cattabriga Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation National Grid Jane S. Nelson Zoe Oemcke Partnership for Providence Parks

Frances Waterhouse Richmond Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation Pepsi Bottling Company Power Home Remodeling Providence Tourism Council Rescom Exteriors Inc. Rhode Island Comic Con Rhode Island Foundation Cyndie & Jonathan Seely Shaw’s Robert & Catherine Sloan Social Bicycles, LLC Virginia H. Soutter Stonewall Solutions Sunrun Tarbox Toyota Trawlworks Inc Twin River Casino Hotel


Because you took the extra step, these companies matched a total of more than $9,000 in gifts from our members and donors. Please ask if your company has a matching gift program and double your gift to the Zoo. AMICA Insurance Bank of America Barings Citizens Bank FM Global Gilbane Building Company John Hancock Financial MFS Investment Management Toyota TripAdvisor Voya Financial

ANNUAL MEDIA SPONSORS Cardi’s Furniture Exnihilo Rhode Island PBS Rhode Island Monthly WPRI/Fox-Providence/The Rhode Show

Your monthly donation meets unexpected challenges. You are our superheroes! Sandra & Michael Bartlett Kathleen A. Bertone Elizabeth & Andrew Burchard William J. Burdge Kathleen & Bob Busch Sharon Chase & John Macuga Mikayla Costa Ella Covello Agatha & Eugene Craven Renee Daigle Dinusha & John Dietrich Heather & Bruce Engstrom Elizabeth & Paul Fitzgerald Donald D. & Sharon M. Gainey Merriel A. Gillan Celeste & Paul Greco Kotudy Denice Renee Hicks Victoria & Morgan Holland Judith Kennedy Elizabeth Lambert Judy Lockard Steven R. & Bethany Napolillo Melissa & Leonard Panzica Carole A. & Joseph Ponto Matthew Record Kristalyn Roodbeen Deborah J. Smith Stephanie Stanford Shaw Gregory Taft Beth & Richard Tasca Ward Thrasher Carolyn C. Traxler Vrinda Trivedi & Chirag Bavishi Barbara J. & George T. Truver 2019 GRATITUDE REPORT 8

MEMORIAL GIFTS In memory of by donor

Action the harbor seal Nancy & Daniel Dion Zoe Oemcke Sona V. Ahlijian Gregory Alhijian Dorothy Barney Michael S. Quigley Russell “Buddy” Bood Theresa Molloy Nick Cardi Rhode Island Monthly Nolan Carson Raymond & Nancy D’Addio Janet Noke Donna & Dennis Somerville Sophie F. Danforth Amy Peck Abraham Joseph Azrack B Street Foundation Edmund Burke Sarno Barbara Clark Coastline Trust Co. Robert & Barbara Donohue Corinne Driver Lawrence Eaton Alison Eichler Hiram W. Emery, Jr. Meg Ferguson Dennis Fruitt & Brian Foss Chace Family Giving Fund Paul & Katherine Grimes Josephine P. Louis & John J. Louis Foundation Don Keenan Marion Laird Griselda Lyman & Duncan White Jane S. Nelson Jane & Gordon L. Parker, Jr. Annzo Eaton Phelps

Sophie F. Danforth (cont.) Louise Riemer Jackson & Sarah Robinson Edward Schmults Cyndie & Jonathan Seely Irving Sheldon The Perennial Planters Garden Club Charles & Alison Townsend Mary Brooks Wall Jane Watkins Esther, who loved elephants Helene Negler Peter Fleurant Gloria G. Fleurant & Charles F. Fleurant Jane L. Girouard Lois A. Berghorn James S. Harper, VMD Briannan Bintz Roxanne Burrill Jenifer Carbone Sarajane Dolinsky Donna Dominguez Meg Ferguson Braden Fleming Ron Franklin Amber Funk Gloria Gaito Doreen & Bruce Haley Lara & Todd Helwig Richard & Catherine Martin Frank & Liz Mauran Donna Mendes Robert Patterson Andrea & James Simmons Barbara Stonestreet Darlynn Tracy-Oberg Joseph Hillstrom Mary Hillstrom & Kenneth Olsen Joseph Kauffman Patricia Kauffman & John Powell

