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Toledo Zoological Society


A BBB Accredited Charity since 05/19/1997.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Toledo Zoological Society
Phone: (419) 385-5721
Fax: (419) 389-8670
Address: 2700 Broadway St
Toledo, OH 43609-3121
Website: www.toledozoo.org
Report Issued Date: December 5, 2016
Report Expiration Date: December 5, 2019
Original Business Start Date: January 1900
Principal: Mr. Jeffrey Sailer, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Nancy Foley, Director of Human Resources - (419) 385-5721
Employees: 1026 full or part time
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Aquariums - Public, Tourists Attractions, Zoological Gardens, Zoos
BBB Accreditation: Toledo Zoological Society is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Toledo Zoo

Stated Purpose

Our mission:

Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world.

As our mission statement indicates, the Toledo Zoo is committed to providing excellent care for our animals, as well as conserving the natural world. We are implementing multiple green practices in our operations, and several members of our staff are highly involved with conservation efforts, both local and international. We are working to preserve endangered and threatened species from butterflies and birds to toads and elephants. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), The Toledo Zoo is involved with breeding animals through the Species Survival Program that is helping to ensure a future for some truly amazing species.


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Total Program Expenses:$22,530,596

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Jeffrey Sailer Executive Director
Board Size:20
Paid Staff Size:1026 full or part time

Fund Raising

Fundraising methods include direct mail appeals/fundraising letters, invitations to special events, grant proposals, and planned giving.


Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


Financial

According to Toledo Zoological Society's Form 990 obtained from Guidestar for the year ended December 31, 2014:

Income
 Total Income:$31,157,890
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$22,530,596 86.36%72.31%
 Fund Raising:$880,316 3.37%2.83%
 Administrative:$2,678,580 10.27%8.60%
 Total Expenses:$26,089,492
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$5,068,398

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 140130
Toledo, OH  43614-0130

2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH  43609-4100
Tel: (419) 385-4040


Report as of April 22, 2017 06:02
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