Design by Hilary Sumnicht
CURRENT N.E.W. Letter From Judy Krawczyk, President
INC. BOARD OF
DIRECTORS Dear Friends of the N.E.W. In 2009 the zoo was fortunate to have
over 1900 hours of volunteer help.
Zoological Society, Inc., These volunteers help with animal
JUDY KRAWCZYK N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. is care, maintenance, and beautification
PRESIDENT blessed having a dedicated hard work- of the zoo. Each year these volunteers
are rewarded with an appreciation
ing board of directors. The varied
dinner sponsored by the society.
Please help the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc.,
background and work experiences of
RICK COLBERG this board seem to make nearly any The society also maintains and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization support our NEW Zoo
VICE PRESIDENT task possible. 2010 is proving to be sponsors equipment in the animal
an outstanding year. Presently we hospital, co-sponsors Conservation
are working to complete a new home Grants to qualified individuals/
ARNIE RENTMEESTER projects that will support wildlife,
for Al & Tootie the giant Aldabra
SECRETARY Tortoises. A generous donor gifted conservation, education, and research
their new home. “Land of the Giants” efforts worldwide. We also promote
will allow zoo visitors the experience the zoo with the help of sponsors
by providing printing and public
• Personalized Engraved Bricks • Annual Feast with the Beasts
of being inside a giant tortoise shell
TREASURER with the ceiling view depicting the rib distribution of the zoo brochures. • Personalized Engraved Event held at the NEW Zoo
structure of an actual shell interior.
An indoor and outdoor pool will no
The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. is Benches & Tables • Annual Docent
LEE ANDERSON organized as a 501(c) 3 of the Internal
longer require moving the giants into Revenue Code and donations are • Wall of Honor Appreciation Dinner
STEVE BIEDA summer and winter homes. This deductible to the full extent of the law
magnificent exhibit is made possible for income tax purposes. There are Memorial Plaques
DAVE CZARNECKI through the generous gift of a long no professional fund-raising organi-
time zoo benefactor and will be named zations involved and all donations
in honor of Harold & Erna Lewis.
DR. TRACEY GILBERT
Within the next year we hope to
support the growth and maintenance
of the zoo. An independent audit doNate VoluNteer
complete fund-raising for the new is conducted each year and as of
Education & Conservation Center. As the year 2009 the society has raised • Endowment Fund • Annual Feast with the Beasts
AL HILES and spent nearly $4 million on zoo
an accredited AZA member our zoo
improvements. Please contact us with • Conservation Fund Event held at the NEW Zoo
focus is Education, Conservation, and
PAUL KOSMOSKI questions on our Endowment Fund,
Recreation. The existing Aurelia Barth
Education Center was built in 1953 and Brick program, Memorial Benches, • Education Fund
can no longer accommodate the grow- Wall of Honor, or other society pro-
grams at N.E.W. Zoological Society, • Animal Acquisition/ please contact the Society
ing number of visitors, volunteers,
interns, and zoo staff. The projected Inc., P.O. Box 12647, Green Bay, WI
54307-2647, phone (920) 434-6814.
Animal Exhibit Funds for more information
cost of the new Education Center is
BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS $1,200,000.00. To date, the society has Please visit our website at newzoo.
org. Questions regarding exhibit
ERNEST EHRBAR raised approximately $500,000.00 by
donations from individuals, business- sponsorship or society finances may
DICK ENGLISH be directed to treasurer Rita Dufour N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc.
es, and foundations. In August of each
year the society partners with the local at email@example.com. P.O. Box 12647 Green Bay, WI 54307-2647 • (920) 434-6814
chapter of the Wisconsin Restaurant
Association to present the important
fund-raising event, “Feast with the Judy Krawczyk,
Your Support iS GreatlY Needed
Beasts.” The 40 vendor booths repre- President
sent local restaurants, specialty food N.E.W.
vendors, and beverage distributors. Zoological
aNd trulY appreciated!
This culinary delight coupled with Society, Inc.
the musical background has become
very popular and is nearing capacity.
Letter From the Zoo Director Programs of the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc.
The Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo 2010 revenue is up in the concessions
completed another successful year area by 37% from 2009 figures. PAVE THE WAY BRICK PROGRAM WALL OF HONOR PROGRAM
thanks to the people of Northeastern
A Strategic Zoo Sustainability Plan The Pave the Way Brick Program was introduced at the The Wall of Honor was introduced by the Society to honor
Wisconsin who continue to visit and
and Integrated Document were zoo over 20 years ago. Today the engraved bricks line community-minded generous individuals, businesses, and
support this organization. Attendance
started with the generous donation the pathways to many of the animal exhibits. We are foundations that have given support either financially, or
for 2009 was 270,055, surpassing
from Foth Infrastructure & Environ- now in the process of placing all new bricks in stain- with in-kind gifts and or services. The Wall of Honor is lo-
industry standards of 80% of your
ment, LLC. This plan is an exciting less steel frames at the entrance to the exhibits. The cated outside the Visitor Center as you enter the zoo proper.
metropolitan index as well as surpass-
zoo industry model that will guide the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. relies on engraved brick
ing 2008 attendance of 248,906. WALL OF HONOR DONATION LEVELS
zoo into the foreseeable future prepar- sales to help offset the costs of operating expenses.
The zoo achieved another year of be- ing the zoo towards a sustainable $500.00-$999.00 BRONZE
Personalized memorial bricks make great gifts for a
ing 100% self-funded and received no existence that will not be a burden
birthday, wedding, anniversary, employee or boss
local or regional tax support. The zoo to the community but a reflection $1,000.00-$2,499.00 SILVER
appreciation, pet appreciation, remembering a loved
is in elite company of only 8 of the 221 of the community’s involvement
one, or for the person who has everything. Purchas- $2,500.00-$4,999.00 GOLD
AZA (Association of Zoos & Aquari-
Several new animals were ing a personalized brick will help build the NEW
ums) accredited zoos and aquariums $5,000.00-$9,999.00 PLATINUM
added to the collection (snow Zoo and serve as a memorial for all to enjoy.
that are self supporting. Not to men-
tion being one of the 221 accredited leopard, red panda, moose, elk $10,000.00-and up MAJOR
zoos and aquariums that has achieved and a new lorikeet exhibit).
accreditation at the very high industry
MEMORIAL BENCHES PROGRAM
Although we are self-funded for
standards. Only 221 of the more
our operation, we could not have NATURAL RIVER ROCK BENCH CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM
than 2800 zoos and aquariums in the
achieved self-funding if not for the The hand crafted natural river rock bench is designed The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. along with the NEW
United States are accredited. To learn
generosity of our community by their of two natural river rocks and a hand polished granite Zoo proudly introduced the Conservation Grant Program
more about the AZA and accreditation
giving of their time, talents, and gifts. seat 39” x 16” x18”. The raised arm of the bench is the in 2007. Each year grant monies are awarded to qualified
visit their website at www.aza.org.
The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc. perfect place to have a loved ones name engraved. individuals/projects that will support wildlife conserva-
Zoo Pass membership in- has also supported our volunteer tion, education, and research efforts world-wide. A
and education programming and The cost of the bench is $1800.00 which in-
creased again in 2009. committee evaluates all applications and awards monies
continues to provide the necessary cludes up to 20 engraved letters.
to these projects dedicated to results-based solutions.
Funding for the New Giant Tortoise fundraising for our capital projects
Exhibit was completed in 2009 and that are all part of the zoo master
100% RECYCLED PLASTIC CEDAR-STYLE BENCH
2009 Conservation Grant Recipients
a late summer of 2010 construction plan. We continue to need your donor The hand crafted plastic cedar-style bench is ap-
“A day at the NEW Zoo is scheduled. Funding for a new support for our capital projects. The proximately 5 feet long by 3 feet high with an engraved 1. Ms. Helen Douglas-Dufresne,Trustee and Direc-
Education/Conservation build- zoo is a public/private partnership in backrest. The cost of the bench is $1000.00 and includes tor of the Milgis Trust. Samburuland’s Com-
leaves lasting memories. ing is well under way and with which we continue to foster involve- 2 lines of engraving with up to 20 letters per line. munity Eco-screen project in northern Kenya
continued donations a spring 2011 ment from the public and private
As our zoo grows, the groundbreaking may be possible. sector to make your zoo possible.
