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A Zoo with a New View Capital Campaign

A campaign to transform Zoo Boise into a leading force for wildlife conservation.


About the Campaign

In 1916, Zoo Boise began as a menagerie to house a collection of exotic birds and an escaped circus chimp.  For the last 100 years, Zoo Boise has continued to grow, adding new exhibits and programs to become a community treasure that provides a wonderful educational and recreational opportunity for more than 340,000 visitors annually—making Zoo Boise one of the largest attractions in the state.

Unfortunately, as Zoo Boise has grown, so have the threats facing animals in the wild.  Elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos, gorillas, pandas, polar bears and countless others—all face extinction within a couple decades.  For Zoo Boise, simply being a nice place to bring your family to learn about animals is no longer enough.  We had to do more in order to address this crisis that threatens the world’s most iconic species, the same species our children hold so dear.

8 years ago, Zoo Boise reinvented itself.

We made it part of our mission to protect animals in the wild.  We turned the act of visiting the zoo into a conservation action.  With the creation of a conservation fee and a series of fee-based animal interactions, Zoo Boise has generated more than $2 million so far for wildlife conservation projects around the world.

Now, as Zoo Boise begins its second century, it is time to take our commitment to wildlife conservation to the next level.  The zoo has launched the $8.9 million Zoo with a New View Capital Campaign.  The project will construct a new 2.5 acre Gorongosa National Park exhibit, including an expansion of the size of the zoo by 1 acre.  Gorongosa, once one of the greatest parks in Africa, was destroyed during 25 years of war in Mozambique.  Zoo Boise is part of a partnership to rebuild the park, increasing animal populations while also addressing the needs of the very poor people who live nearby.  The Gorongosa National Park exhibit in Boise will generate $2 million towards the efforts in Mozambique to protect elephants, lions, zebras and more!

The Zoo Boise exhibit will feature a variety of animals that can be seen in Gorongosa National Park,

including wild African dogs, baboons, Nile crocodiles, vervet monkeys, otters, hyenas, saddle-billed storks, warthogs, nyala and southern ground hornbills.  The exhibit will also tell the story of the agricultural, medical and education programs that are in place to partner with the local people.  The exhibit will be a way for visitors to learn about all the components of a real life conservation project as it unfolds.

The campaign will also remove and update a number of exhibits that no longer meet modern zoological standards, including the primate house and aviaries.  Instead, that area of the zoo will celebrate our history and better address our visitor needs with a stage, event area, covered seating for dining guests, and some South American exhibits, along with a new primate exhibit.

Zoos and aquariums have the opportunity and responsibility to be one of the largest sources of conservation funding in the world.

Zoo Boise is one of the national leaders in this effort and the addition of these new exhibits will provide an example of how to change the definition of what it means to be a zoo.  We hope you will consider a gift to make sure the animals you and other families love so much are here for generations to come.

Future Gorongosa Animals



Spotted Hyena


Vervet Monkey




African Otter



African Wild Dog




Southern Ground Hornbill


And more!

Gorongosa Exhibit Renderings

Gorongosa Site and New Visitor Entrance Renderings

Centennial Plaza                                       Gorongosa Exhibit

Click on either rendering to view it as full screen.

Ariel and Image Renderings of Gorongosa Exhibit

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Giving Levels With Naming Opportunities

Elephant Level -$50,000+

  • 10 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Naming opportunities available*
  • 1 year Pride of the Zoo membership

Rhinoceros Level -$25,000

  • 8 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Naming opportunities available*
  • 1 year Pride of the Zoo membership

Hippopotamus Level -$10,000

  • 6 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Naming opportunities available*
  • 1 year Pride of the Zoo membership

Water Buffalo Level -$5,000

  • 6 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Naming opportunities available*
  • 1 year Pride of the Zoo membership

Donations and Commemorative Tiles

                       12×12, 8×8, & 4×8 Commemorative Tiles

Individual Donations & Commemorative Tiles


  • 12×12 commemorative tile
  • 6 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Text and animal OR your own drawing OR corporate logo


