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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
Dawn Petersen-Amend, General Counsel

GLAZA Foundation

Lani Hall Alpert
Betty White Ludden
Ann Moss
Margaret Rose Perenchio

Board of Trustees


Richard Corgel, Chair
Brian Diamond, Vice Chair
Elisabeth Hunt Price, Vice Chair
Laura Z. Wasserman, Vice Chair
Gregory D. Fuss, Treasurer
Phyllis Kupferstein, Secretary

Other Trustees

Cathy Arkley
James Bray
Alexis Miller Buese
Michael Bustamante
Gillian Romero Chaves
Wendy Denham
Rob Ellis
Nick Franklin
Cassidy Horn

Tyler K. Kelley
Diann H. Kim
Anthony L. Kitchener
Richard Lichtenstein
Alan G. Lowy
Betty White Ludden
Bethany McClellan
Marc L. Sallus
Patricia Silver

Jay Sonbolian
Erika Aronson Stern
Madeline Taft
Ellia M. Thompson
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, 2018 and 2017

Financial Statements for the Years Ended June 30, 2017 and 2016

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

2017 IRS Form 990 for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018

2016 IRS Form 990 for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017

2015 IRS Form 990 for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016

Executive Compensation Policy

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