*Both benches can be placed at the zoo in an area of your choice for all to enjoy. 2. Dr. Tara Harris,Conservation Biologist, Minnesota
Zoo. Identifying key conservation management ar-
wonder of a day spent Volunteer/docent hours for 2009 were Although 2010 will pose tough eas for Hartmann’s mountain zebra project
1913.25 hrs. This is an outstanding economic times for the country ENDOWMENT FUND PROGRAM
with family and friends show of commitment and com- in many economic sectors, we are The Society established the Endowment Fund so that
3. Dr. Fernando Passos, Professor/Doctor in Ecology,
Parana Federal University. Ecology, Behavior and
munity involvement in their zoo. positioned very well financially to
becomes deeper and more weather the tough times. Although
the growth and quality of the NEW Zoo will continue
to expand well into the future. Funds are used to in-
Surveying of the Critically Endangered Black-Faced
The new Mayan “Taste of the Tropics” Lion Tamarin in Superagui National Park, Brazil
tough times do not last forever and
meaningful than ever.” opened in November of 2009 which we are seeing signs of recovery,
sure the Zoo’s continued success and sustainability by
improves visitor amenities and a res- upgrading and expanding exhibits and facilities.
your generosity and involvement
taurant experience vs. a small conces- in the NEW Zoo will last forever. Your gift to the Endowment Fund is deposited and Please contact the N.E.W. Zoological Society,
sion area. This provides our visitors invested through the efforts of local investment institu-
with a place to enjoy a full year round Thanks for making a difference! Inc. for more information about any of
tions. The earnings from these investments are used to the programs offered @ (920) 434-6814.
zoo experience in comfort. So far in update existing exhibits and facilities at the NEW Zoo.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! 5
Jerusha Agen Adrienne Conley Sean Hart Marilyn Kubalak Tim Noll Michael Shall
which the NEW Zoo is built!
Kathy Ahrens James Cornelius Dawn Harter Richard Langman Brandon Noll Rose Sheehy
Gary Amrens Jeanne Cornell Briana Harter Linda Langman Kathy Olson Dalton Siekert
“Volunteers are not paid
Volunteers are the foundation on
Jennifer Anderson Katie Dassler Elissa Harter Joez Lavardu Jazi Olvera Michael Simon
Kathy Anderson Vanessa De Shambo Nate Harter Sue Lemke Ariana Ortega Kaitlyn Soukup
– not because they are
Lee Anderson Andrew Dellemann Robert Hawkins Ashley Lewis Carol Osgood Lisa Soukup worthless, but because
Jordon Anderson Kenra DeNamur Matthew Hawkins Bobby Little Barb Ottum Jaleesa Spencer they are priceless.”