  • 8×8 commemorative tile
  • 6 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • 6 lines of text OR 3 lines of text plus animal (20 character limit per line)


  • 6×6 commemorative tile
  • 4 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • 4 lines of text OR 2 lines of text plus animal (14 character limit per line)


  • 4×8 commemorative tile
  • 4 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • 3 lines of text (20 character limit per line)


  • 2 passes to the opening of the new exhibit

Donations of $250 and more will be listed on campaign signage

Donations of $500 and more can choose one of the following animal graphics

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Corporate Donations & Commemorative Tiles


  • 6 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Name and logo listed on 12×12 commemorative tile
  • Company name on campaign supporters signage


  • 6 passes to the opening of the new exhibit
  • Name on 8×8 commemorative tile
  • Company name on campaign supporters signage

How to Donate

There are many ways in which you can help support the Zoo with a New View Capital Campaign:

  • Make checks payable to:
    Friends of Zoo Boise
    355 Julia Davis Drive
    Boise, ID 83702
  • Call (208) 608-7764 to donate or make a transfer of stock
  • Want more info – EMAIL

Please note Zoo Boise appreciates donations by check whenever possible in order to save on credit card and online fees and to maximize donations.

Donors of $250 or more to the campaign

A Caring Hand Boise

A Caring Hand Home Health – Twin Falls

Mary Abercrombie

Jeff & Tia Agosta

Steve Aita

Mary & John Alda

All Care Health Solutions

Elizabeth Allred & Adam Sullivan

Keith & Christine Allred

The ALSAM Foundation

American Cleaning Service & the Schmoeger Family

Jennifer Ammerman & Michael Murphy Sweet

Barbara & Larry Anderson

Robert & Michelle Angell

Karen Antram

Burke Archibald & Lisa Elorrieta

Shannon Asbury-Satz

Ethan & Brittany Asher

Ian & Jackie Atkinson

Blu & Liza Atwood

Glenn & Janet Aubuchon

James & Karen Bailey

Jim Bailey & Elaine Daniel

Jim & Judith Balis

Carl & Tina Balsley

AJ & Susie Balukoff

Mark Baradziej & Darin Anderson-Baradziej

Michael & Maryse Barker

Zac Barnes

Allyson Barr

Mary Pat Barr

Barrick Gold PAC

Elizabeth & Philip Bartlett

Glenn Bartlett

Thomas & Nancy Baskin

Mark L. & Marybeth Bathrick

Douglass & Gloria Becker

Gordon & Linda Beebe

Sandra Beebe

Nicholas & Sarah Beesley

Tony Bell

Samantha & Christopher Beltran

Brett Bennett & Deanne Petrie

Joe & Annette Bergeman

Becky & Richard Bermensolo

Laura Bettis

James & Dianne Bevis

Vincent Bezemer & Esmarij Hoff

Tim Bialobrzeski & April Dillion

Rachael Bickerton & Tom Donahoe

Amanda & Oliver Bielmann

Sarah Bigger

Bob & Cheryl Binda



Marsha Blackman

Ron & Ann Blanton

Michael Bleck & Tana Herriman

Ambassador & Mrs. Blinken

Tim & Erica Blue

Rick Boardman

Alex Boehm & Valerie Fend-Boehm

Emily & Mark Boerner

Boise Cascade Company

Boise Centennial Rotary

Boise East Rotary

Boise Metro Rotary

Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation

Boise Southwest Rotary

Boise State University

Boise Sunrise Rotary

George Booth & Christina Knutson

Ken & Penny Borja

Samantha & Chad Boucher

Quincy & Kimberly Bowers

Jonathan & Joyce Bowman

Roger Brazier & Bonnie Dobson Brazier

Broadview University

Angella & Randy Broesch

Sue Brokaw

Chris & Heidi Bromley

Becky & Cloris Brown

David & Judy Brown

Stacy & Lukas Brumpton

Building Materials Holding Corporation (BMC)