Timothy Kurkowski Ms. Shirley Kurkowski Rocky Clukey Medeiros Steven Medeiros & Kenneth Clukey Maribeth Moorehead Friends of White Light Books Nicky, beloved companion Mary Hillstrom & Kenneth Olsen Claire Norton Mr. Paul Marynowych The Dog of Deb and Jim Phelan Joan Arnold Christine Pimental Michael Manning Tom & Jeanne Tassis Pamela D. Sherer Hank Christensen Karen Del Ponte & Tony Allison Carol Lee Fogler Phyllis Groth William Johnson Patricia Lawlor Alyssa & Racheal Marton Richard & Linda Mittleman Providence College Cathy Reed Fred Spencer Roberta Spencer Stacey E. Tanner Karen & Philip Tanner Matthew Thomson Marjana Catanzaro Sandra Hartley William Poole Katherine VerSnyder Christine VerSnyder Raymond Vilnit Raymond & Patricia Vilnit


TRIBUTE GIFTS In honor of by donor

Barbara Adams Joanne & Joseph Donahue Molly Alesch Leah & Lawrence Pengel Michael Allen Tammy Allen Nancy J. Allen Lisa & Matthew McGuire Mack and Luca Anderson Barbara J. Durkin Taylor Andrews Michael Kenney Jacqueline Anketell Anne Bozzi William Anketell Anne Bozzi Anonymous Ms. Patricia A. Miller Anthony, Jordan, Jayvien & Angelina Rosario De Leon & Jose E. Morales Janice Arsenault Amber Arsenault & James King Travis Babikoff Jordyn Babikoff Julian J. Baldarelli Nicole Baldarelli Anne Ball Karen & Arthur Dobley Juliana Pierry Barbic Carolina Pierry Tracy Barreno James Parsons Lexi Bates Linda & Bruce Bates Zoe Bates Linda & Bruce Bates

Bella and Coco Jennifer Rego Kelly Bennett Nicole Bennett Debbie Biagini Doug Noonan Emily Binek Teri Ohs & Robert E. Binek Ashley Blauvelt Laura Czechowicz Ellen Boyle Michael Smith Bob Boegler JoAnn Phillips Anna V. Boksenbaum Howard Boksenbaum Siena Braga Shara Braga Henry Brennan Sarah Chambers Maddox, Lachlan & DeLanea Bronson Eric Bronson Karen Budz Jacquelyn Baum Gina Butler Brianna Butler Jill Butler Linda Menard Luke Campbell Kristin & Clifford Campbell Dorothy ‘Toppy’ Carlson Judy Lockard Bill Carpenter Emily Westcott June Carr Deborah Carr Mike Carr Matthew Hite

Jayce Tuesday Carver Benjamin Laur The Carver-Brown Family Julie & James Carver-Brown Kimberly Castiello Michael Castiello Kerrin Charpentier Sandra Sadlier Kevin & Colin Christopher Cheryl Wanless Giovanni & Gianna Cianci Joanne & Joseph Donahue Karen Clark Jennifer Macionus Ethan Clay Rosemary Pierson Meghan Cleary Allison Moyer Audrey Clifton Kelly Clifton Ryleigh Cole Jane & Harold Cole Lacey Conine Kelsey Bertone Kate Copp Susan & Peter Mrockzka Melissa Corcoran Monika Algozino Laraine Costa Tanya Costa Teresa Crean Anonymous New England Section PGA of America Judith Swift Joe Cronin Sarah Cronin Patrick Crowley Kim Halvorsen

Mia Crozier Mary Skaba Alexandra D’Angelo Rory D’Angelo Susan Dailey Brigid Desrochers Joseph Rocco Damiani Jennifer Damiani Sharlene Damiani Jennifer Damiani Mike Davis and Kelsey Carpenter Emily Westcott Greyson DeCiccio Beth & Richard Tasca Sophie Deciutiis Elaine Deciutiis Jesse Deczynski Kaitlyn Lang Sarah Demers & Matthew Guy-Hamilton Frank & Liz Mauran Elijah Demosthenes Francoise Hamlin & Delphain Demosthenes Shelly & Markus Denault-Palmer Michelle Denault & Mark Palmer Diana DeRobbio Seth DeRobbio Marco DeRienzo Keith Fitts Fiona Desrochers Brigid Desrochers Joanne Desrochers Brigid Desrochers Lauren Diez Luke Diez & Anita Hurley-Diez Shane Dixon II Robin & Lawrence Dixon Kevin DoCouto Melissa DoCouto Kim DoCouto Michael DoCouto Desiree Dugan Michael & Deborah Prior Aaron Dunphy Beth Dunphy Shirley Dybal Eugene M. Dybala