Tamara Arndt Kim DeNamur Tammy Hawkins Sandy Little Antionette Ovalle Christy Sustman
Erica Ausloui Erika Diaz Connor Heckert Beth Lohr Patrick Palines Dick Sustman
Howard Baenen Carol Dill Dawn Heraly Derek Lynch Logan Papesh Lindsay Sutton
Brittany Bangart Amy Doefer Cole Hess Jerilyn Mackey Dominic Parks Bruce Thayse
Brittany Bangert Jeff Dorn Terry Hetzel Erin Mahr Austin Paul Tanya Thompson
Nancy Barthel Joy Egan Susan Hickey Doug Malueg Dena Paul Richard Toellner
Shaina Beckers Zach Egan Debby Hill Helen Malueg Lucas Paul Mary Toma
Lindsey Bender Christy Faymonville Mary Hill Miriah Mantils Parker Pelegrin Christine Trudea
Megan Beno Shawn Fenney Ann Holzgang Jazmin Martens Carolynn Peter Jim Turner
Riley Benz Jack Ferris Anthony Holzgang Jeanne Martens Alyssa Ploetz Chelsea Vann
Cassey Bess Sue Foster Erum Hooyman Mary Matzke Judy Porter Grace Vecchie
Alix Bjorklund Dan Freis Judy Hooyman Molly McCosky Karissa Pryes Jenna Ver Haagh
Ashley Blahnik Marie Freis Barb Hucek Janet Mcneil Dan Przewrocki Kathy VerBoort
Amy Blise Jack Gahlman Linda Immel Jason Mcneil Aaron Pumphrey Jeanne Wagner
Elizabeth Bomber Sue Gahlman Gloria Jahnke Jayne McQuillan Amber Quaintance Rachel Wagner
Kara Bretzman Olivia Garant Lucy Rose Johns Dan McQuillan Abby Rieckmann Jane Watermolen
Debra Bries Dale Giese Dorene Jones Maria McQuillan Amy Rieckmann Matthew Wendricks
Kenra Buntman Arlene Giese Carla Keeney Parker McQuillan Dustin Roeger Alex Wenninger
Samantha Burdick Pam Giese Sherley Kiley Anthony Phil Rynish Alexandra Wenningo
Laurern Burkart Helen Gloudemans Bill Kissinger Lisa Saugstad Gerald Wiedemeier
Kayla Burkman Dawn Golik Megan Klein Denis Sawicki Mildred Wiedemeier
Cory Burton Sue Graber Kelli Knoedler Cody Schmiel Marie Williquette
Alyssa Busjahn Lindsay Haen Vana Kokkinos Beth Schnelle Jacquelyn Ziemer
Sonya Campell Megan Hannan Carol Konshak Sarah Schultz Sarah Ziemer
Terri Champeau Susan Hansen Kenra Korbas Dylan Schumacher Brittani Zoch
Jenny Clark Alison Hart Jacqueline Krall Jon Schuster
John Clemens Cindy Hart Lindsay Krebs Robert Sears
Diane Clemens Emily Hart George Kubalak Jordan Shafel
Making sure the NEW Zoo maintains its presence as a first-class AZA
accredited institution requires hard work, dedication, and strong financial
and in-kind support from individuals, businesses, and foundations.
MAJOR Karen Knox Rita Dufour IN-KIND DONORS
$10,000.00 AND UP Janice Lytie Ernest and June Ehrbar Lee and Kathy Anderson
Lee and Kathy Anderson Mark Riggle Dick English Anonymous
Anonymous Donor x 2 Barbara Sequin Colleen Fuhrman Green Bay Packers Organization
Wisconsin Public Beatrice Spaanem Green Bay Community randm studio
Service Foundation Service Club
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Bernice Rentmeester
– Green Bay Chapter Bill and Jo Guenzel
Treena Schepp owner of
PLATINUM James and Jo Hogan Treehouse Designs
$5,000.00 – $9,999.00
BRONZE Rolland Krueger and Dave Schmidt
Bernard E. and Alyce G. Catherine Goetz POA
$500.00 – $999.00 V S Machine Inc.
Dona Olsen Memorial Fund
Dr. Tracey Gilbert Anderson, Tackman & Co.
Mr. Michael O’Neill MD
GOLD Anne Reeths
2,500.00 – $4,999.00 Art and Judy Oshefsky
BayCare Clinic Foundation Karl VanRoy
FOX 11 WLUK TV
SILVER OTHER DONORS Green Bay Exposition Services
$1,000.00 – $2,499.00 Kenneth and Marjorie Schuldes
Donald Anderson KICKS 104.9 FM
Andy and Paula Bake United Health Group Dollars
Mr. and Mrs. Robert for Doers Campaign 95.9 KISS FM
Brown County Tavern League Bartholomew
WE Energies Matching Reinhart Foods
Michael Cuene Stephanie Baker Gift Program
Wisconsin Restaurant Assoc.
Russell C. Damro Estate Thomas Butler WellPoint Associated Green Bay Chapter
Mrs. Edward Kalupske Catholic Knights
Kewaunee Power Station Meghan Count
WPS Dollars for Doers Campaign
Thank you for your
WPS Matching Gift Campaign
Joyce Klunk Frank Czarnecki
support and friendship!