Erik Burkholder & Diana Schilff

Peter Burns & Martha Godfrey Burns

Steve & Ann Burns

Russ & Janet Buschert

Shannon & Jerry Cade

Drew & Kirsten Cadwell

Kelly Kristen Campbell

David & Barbara Carlson

Callie & Michael Carr

Jan Carr

Drew & Megan Case

Angelina Cavanaugh

Patrick Cavanaugh & Carol Hackney

CenturyLink Student Philanthropy Program Fund in The Idaho Community Foundation

Blaine & Lin Chandler

Ashlee Anderson-Ching & Jeff Ching

Ron & Angela Christensen

City of Boise

Sue Clarke

John Clemens & Rebecca Evans

Rick & Lisa Cline

CM Company, Inc.

Amy & Chandler Coleman

Kristen Colter & Kelby Shields

Community Partnerships of Idaho, Inc.

Concrete Placing Company, Inc.

Solomon Conners

Cheryl & Allen Cook

Amanda & John Corddry

Jason & Saundra Coronado

Duane & Joan Cover

Christopher & Lelei Coyle

Cross Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Stacie Curry & Dennis Porter

Chuck & Anne Curtis

Terry & Linda Curtis

V. Dale & Judy Babbitt

Staci Darmody

James Davenport

Ian & Sally Davey

Joe & Carina Davio

Don Davis & Lindsay Randolph Davis

April Dawson

Ann & Darin DeAngeli

Jennifer & Scott DeBoer

Eric DeBord & Fafa Alidjani

Kat Dej-Panah

Jeremy & Lura Dennis

Kristin Diggs & Tyler Scripture

Mary & William Dittrich

Becky & Mike Divittorio

Amy & Alex Doetsch

Clint & Moya Dolsby

John & Sherri Dowdle

Elizabeth Dudley

Brian & Hilary Dunstan

Jenifer & Dan Dyer

Dixie & Allen Dykman

Dynamite Specialty Products

Susan & William Eastlake

Lynn & Jodie Eberhardt

Liz Edrich & Steve Bard

Libby & Brian Efaw

Amy Ellis

Mike & Mindi Ellis

Chad & Tamara Emerson

Emmett Rotary

Andy & Shannon Erstad

Jason & Elizabeth Evans

Marjorie Ewing

Dean Eyres

EZ Money Payday Loans

Tracy & Chad Faaborg

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Diana Farmer

Federated Mutual Insurance Company

Kary Ferguson

First American Title

Catherine & Edward Fischer

Clark Fleege

Samantha & Douglas Fleenor

Linda Flesner

Gary & Carolyn Fletcher

Debbie & Mark Flitton

The Focarile Family

The Four J Foundation

Mary Fout

Brooke & Brett Fowler

Jason & Kris Friday

Georgia Friel

Jon Fujinaga

John & Mary Funke

Lynne & Will Funke

Brian & Stephany Galbreaith

Christal & Tim Gammill

Allyson & Scott Gatzemeier

Jim & Gail Gaul

Chris & Natalie Geffros

Susan Gentile

Jill Gertje

Mark & Jessica Gier

Jill Giese

Thomas & Susan Gilbert

Clay Gill & Luciana Nolasco

Amy & Nic Ginter

Girl Scout Troop 123

Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation

Anne Glass

Ben & Elaine Gleaton

Alice Godfrey

Golden Eagle Audubon Society

Peggy Goldwyn

Janet & Rafael Gonzalez

Anna Grachanin

Janet Graf

Green Hornets Hockey Club

Greg Carr Foundation, Inc.