June Eagan Timothy & Janice Eagan EJ & Sloan The Rosemarino Family Ella Susanne & Barry Toothaker Jennifer Enos, Justin Enos, Lindsay Gray & Samantha Gray Kurt Badynski & Karen Cotter Oliver Erskine Sheila A. Miller & Julie M. Miller Kinzie Fairman Brooke Fairman Sam Feder Barbara Ann Feder Lisa Fenton Mary Hornsby Alek Filikov Katia Filikov Kathleen Finn Mary M Cox Kevin Finn Meredith Finn Mrs. Armstrong & Mrs. Cooney at Fishing Cove School Leanne & Jean-Paul Arsenault Jennifer Floody Marilyn & Robert Moskol Sarah and Colin Floody Marilyn & Robert Moskol Fluffy, our adored cat Joanne McClellan & MJ Almeida Abigail Follett Alisha Young Edith Forrest Michael Forrest Monica T. Forte George Forte Courtney Fraley Virginia Harrington Simone Francoeur Michele & Jeffrey Francoeur Frenchtown Highlands Neighborhood Christine & Matthew Willis Tori Frezza Valerie & David Carnevale

Allan Fung Barbara Ann Fenton Ed Garabedian Deborah Garabedian Frank Gardner Lori Ann Gardner Amelia Crittenden Gaskell Sarah Crittenden & Todd Gaskell Alexandra & Aundrea Gemma Bobbie-Jo & Mike Gemma Melissa Gillooly Sandra & John Gillooly Debbie Glazer Bruce Glazer Jeremy Goodman and Brooke Fairman Jane S. Nelson Jeremy Goodman Redwood Lodge NO 35 AF & AM Luke Goozey and Zeke Goozey Sarah Goozey Grace and Emma Roger Andrus & Patricia McDonough Andrus Todd Gray Leah Gray Louisa Greer & Harriet Greer Dale Rogoff Greer & Bruce Greer Lauren & Taylor Grover Elizabeth E. Grover & Lawrence Isaacson Valerie Habershaw Sarah Cronin Linda and Warren Hafner Tina Scrivani Phineas & Fiona Hagan Erin & Padraic Hagan Blair Hall Diane Blair Heather Haller Katie & Chris Forrest Emily Hambleton Carrie Hambleton Jake & Harvey Hanflik Kasha & Charlie Hanflik Shandi Hanna Cynthia & Reynolds Lake Preston and Haley Hanrahan Tara Hanrahan 2019 GRATITUDE REPORT 12

TRIBUTE GIFTS cont. Kathy Harrington Virginia Harrington Ella Rose Hart Michael & Mindy Isaacs Jameson Hehir Gabriela Robinson Jennifer Hennessy Cynthia S. & Sherri Hennessy Tara Henrichon Brian Kripowicz & Tara Henrichon Kim Heon Michael Heon His Grandson Rick Mankin Mia Hodge Michelle Wu & Daniel Hodge Jackson Honiball Kerry Ahern Catherine and Grace Houle KaraBeth & Barry Houle Jennifer Hornsby Mary Hornsby Manuella Hornsby Mary Hornsby Tristan Howey Dr. Kelsey Moran and Ms. Tristan Howey Sarah Hubel Bryan Hubel Anita Hurley-Diez Luke Diez Jennifer Hyde Tyler Hyde Ashley Hynson Michael Dean Jag & JD Jillian Cohen Rita Jennings Katherine & Ryan Marek Stephanie Jensen Deborah Jensen

Lilly Blue Jones Karen & Jeffrey Jones Michala Jorrin Tammy Goudreau Rita Kannel Elizabeth E. Grover & Lawrence Isaacson Mimi Karlsson John & Mary Karlsson David and Grace Keefe Kathleen Keeffe Mason Keller Bethanie Keller & Victoria Viveiros Erna M. Kelly Stephen Kelly Ian Klebauskas Nicole Klebauskas Robert and Jane Klugman Ashley Crohn Hailey Koschmieder Valerie Koschmieder Anna, Ellie and Mary Kubick Arthur & Elizabeth Kubick Isabel and Olivia Kubick Arthur & Elizabeth Kubick Sharon Krysta Michael Forrest William Klyberg Sarah & Kevin Klyberg “Penny” Marie LaHara Juan Mariscal Christine Conrad Lane Douglas Lane Kristyn Larocchia Holly Larocchia Donna Larsen Melissa Larsen Lisa Lasorsa Guy Lasorsa Barbara Laur Benjamin Laur Abigail LeGendre Stephen LeGendre

