John Ball Zoo

Donors

Thank you! Your generous support of John Ball Zoo makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission. Listed are 2016 supporters who have given $50 or greater in support of the Zoo. If your name was omitted please accept our sincere apology and bring it to our attention at 616-336-3309 or donate@jbzoo.org. Click to download a copy of our 2016 Annual Report.

Annual Fund

 

Annual Operating Fund

 

The annual fund supports the Zoo's greatest need be it large or small. In 2016, you made it possible to build a new 1,600 square foot post frame barn with ample space, natural light, outdoor access, wading pool, and soft artificial turf as a winter home for our flock of 20 flamingos and other tropical birds.

$10,000 and above

Hansen Family Foundation
Daniel W. and Lucy M. Johnston
Michigan Council for Arts and
     Cultural Affairs

$5,000 to $9,999

Bill and Marilyn Crawford
Linda DeJong
Gillett Family Foundation
Gary and Sue Milligan
Dan and Kathleen Molhoek
Pioneer Construction

$1,000 to $4,999

Jeff and Cheryl Baker
BISSELL Inc.
John and Janet Boyles
Randy Brink
The Brooks Family
Roger and Sally Ciapara
Craig and Mimi Cole
Twink Frey
Tom and Mickie Fox Family Advised Fund
     Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Harold D. & Alice R. Gibbs & Francisco & Marion R. Penberthy Fund
     Community Foundation for Mason County
Jon and Tracey Hornbeck
Paul and Diane Hummel
Helen J. & Allen I. Hunting Foundation
Kyle and Win Irwin
Korff Foundation
Mike and Rachel Mraz
Gary and Peg Novosad
Grant and Brandie Pecor
Brenda and Earl Stringer
Greg and Meg Willit

$500 to $999

Anonymous
Brett Brinker and Heather Slay
Linda Cruz
Mimi Cummings
Steve and Monica Edison
Jane Vitunskas
Mike and Sue Taylor
John Hunting
Graham and Sara Irwin
Kathleen Jacobitz
Tim and Lisa Mroz
Kimberly Scott and Mark Derwent
Jim and Susie Sebastian
Aaron and Sarah VanSoest
Brian and Hannah Werth

$250 to $499

David and Carrie Boer
Jon and Joyce Bower
Brian S. Nylaan, DDS
In memorial of Delphine Bylund
     Krys Bylund
Gerry and Kay Colby
Peter and Diana D'Arienzo
Mike DeJonge and Linda Harber
John and Marilyn Dooge
In memory of Louis and Lorna Fitzsimons
     Anonymous
Mary Griffith
William and Peggy Ham
Henry Pestka Fund
     Comerica Charitable Trust
Rich and Anne Hiskes
In honor of Amber Holst and Fran Miller
     Ed and Anne Pynnonen
Rebecca and Jesse Huss
In honor of John Ball Zoo Staff
     Amber and John Holst
Matt and Sabrina Kind
Allan and Chris Koch
Krueger Family Fund
     Ayco Charitable Foundation
Jodie and Alex Lambert
B. Kenneth Larm
Thomas and Cathy Lileikis
Mike and Jaimie Lomonaco
In honor of Fran Miller
     Mark and Lexie Gray
Nathan and Carol Moore
Gil Padula
Bruce and Jean Parsons
Ted and Jill Patin
Jeff and Kim Ridings
Debra Ryan
Mary Schaff
Jeffrey and Maryann Shutz
Sunny Sjaarda
In memory of Vienna
     Anonymous
Vickie Sjaarda-Sumner and Eric Sumner
Tom and Netha Speet
Craig and Susan Swanson
Jim Swarts
Wayne and Shelley VanderKolk
Susan and Robert VanTuinen
Gary and Shirley Voogt
In memory of William H. Weidenfeller
     John Weidenfeller
Elizabeth Welch
Bob and Jean Wenzel
Nancy Wilson
Michael and Mary Yoak
Rob Zaagman

