SACRAMENTO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

aka Sacramento Zoo   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.saczoo.org

Mission

The Sacramento Zoo inspires appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation.

Ruling year info

1959

Executive Director & CEO

Jason Jacobs

Main address

3930 West Land Park Drive

Sacramento, CA 95822 USA

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EIN

94-2861667

NTEE code info

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Programs

The Sacramento Zoo's Education Department provides a wide variety of programs and experiences that appeal to children and adults alike. Zoo staff and volunteers provide an extensive list of programs both on- site, off-site and online.

In 2019, the zoo reached more than 153,000 youth and adults with fun, educational and inspiring programing about animals and conservation. Dedicated docents volunteered 11,743 hours with over 100 teen volunteers adding another 16,000 hours of service.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

This includes not only animal husbandry at the Sacramento Zoo, but also the management of captive populations of certain species in accredited Zoos and Aquariums across the United States. Additionally, this includes the local and global conservation efforts to preserve species that are in danger of population decline or extinction.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

People are the heart of any nonprofit organization, and the Sacramento Zoological Society is no different. Volunteers and dedicated staff work tirelessly to care for the animals and continually improve both the facility and the overall guest experience.

Each year, the Sacramento Zoo sees over 500,000 visitors come through its gates. This includes daily visitors, as well as 12,000 Sacramento Zoo member households and attendees of the many fundraising events held on Zoo grounds.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Association of Zoos and Aquariums- Accreditation 2008

How we listen

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SACRAMENTO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 8/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Stallard

Attorney, Downey Brand LLC

Term: 2018 - 2023

Sue Schoenig

Attorney; Kennaday, Leavitt & Daponde

Jason Russell

Certified Public Accountant

Jody Ulich

Director; Convention & Cultural Services, City of Sacramento

Peter Colussy

External Affairs Manager; Regional CA ISO

Janice Doucet Thompson, EdD

Managing Partner/Owner; JD Thompson & Associates, LLC

Pat Ingoglia

Retired

Lynn Matsuda

Financial Services Consultant

Jennifer Neal

VP & Relationship Manager; US Bank, Dealer Commercial Services

Carrieann Drenten

Emergency Physician, Sutter Medical Center

B. Renu Rehal

Physician, UC Davic Medical Center

Richard Stapler

VP of Public Affairs, CA Dental Association

Art Scotland

Attorney

Matt Graham

Chief MArketing Officer, Jiffy Lube

Dan Oney

Owner, Coconut Fish Cafe

Walt Hess

Retired

Nick Driver

Annual Giving Officer, Adventist Health

Jason Jacobs

Sacramento Zoo, CEO

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/02/2021

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