Jennifer Legner James Legner Gillian LePage Doreen LePage Jacqueline Levesque Edelweiss Levesque Charley Lodi Justine Banspach Stella, Anastasia & Olive Loezos Eva & John Loezos Charlotte and Hayes Long Frank & Amy Carroccia Charlotte Maribelle Long Frank & Amy Carroccia Luke, Charlie, & Hudson Susanne & Barry Toothaker Lynette Labinger New England Institute of Technology Sergio & Stephen Lenza Doreen Lenza Skye MacDonald Erin MacDonald & Dennis Amerault Addison Magiera Kara & Mark Magiera Maggie & Lila Deborah Terry Callie Martell and Kim Martell John Martell Alice Martin Lorraine & Tommy Martin Lorraine Martin Tommy Martin Lucas Massaro Rebecca Lindall & Kevin Hunt Linda Maynard Cynthia Corsair Tara Lynne Mazzarella John Welsh Linda McCarthy Kristen McCarthy Abigail McDonald Margaret & Webster McDonald

Lucia McDonald Anne McDonald Caitlin McGrath Ann-Marie & Charles Paley Cecilia McGee Anne & Joseph McGee Fiona McGuire Nancy J. Allen Kaylene McKenney Erin McKenney Brody McLaughlin Kerri & Luke McLaughlin Amy Medeiros Anthony Medeiros Eileen Medeiros Robert Medeiros Jeri Mendolia Dayna & Philip Mendolia Smith and Max Meyer Paul & Marsha Prindiville Madeline Miranda Jessica & Eric Miranda Rick Mitchell Adele Mitchell Madison Montana Robert Montana Marissa Monteiro Marie Elena Monteiro Harriet Moore Diane Swindlehurst Lyle Moore Natalie Moore Mary Mooski Mark McCoy Aiden Morgan Andrea Caouette Alicia Moran Brandon Barrette Evan Morgan Andrea Caouette Denise Moriarty Kevin Moriarty

Diane Morra Dean Morra Doug & Elsie Morse Elizabeth K. Morse Marilyn Moskol Robert Moskol Nadia Moss Amanda Moss Dennis Murray Eileen E. & Robert J. Medeiros Dennis Murray Erin & Nathan Pierce Our Family Shannon & Juan Gonzalez My Grandson, Kevin Theresa Valley Nana Jennifer Damiani Cameron Neary Lori Ann Grant Barbara Neely Ronald Neely Matilda, James and Linnea Nelson Erin & Stephen Nelson Thuc and Lily Nguyen Charles Zechel & Mari Snow Emmy Nutting Phillip Nutting Catherine Oemcke Zoe Oemcke Ella Opiekun Katherine Hebert Santiago Ortiz Lisa Machado Michael Orton Sarah Anders Muriel S. Owler Stacey Cunningham Maximo Palmer Lisa Palmer Donna E. Paquette Alayna Paquette

Vivienne Grace Parker Linda & Donald Avanzo Annette Pashley Derek & Emily Petrarca Cheryl Pastore Alicia Pastore Paul, the tree kangaroo’s 25th birthday Zoe Oemcke Porsche Paybarah Benji Rolin Cordelia Peek’s Birthday Benji Rolin Bobbi Jo Austin Marilyn Austin Sherri Austin-Peek & Casey Peek Kathy Blachowski Robert & Michelle Califano Amie Duda Lindsay & Scott Holleran Zachary Iadevaia Patrick Kelly Kimberly LaBrie Rebecca Sheffler Maureen Sylvester Erin Pellegrino Mary Taylor Andrew Pellerin Amie Allaire Erin Pengel Leah & Lawrence Pengel Marco Pereira Lisa Dubois Ava & Andrew Peuffier Christine & Robert Peuffier Paul Phillips JoAnn Phillips & Robert Boegler Camille Piccerelli Alexa Tedoldi Maren & Avery Prenosil Christine Houle & Jon Burr Douglas Prindiville Paul & Marsha Prindiville


TRIBUTE GIFTS cont. Victoria Prindiville and Andrew Osborne Paul & Marsha Prindiville Deb Prior Michael Prior Tara Quay Missy Quay Landon Quirk Sarah Chambers Molly Rabinow Melissa & David Rabinow Corey Redmon Leslie Warner-Maloney & Kevin J. Maloney Reggie Rebecca Ryan Ashley Ricci Family Linda J. Middleton Madison T. Ridolfi Mary X. & Thomas Ridolfi Reese L. Ridolfi Mary X. & Thomas Ridolfi Christopher Robadue Alicia Rolin Jessyloo Rodrigues Catherine & Jessica Rodrigues Olivia Rooney Sue Ellen Rogal Elaine Roper Kathryn King Noam & Ben Rosenberg Cynthia C. & Daniel S. Kaplan Patricia Rosenthal Jane Cornwall

