The Omaha Zoo Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 to support the mission of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, which is dedicated to the education of the public and the preservation of earth’s priceless biodiversity. Our work includes raising the funds needed to ensure the zoo’s continued growth and vibrancy and supporting its education, conservation and research initiatives. Click here for our most recent Impact Report. 

Foundation Staff


Executive Director

Tina L. Cherica
 


Director of Development

Kiley Thiele
 


Corporate and Foundation Manager

Kelsie Sis-Davis
 


Development Associate

Beverly Hinrichs
 


Executive Assistant

Jacob Houser
 

Board of Directors


Foundation Board Chairman 

Lee G. Simmons, DVM
 

Vice Chairman 

John Gottschalk
 

President

John K. Boyer
 

Members

Mogens C. Bay
Bill Grewcock
Howard L. Hawks
Walter Scott, Jr.
Calvin R. Sisson