Randolph Friends of the Zoo Fund

This fund was established to help Zoo and Society employees grow their capacity to contribute to the well-being of the world's wildlife.

The Randolph Friends of the Zoo board accepts written proposals from staff each spring and, after reviewing these proposals, awards grants to the projects that hold the greatest promise of achieving the missions supported by the fund.

The Randolph Friends of the Zoo has defined those missions as:

  • Implementing activities that enrich the lives of animals living at the Zoo
  • Enrolling in classes, conferences, and training that will sharpen an employee's professional skills and knowledge.
  • Conducting research that advances the Zoo's commitment to provide the best care possible to its animals and its plants
  • Establishing programs that inspire Zoo guests to learn about and protect the Earth's wildlife
  • Contributing to conservation programs that protect species living in the wild as well as species living inside the Zoo
  • Promoting sustainable management practices at the Zoo
  • Developing campaigns that engender public support of the North Carolina Zoo and Zoo Society.

Your gift will help sustain the Randolph Friends of the Zoo Fund, which provides opportunities for Zoo employees to sharpen their skills and broaden their capacity to provide for the well being of the world's wildlife.

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