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Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association


For more than fifty years, the private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo, an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. There are currently over 61,600 GLAZA member households, the largest membership base of a cultural organization in Los Angeles, and it boasts a volunteer corps of over 700.

Mission Statement

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association is a nonprofit corporation created to support the Los Angeles Zoo in its mission to nurture wildlife and enrich the human experience. GLAZA’s primary responsibility is to seek and provide financial support for the Zoo’s programs and capital projects.

GLAZA President

Connie Morgan

GLAZA Administration

Eugenia Vasels, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Hugh Miller, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Kait Hilliard, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Sara Rodriguez, Director of Special Events
Lisa Correa, Director of Membership
Pete Williams, Director of Information Technology
Dawn Petersen-Amend, General Counsel

GLAZA Foundation

Lani Hall Alpert
Betty White Ludden
Ann Moss
Margaret Rose Perenchio

Board of Trustees


Richard Lichtenstein, Chair
Nick Franklin, Vice Chair
Lori Winters Samuels, Vice Chair
Laura Z. Wasserman, Vice Chair
Phyllis Kupferstein, Secretary
James Bray, Treasurer


Peter Arkley
Margot Armbruster
Charles X Block
Michael Bustamante
Tracy Cohen
Richard Corgel
Brian Diamond

Robert J. East
Gregory D. Fuss
Paulette Heath
Cassidy Horn
David V. Hunt
Diann H. Kim
Betty White Ludden
Elisabeth Hunt Price

Patricia Silver
Jay Sonbolian
Erika Stern
Madeline Taft
Dana Walden
Jennifer Thornton Wieland
Angela Yim-Sullivan

Trustees Emeritus

Willard Z. Carr Jr., Ed N. Harrison, Mrs. Max K. Jamison, Lloyd A. Levitin, Mrs. John F. Maher, William G. McGagh, Dickinson C. Ross, Shelby Kaplan Sloan, Thomas R. Tellefsen, Polly Turpin

GLAZA Financial Statements

Financial Statements for the Years Ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

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