Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Founded in 1963, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is a private, non-profit organization whose primary role is to seek and provide financial support for animal welfare, animal species conservation, capital projects, Learning & Engagement, community outreach programs, and marketing at the Los Angeles Zoo, and GLAZA’s operations. GLAZA’s additional functions include membership sales and relationship management, special events, site rentals, customer service, publications, and volunteer training and management. There are currently over 38,000 GLAZA member households and a volunteer corps of over 700.
To serve the community, we will create an environment for recreation and discovery; inspire an appreciation of wildlife through exhibitry and education; ensure the highest level of animal welfare; and support programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat.
We will leverage the diverse resources of Los Angeles to be an innovator for the global zoo community, creating dynamic experiences to connect people and animals.
As the Zoo’s nonprofit advocate and partner, GLAZA commits to provide financial and mission support to the Zoo and its programs; raise public awareness about the Zoo; enhance the visitor experience; and steward the investments of visitors, members, and donors.
Eugenia Vasels, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Dawn Petersen-Amend, General Counsel
Kait Hilliard, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Sara Rodriguez, Vice President, Operations and Events
Gretchen Humbert, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Correa, Director of Membership
Kirin Daugharty, Director of Volunteer Programs
Board of Trustees
Brian Diamond, Chair
Erika Stern, Vice Chair
Gregory D. Fuss, Treasurer
Phyllis Kupferstein, Secretary
Alexis Miller Buese
Esther S.M. Chao
Jillian Romero Chaves
Wendy Denham, M.D.
Alfred Fraijo, Jr.
Tyler K. Kelley
Diann H. Kim
Anthony L. Kitchener
Alan G. Lowy
Betty White Ludden
Patricia Liu McKenna
Elisabeth Hunt Price
Marc L. Sallus
Ellia M. Thompson, Esq
Jennifer Thornton Wieland
Lloyd A. Levitin, Mrs. John F. Maher, Thomas R. Tellefsen, Polly Turpin
Dr. Evan Antin
LouAnne Brickhouse, Conservation Ambassador