$100 to $249

Anonymous
Daniel and Susan Babin
Ed and Gail Bagale
Eric Bennett
Lisa Bol and Matt Rizzo
George and Willa Brown
Gary Burbridge and Mary Jo Pesano
Lawrence Burns
In memory of Delphine Bylund
     Kevin and Pat O'Neill
Colin and Jill Carpenter
Betty Cudworth
Alan and Michelle Davis
Terry and Lorraine Dolley
In memory of Great Grandpa from Eubie's Girl
     Anonymous
Karilyn Frederick
Tom and Susan Godlewski
Golden K Kiwanis Club of Grand Rapids
Melissa Hamby
Dan and Pam Hammersmith
Suzette Harden
Paul and Nancy Heineman
Carol Hennessy and Kenneth Nysson
Jeff and Sharon Hughes
Richard and Susan Ilka
Mark and Jean Kastenholz
In honor of Johanna and Ava
     Anonymous
Robert and Virginia Klinesteker
Patty Lacey
John Lewis and Raigan Burkall-Lewis
In memory of Leo Thomas Mack
     Sharon Mack
Joseph and Laura Macka
Maranda Childrens Fund
     National Christian Foundation West Michigan
Leo and Kathleen Matusik
David and Barb Meier
Fran and Dave Miller
Roger and Suzanne Mumbrue
Dean and Nicole Pacific
Jim and Kathleen Ponitz
In honor of Marge and Paul Potter
     Diane and Wayne West
Tim and Cindy Schad
Russell and Dawn Sjaarda
Dud and Marty Smith
Lynne Snyder
In memory of Joe Stickney
     Steele and Mary Taylor
Carl Strodtman
Sharyn Swanson
Rita Taylor
Michael and Sharon Teachout
Mike and Karen Unruh
Eric and Chris VanBergen
In honor of William and Sondra VanderGeld
     Kenneth Peterson
Jack and Barbara Weigle
Robert and Alecia Woodrick
Bruce and Michelle Yates
David and Kathleen Young
Robert and Mary Younger
Bill Zinser

$50 to $99

Anonymous
William and Tracy Althouse
Tim and Janna Bayle
In honor of Jessica Campbell and Clifford Schell
     Michael Campbell
Derek and Melinda Cook
Muriel Coursey
Connie Doorn
Doug and Judy Doornbos
Sydney Edlund
In honor of Jackie Fazekas
     David and Deliah Fowler
Florida Dancing Birds LLC
David and Diane Gaebel
Bill Eustice and Mary Gallagher-Eustice
Kate Gibbs
James and Anne Gruber
In memory of Diane "Dee" Hausser
     Gerald Hausser
Arvin Heilman and Jacqueline Barter
In honor of Katilyn Hendricks
     Luke and Jen Hendricks
Susan Hinkle
Bill and Kathy Humm
Paul and Hailey Jahn
Mary Jewell
Katie and Adam Kawall
Kathy Kemp
Sandra and Robert Kollar
Bill Kudlack
James and Marilynn Kujawa
Kurt Schabes, DDS
Michael and Gail Madura
John and Kim Mast
In memory of Eugene Mendels
     Dori Beuker and Arlene Mendels
In honor of Fran Miller
     Rosalie Miller
Carl and Wendy Pellow
Roselyn Raap
In honor of Vaughn Risk
     Shane Risk
Dolores Schroeder
Richard and Carla Siegle
Kimm and Tammy Slater
In honor of Heather Steeby
     Richard Steeby
Charles and Amanda Steenwyk
Eric and Kim Teachout
Roger and Linda Thomas
In honor of Charlotte Toland
     Kelly and Andrew Toland
Todd and Jane Urbanski
Chris and Sarah VanDeven
Dan and Barb VanDyke
Michael and Julie Welsh
James Wright

Daniel and Susan Babin
Eric Bennett
Brian S. Nylaan, DDS
Scott and Amanda Brooks
James and Emilie Collins
Muriel Coursey
Betty Cudworth
Gay Cummings
Tom and Audrey Debri
Terry and Lorraine Dolley
Dick and Sandra Donker
Michael Eickhoff
Kevin and Christine Fortier
Fountain Street Church
Karilyn Frederick
Shelly and Tony Garone
Genesis Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Bruce and Lori Goins
Grand Rapids Public Library
Green Acres of Standale
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Kyle and Win Irwin
Joey's Tavern
Keller Foundation
David Kinsman Jr.
James and Marilynn Kujawa
Michael and Laura Macleod
Leo and Kathleen Matusik
David and Heather May
McCain Foods USA, Inc.
Edward and Joyce McNally
Roger and Bobbie Miller
Thomas Orsborn
Linda Patterson
Ken and Donna Pierce
Jesse and Amy Reinke
Dietrich and Betty Roth
Shelley and Dan Schmidt
John and Judith Schneider
Robert and Nancy Scott
Jason and Brooke Sines
Robert Smith and Francisca Zamarripa-Smith
Stonehenge Consulting, PLC
Sharyn Swanson
Rita Taylor
Bill Templin and Sergio Romero
Cat and Roger Timermanis
VanEerden Foodservice
James and Debra Watson
Bob and Jean Wenzel
Nancy Wilson
Susan Wold
Robert and Alecia Woodrick
David and Kathleen Young
Jodi and Shane Young
Rob Zaagman

 

Tree House Landscape

Morrison Family Foundation

 

Matching Gift Corporations

Thank you to these companies for increasing the impact of their employees' support. If you would like to find out if your own company has a similar gift matching program please contact your human resources representative to learn more.

