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Riverbanks Society

Riverbanks Society is the private, chartered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the needs of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Established in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens, the Society started out with a base of 200 members and has grown far beyond expectations with more than 40,000 member households representing over 190,000 individuals, making it one of the largest nonprofit zoo societies per capita in the United States.

The Society is governed by an up to 21-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected to three-year terms through a formal nominating process. It is the sole responsibility of Riverbanks Society to promote the membership program and to serve as the fundraising arm of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

Current Riverbanks Society Board Members

Executive Committee

Derrick L. Williams, President
J. Anderson Folsom, Vice President
Marie McGehee, Treasurer
Susan S. Keenan, Secretary
D. Christian Goodall, Immediate Past President

Board Members

Carl W. Blackstone
Clifford L. Bourke, Jr.
Sharon W. Bryant
Jane Chao
Kay Crapps
Cecilia Fournil
Jeffrey Gossett
David G. Hodges
Stephanie Jones
Shelby Kay Leonardi
William G. McMaster
J. Stuart Moore
Robin L. Rawl
Don F. Barton, Director Emeritus

Financial Statements