Statements of Financial Position, Dec. 31, 2009 & 2008 We Need Your Support to Continue Our Mission!
ASSETS 2009 2008
CURRENT ASSETS The NEW Zoo is and has always been an afford-
Cash and cash equivalents $ 194,961 $ 61,437 able destination for families to gather and receive
Unconditional promises to give 35,000 20,000 a greater appreciation of the living world through
education, conservation, and recreation. In 2009,
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 229,961 81,437 270,000 visitors passed through the zoo gates.
OTHER ASSETS The N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) 3
Investments 376,471 339,373 organization whose sole purpose is to provide financial
Unconditional promises to give less current portion 55,000 – support to the NEW Zoo, is requesting your financial
support. We have been and will be raising funds for a
TOTAL OTHER ASSETS 431,471 339,373 new Education & Conservation Center until we achieve
TOTAL ASSETS $ 661,432 $ 420,810 our goal. The cost of the project is $1,200,000.00. To
date the society has raised approximately $500,000.00
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS for this building. Our goal is to raise the remaining
$700,000.00 in the 2010 year. The following is a list of
levels and dollar amounts needed for naming rights:
Accounts payable $ 2,668 $ –
TOTAL LIABILITIES 2,668 – Aurelia Barth Center, Education Center, built in 1953.
NET ASSETS LION LEVEL:
Unrestricted State of the art classroom – $400,000.00
General 155,766 38,113
Designated 261,665 255,430 GIRAFFE LEVEL:
Designated – endowment 114,806 83,943 Conservation in Action Hall – $200,000.00
Temporarily restricted 126,527 43,324
TOTAL NET ASSETS 658,764 420,810 BLACK BEAR LEVEL:
Outdoor covered orientation gather-
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $ 661,432 $ 420,810
ing area for education – $100,000.00
Statements of Activity, Year Ended in Dec. 31, 2009 Conference Center for staff and volunteer
training and meetings – $100,000.00
SUPPORT AND REVENUE Unrestricted Restricted Total Indoor animal exhibit with glass view-
ing area – $50,000.00 (SOLD)
Contributions $ 181,355 $ 90,466 $ 271,801
Special events – net 7,314 – 7,314
Investment return 47,461 – 47,461 EAGLE LEVEL: New Education & Conservation Center to be
Net assets released from restrictions 7,243 (7,243) – Volunteer program room for docents – $50,000.00 (SOLD) built as soon as funds are raised.
TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE 243,373 83,203 326,576
A donation of $600,000.00 or more will give you
naming rights for the outside of the building.
General and administrative $ 23,077 $ – $ 23,077
Fundraising cost 17,542 – 17,542
Habitat outlays 48,003 – 48,003
TOTAL EXPENSES 88,622 – 88,622
All donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
INCREASE IN NET ASSETS 154,751 83,203 237,954 Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to a positive response.
Net assets, beginning of year 377,486 43,324 420,810
Together we can make this happen!
NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $ 532,237 $ 126,527 $ 658,764
P.O. Box 12647, Green Bay, WI 54307-2647
A gift of any amount will be deeply appreciated and will help us to continue
our mission of supporting the NEW Zoo to build a new Education & Conservation Center, to
acquire new animals, and to strive to keep the quality facility that it has become.
I would like to donate ___$25.00 ___$50.00 ___$100.00
____ $500.00 receive recognition on the Wall of Honor-Bronze
____ $1,000.00 receive recognition on the Wall of Honor-Silver
____ $2,500.00 receive recognition on the Wall of Honor-Gold
____ $5,000.00 receive recognition on the Wall of Honor-Platinum
____ $10,000.00 receive recognition on the Major Wall of Honor
Enclosed is my check for $____________payable to the N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc.
Name of Donor_____________________________________ Address______________________________________
City_______________________________ State_________ Zip____________ Phone_________________________
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N.E.W. Zoological Society, Inc., P.O. Box 12647, Green Bay, WI 54307-2647