Matt Gregg & Amanda Watson

Susan Grey & Gerry Husch

Es & Joe Guilliams

Alan Gummersall

Jay & Paige Gustavsen

April Gwin

Amy Haak

Daryl & Janine Habersetzer

Glenn & Leslie Hadden

Carrie & Mark Hagge

Ben & Joey Hale

Melissa & Mike Hale

Christian Hamlat & Tara Anthes

Danna & Mark Hammer

Chris & Karen Hansen

Jim Hansen & Joan Cartan-Hansen

June & Orval Hansen

Barry & Keri Hanson

George & Bev Harad

Steve & Elaine Harrell

Jack & Pat Day Hartwell

Anthony & Dana Haskett

Annemarie & Zille Hasnain

Cheryl & Roy Hauswirth

Norma & Philip Hawkins

John & Kathy Hawkinson

Gretchen Hecht & Bob Friedman

Karl & Sara Heiner

Alicia & Aaron Heisler

Alice Hennessey

Jeff & Linda Hess

Hewlett Packard Charitable Giving Program

David & Mary Jane Hill

Graham & Tami Hill

Trisha Hilt

Deb & John Holleran

Lonnie & Mary Holloway

Holly & Mark Holman

Robert & Sherry Holman

Mary & Richard Hormaechea

Joe & Danielle Horras

Jaynie & Jack Horton

Kathy Horton

Andrea & Isaac Howard

Brian & Rosie Howell

Pam & Wade Howland

Lindsay & Josh Huether

John & Erma Hultman

John & Bonnie Hutchinson

Karen Hutz

Theodore & Maureen Hutz

Kristine Hynes

Idaho Central Credit Union

Idaho Commission on the Arts

Idaho Community Foundation

Idaho Nonprofit Center

Idaho Power Company

Imagine Design Group

Intermountain Eye Centers

Anna & Alex Irwin

Sheila Iverson & Vivian Ogden

J.R. Simplot Company

Edenn & Jared Jablonski

Scott & Angie Jackson

Jaker Wholesale Nursery

Gary & Renee Jaques

Wendy & Jim Jaquet

The Jarvis Group Architects

The Jeker Family Trust

Jensen Eye Associates

Cindy Jensen

Johanna Jensen

Mark & Kristen Jensen

Will & Jenn Jensen

David & Tonya Jeppson

Janice Jeppson

Lynda & David Johnson

Michelle Johnson

Scott & Paula Johnson

Robert & Cat Jones

George & Sondra Juetten

Becca & Peter Kabasa

Chris & Marie Kantarian

Jackie & Mike Keiley

Christine & Wade Keller

Kevin & Chris Kempers

Denise & William Keyser

Peter & Lisa Kierland

Melinda Kim

Brian & Ashley King

Kirkpatrick Oil Company

Joel Klingensmith

Robert & Dorothy Klomp

Heather & Jon Knapp

Connie Kniefel

Belinda & Matt Knochel

Greg & Kristen Koenig

Mike Kopp

Kount Inc.

Dawna & Monte Kramer

Travis & Danielle Krawl

Mollen Krieg

Kuna Library District

Dave Kunz

Debbie & Shirley Kushlan

Deon L’Abbè

David & Jodi LaBrie

Kip & Elaine Ladd

Lakeville, MN Rotary

Alice & Bob Lane

Demian Lashlee

Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, Inc.

Bob & Debby Law

Kevin Learned & Amy Stahl

Gail Lebow

Eric & Lynn Leigh

Kevin & Christina Leland

Madonna Lengerich

Melissa & Michael Leonhardt

Jules & Fay Levin

Matt & Daisy Lewis

The Liebich Family

Don & Marcia Liebich

Sue Linja

Brooke Linville

Elizabeth Linville

Boise Host Lions Club

Jordan & Kim List

Irv & Trudy Littman

Liz Littman

Margaret Littman

Mike, Margaret, Avery and Naomi Littman

Sally & Bob Long

Lynda Lowry

Aron & Kira Lunde

Marti Lunn

Krista & George Lyons

Lamont & Connie Lyons

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Carol MacGregor Ph.D.