GE Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Good Works Employee Giving Program
LPL Financial Matching Gift Program
Steelcase Foundation

 

Capital Campaigns Fund

 

 

Honor and Memorial Fund

 

Restore the Roar

This major Zoo expansion and renovations includes the Idema Funicular and Forest Realm, Hunting Funicular Depots, Bissell Lions of Lake Manyara, Crawford Tigers of the Realm, Meijer Grizzly Bear exhibit, Jandernoa Treetop Outpost, Bissell Tree House, and DTE Welcome Garden. Recognized are pledge payments and new gifts given in 2016.

Anonymous
Bill & Bea Idema Foundation
Bill and Marilyn Crawford
Doornink Foundation
Irwin Seating Company
Kyle and Win Irwin

 

ADA Waterfall Trail

Visitors experiencing the upper areas of the Zoo now have an accessible pathway back down.

Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation
In honor of Kate Pew Wolters
     Mary Free Bed Foundation
Estate of Grace Loucks
Mimi Cummings
Kyle and Win Irwin
VanEerden Foodservice

 

Future Capital Projects

Bob and Lois Richmond

In memory of Lindsey Armstrong
     Terry Armstrong

In memory of Margaret Blankespoor
     Marvin and Sharon Addink
     Douglas and Hildrene DeGood

In memory of Barb Boorn
     Allen and Sarah Cimek
     James and Patricia Haberlein
     Brenda and Earl Stringer
     Margaret Thelen
     John and Valerie Tinay
     Betsy Weidman

In memorial of Delphine Bylund
     Krys Bylund
     Kevin and Pat O'Neill
     Brenda and Earl Stringer
     Jim Swarts

In memory of Eugene Doorn
     Connie Doorn

In memory of Robert Gray
     Phyllis Gray

In honor of Amber Holst
     BISSELL Inc.
     Lisa Bol and Matt Rizzo
     Mimi Cummings
     Norah Fletchall
     Heidi Holst
     Kyle and Win Irwin
     David and Barb Meier
     Gary and Sue Milligan
     Ed and Anne Pynnonen
     Jan Reed-Smith and Lon Smith
     Julie Ridenour
     Sunny Sjaarda
     Brenda and Earl Stringer
     Jim Swarts
     Mike and Sue Taylor
     Kurt and Sally Yost

In memory of Brian Kreft
     Deanne Tompsett

In memory of Helen and Ed Krzeminski
     Jim and Mary Krzeminski

In honor of Henry Matthews and Tim Chester
     Anonymous
     Ed and Gail Bagale
     Scott and Carla Blinkhorn
     Jim and Donna Brooks
     Utpal and Suravi Gangopadhyay
     Thomas and Marcia Haas
     Janet Haynes
     Rich and Anne Hiskes
     Holly Johnson
     Herbert Murrie
     Margaret Potter
     Peter and Patricia Renucci
     Bradley Taylor
     Patricia Waring

In honor of Fran Miller
     BISSELL Inc.
     Lisa Bol and Matt Rizzo
     Mimi Cummings
     Mark and Lexie Gray
     Kyle and Win Irwin
     David and Barb Meier
     Rosalie Miller
     Gary and Sue Milligan
     Ed and Anne Pynnonen
     Jan Reed-Smith and Lon Smith
     Julie Ridenour
     Sunny Sjaarda
     Brenda and Earl Stringer
     Jim Swarts
     Kurt and Sally Yost

In honor of Kevin O'Neill
     Mimi Cummings
     Kyle and Win Irwin
     Dan and Kathleen Molhoek
     Harold and Joanne Voorhees

In memory of Betty Peters
     Robert and Beth O'Connor

In honor of Simrith Seehra
     Rick and Melissa DeVos

In memory of Marjorie Clare Smith
     Martha's Home Health Care

In memory of Pat Troske
     Dick and Connie Murley
     Ardie Neath Adams
     Kurt and Pamela Schabes
     Jim and Chris Sturm
     Waterford Church of Christ
     Phil and Carolyn Wood

Updated 1/1/2017

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