Nana Lynn Ross Mason Ross Emma Rothrock Cheryl & James Smith Caroline Rummel Dale Rogoff Greer & Bruce Greer Nikki Russell John & Nichole Russell Zoe Sall Emily Sall Savana, Robert & Elizabeth Janis Miney Jane Schweinsburg Rich Schweinsburg Donald and Diane Scott Susan Ursillo Mrs. Scripter Brittney Boyce Dorothy Searle Ms. Mary Searle Eleanor Grey Searles Janet P. & John W. Searles Barbara Segal Philip A. Segal, Jr. Kristine Serwinski Stacey Cunningham Adrian and Ainhoa Sheridan Kathryn A. Beauchamp Steven Shevlin Aurilla Imperiale Karen Silva’s Birthday Akanksha Aga Barbara G. Disaia Gwenn Lavoie George & Elizabeth Robson

Rebecca Simone Virginia Harrington Colin Smith Cheryl & James Smith Georgene Smith Robert & Lauren Smith Grennan and Isla Smith Ellen Grennan & Kelly Grennan Smith Kady Smith Cheryl & James Smith Grace Speight Marie Noble Meghan Sogge Jeffrey Sogge Kendall St. Laurent Kevin St. Laurent Mary Stevenson Deborah J. Smith Kathleen & Jon Stone Paul & Marsha Prindiville Sukari the Giraffe Madolin & Martin R. Maxey Colleen Sullivan Jackie Sullivan Sadie Sullivan Diana Parker Sydney Meagan Hughes DaSilva & Jason DaSilva Cidalia Tavares Elizabet Tavares & Roland Hannah Michelle Therrien-Marchant David Marchant Loretta Thrasher Ward Thrasher Regina Tibbitts and Robin Tibbitts David Tibbitts Rebecca Trask Gary Rose The Travaline Family Julie & James Carver-Brown Stephanie Vaccarino Patricia Kauffman & John Powell Callie Vargas and Jamie Vargas Leona Davey Eliza Vecchiarelli Brenda Vecchiarelli Arline Vittoria Michael & Anne Marie Vittoria

Patrick Walker Michaela Walker Ian Wallace Susan & Greg Wallace Alaina Welby Mary & Ronald Welby Audrey Wendell Matthew Wojtyto Kristie Wilkes Kathleen & Gurdon Wattles Connie Willeford Byron Willeford Ethel Adeline Williams Erik & Bonnie Williams Linda Williams Rocco & Caitlin Pelopida Lauren Windsor Roberta Rounds Winston, beloved pet of Emma Luken Susan Belles Carol Wolfe Diane Swindlehurst Caitlin Wosny Rocco & Caitlin Pelopida Isabelle Wu Fongman Wu & Carolyn Gnirke Michael and Nathan Yinglin Angela Yingling Kara Zanni and Adoniram Sides Nancy Sides Frank Zink Katherine & Kenneth Zink


Support & Revenue Membership 19.39% Donations, Grants & Special Events 27.18%

Gift Shop & Concession Commission 6.54%


Education Programs 6.29%


Functions & Paid Activities 7.42% General Admission 30.95%

Other 2.23%

EXPENSES Animal Care & Operations 57.06% Administration 15.29%



Miscellaneous 5.31%

Conservation & Education 13.42%

Fundraising & Membership 8.92%

Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence. Published in Winter 2021 • Designer: Corrie Ignagni Photo Credits: RWPZ Staff

rhode island zoological society 2019 board of trustees Officers


Maribeth Q. Williamson

Kristen Adamo Nancy Allen Douglas Caniglia Barbara Cottam Sarah Denby Dana L. Goldberg Marta Gomez-Chiarri Patrick T. LeBeau, CFP®


Howard Merten Vice Chair

Margaret Ferguson Secretary

Sandra L. Coletta Treasurer

Kimberley M. Little Elizabeth Rollins Mauran Dr. Jeffrey Mello John J. Palumbo Karen E. Silva EdD, CHE Teresa A. Crean, AICP Steven M. Parente Marc D. Santos Jonthan Seely

Management Ron Patalano

Jeremy Goodman, DVM

Lou Perrotti

Deputy Director of Operations

Executive Director, RI Zoological Society and Roger Williams Park Zoo

Director of Conservation Programs

Shareen Knowlton

Tim French

Dave Pertuso

Director of Education

Deputy Director of Animal Programs

Chief Administrative Officer

Gina M. Cantelmo

Sheri Avery

Cheryl Vieira

Director of Developemt

Director of Human Resources

Director of Visitor Services 2019 GRATITUDE REPORT 18

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