Joanna Madden & David Ashmore

Elizabeth Mahn

Julie & Tom Manning

Barbara & Tom Mannschreck

Bob & Lisa Mannschreck

Molly Mannschreck & Matthew Schwarz

William & Roena Mannschreck

Berta Marks

Angie & Danny Marmillion

Don & Jane Marrs

Eric & Kristen Martin

Fran Martin

Zach Matson

Deborah & Darren McCain

Andrew & Amy McDade

Catherine & Shane McGonegle

Rita McGraw

Ranne McIntyre

Tom & Kally McIntyre

Christine & David McKinney

Pat & Lisa McMurray Family Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation

Dan & Kristin McQuesten

The Merck Foundation

Patrick & Bobbi-Jo Meuleman

Tina & Glenn Michael

Micron Foundation

Microsoft Giving Campaign

Beverly A. Miller Trust

Debbie & Steve Miller

Jennifer & Matthew Miller

Joseph & Brianna Miller

Lydia & Henry Miller

Diane Minnich & Michael Stoddard

Jesica Mitchell

Claudia Moberly

David & Kerri Moe

Molly Maid of Boise & The Treasure Valley

Bryan & Dee Mooney

Alan Moore

Robert & Annie Moore

Carole Morgan

Richard Morgan

Duane Morris

Kelcie Moseley

Doug & Joan Moss

Mountain West Bank

Ragen & Jeff Moura

Babette Munting & John McCarthy

Ann Murdoch

Dave & Diane Myklegard

Yvonne Nadler

Nancy Napier & Tony Olbrich

National Endowment for the Arts

National Junior Honor Society at East Junior High

Cliff & Kim Naumann

Marci & Curtis Neibaur

David Nelson

Tyley Nelson

Jeff & Lindsay Newman

Melissa & Erik Nielsen

The Employee Owners of Norco

Theresa O’Connor

Tom O’Neil

The Oppenheimer Family

Jeremy & Julie Ouchley

Marie Owen

Lisa Owens

Alisha & Robert Palmer

Dean & Sarah Park

Maria & Ross Park

Retta Park

Parks Royal Body Works

Charles Paulin

Gene & Deanna Peacock

Cheryl & Troy Pearse

Gillian & Michael Pearson

Ken & Trudy Pedersen

David & Mary Peterman

Ann Peterson

Jennifer Peterson & Nathan Dallolio

Karen & Scott Peterson

Robert & Michelle Phillips

John & Kay Pickrell

Susan Marie Pieratt

Bee & Skip Pierce

Nate Pierce

Owen & Kathy Pipal

Louise & Colin Poole

Joel & Teresa Poppen

Tony & Daria Pori

Bob & Bonnie Powers

Albert Pura

Lynn & Steve Purvis

Gerald & Judith Radek

Georgiann & Rich Raimondi

Christopher & Debra Randolph

Dan & Pat Rathmann

Jill & Michael Reardon

Red Pheasant Realty Ltd.

Peter & Marjorie Reedy

Jacinth & Landon Reese

Regal Foundation

Regence BlueShield of Idaho

Julia & Eric Reich

Marline Rennels & Robert Bell

Republic Services, Inc.

Nancy & William Rice

René Rich

Richard Rickard

Joseph & Regina Ridgway

April Rinehart

Ron & Tracie Roberts

Connie and Zane Robertson

Dennis & Nancy Robinson

Mary Rockrohr

Jessica Rodriguez

Andrea & Caleb Roope

Rotary Club of Beira, MZ

Sally & Charles Ruch

Rueb Idaho, Inc.

John & Jeanine Rueb

Kathryn Ruffalo

Kristen Ruffing

Lindsay Ruffner

Wilson Rupert

Brad & Kristi Ryan

Dana & Matt Ryden

Ray & Ann Ryden

Jessica & Marty Sachse

Anselme Sadiki

Amy & Jason Salber

Mario & Olga Salinas

Dennis & Judith Samer

Gary & Nadine Sauerwein

Kellye & Heath Schab

Bruce Schofield

Noel & Carol Schoneman

Gerald & Connie Schroeder

John & Maria Schubin

Effie Schultsmeier

Steve & Elisa Schutz

Heather & Don Schwabe

Jon & Diane Schwarz

Margaret Schwarz & Bob Stuart

Sue Scott

Josh Sears & Jill Twedt

David & Terry Self

Service Systems Associates (SSA)

Sophie Sestero

Rick & Theresa Shackelford

Ben & Jennifer Shalz

Paul & Rebecca Sharratt

Amy & Eric Shaw

Bonny Shepherd

Wendy & Fred Shoemaker

Bonnie Short

Cydney & Paul Shubin

Carrie & J.D. Simplot

Gay Simplot

Skyview High School National Honor Society

Paul & Cristin Slater

Jane & William Slattery

Stacy & John Slattery

Peggy Sloan

Tasha Smagula & Joshua Schreiter

Smith Horras, P.A.

Anntara Smith & Jason Longley

Brian & Audrey Smith

Nicole Snyder & Jeff Snyder-Reinke

Dianne Soule & Peter Anderson

Li & Gene Sperl

Daniel & Tracy Sprague

Maggie Frole Spurling & David Spurling

Minerva Spurlock & Cain Matthews

St Anthony Rotary

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Stability Networks

Linda & Ray Stark

Dan & Amy Steckel

Anna Stedina

Suzanne Steenkolk

Teri Stein & L. Edward Miller

Chad & TJ Stevens

Elana & Brian Story

Ayrton Stout

Russell & Toni Strader

Ryan & Kelsey Stratton

Paul & Peggy Street

Greg & Kari Strimple

Rosemary Stroebel

Duane & Lori Stueckle

Rita Sturiale

Ellen Suchar

Ginny & Mark Sugimoto

Kathryn Svilar

Scott Swan

Brian & Kara Taggart

Ron Tatom & Michele Creek-Tatom

Amber & Ben Taylor

Michelle Teague

Joanne Tegan Thompson

Cheryl Tenney

Carolyn Terteling-Payne

Third Thursday Ladies Book Club

Davey, Marliece & Ila Thomas

Jim & Karin Thompson

Tamara & Dean Thompson

John & Vikki Thornton


TLC Foundation

Gary & Loretta Todd

Nicole & Alexander Toeldte

Jason & Molly Tomlinson

Tatia & Ted Totorica

Kimberly Tower


Suzanne Troje & Scott Ki

Troxell Fund, Inc.

Melissa & Clifford Turner

Janis & Jim Tweeten

U.S. Bank

UBS Matching Gifts Program

Alisa & Brooks Uniat

UnitedHealth Group

The Urban Family

Raleigh & John Vachek

Erik & Savannah Valencia

Josie Valutis

Velma J. Vance

Bret Vaterlaus

Glenda Viste

Peter & Debbie Wachtell

Heather Holbrook & Jon Wald

Brenda & Bret Walther

Katie & Tom Walther

Chad & Lori Wambolt

Mikel & John Ward

Washington Trust Bank

Judith Watson

Connie Weaver

Dan & Jamie Wegner

Sacha Wells

Gina & Stan Welsh

Hollis Welsh & Nick Garcia

John & Nancy Werdel

Mary Whiteside

Whole Foods

David & Carol Wike

Russell P. Wilcock

Jennifer Wilson

Mark & Susan Winchester

Kenneth & Linda Winer

Rachel Winer & Tim Breuer

Janelle & Tyson Wise

Lisa & Rod Wolfe

Gregg & Kathryn Wolff

Drew & Jill Wollam

Cassandra Wong

Kelly & Kim Wong

Wood Financial Group

Rebecca Wood

Kathy Woolery & Lance Muckelroy

Virginia & W.L. Woolley

Julie Ann Wrigley Foundation

Mark Yasuda & Cheri Ruch

Teresa Yata

Kathy Yi

Joan & Bud Yost

Callie Zamzow & Clint Scott


Jen & Ryan Zelinsky

Erica & Steve Ziebarth

Kathryn Zimmerman


Thank you to our leading corporate donors:

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