Nashville Zoo, Inc.
3777 Nolensville Road
Nashville TN 37211
Mission Statement
Nashville Zoo’s mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation, and leadership.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Schwartz
Board Chair Mrs. Julie W. Walker
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Bridge Lady
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $14,346,808.00
Projected Annual Revenue $15,717,598.00 (2017)
Mission Nashville Zoo’s mission is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation, and leadership.

Since welcoming its first visitors in 1991, Nashville Zoo has grown from a small, start-up operation in Cheatham County to its current status as an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited member facility with international conservation involvement.

An original land grant of 272.5 acres, passed down through five generations of family, ultimately became a farm known as Grassmere. Sisters Margaret and Elise Croft, last of the descendants, gifted the land to the Children's Museum of Nashville to be used as a nature center. Grassmere Wildlife Park opened on the site in 1990; one year later Nashville Zoo opened in Joelton, TN. The museum closed Grassmere in December 1994 due to financial difficulties, and the land became the property of the city of Nashville. The Mayor and Metro City Council believed the best plan to preserve Grassmere and meet the needs of the community, while honoring the will of the Croft sisters, was to turn over the management and development of the property to Nashville Zoo. City fathers also saw educational and tourism benefits in supporting the Zoo's relocation. Nashville Zoo assumed management of the city-owned property in December 1996 with a 40 year lease, and in 1997 Nashville Wildlife Park at Grassmere opened to the public. Thousands of volunteers joined together to build the 66,000 square foot Jungle Gym, the largest community-built playground in the country. The Croft sisters' ca. 1810 ancestral home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, underwent a complete restoration in conjunction with Metro Nashville Parks and opened to the public in 1998 as a historic house museum. Nashville Wildlife Park at Grassmere officially became Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in 2001. And in 2004, the Zoo received accreditation from the AZA. 


Nashville Zoo is a world-class zoological park with strong commitment to education, species conservation and habitat protection. Major goals include providing an entertaining and educational experience, increasing the public's understanding and appreciation of the natural world, promoting public awareness of animals and conservation issues, and providing the highest code of ethics in the humane care and welfare of our animals.

In 2016, the Zoo welcomed over 894,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Middle Tennessee. Our membership base has grown to over 33,000 households representing nearly 150,000 individuals.

The Zoo’s commitment to education cannot be overstated. The Zoo provides a unique opportunity to connect children and adults with animals from different parts of the world and educate them about native habitats and conservation.

In 2016, over 270,000 individuals participated in educational programs. The Education Department provides youth programs for children of all ages, from preschoolers to high school students interested in animal health careers. Summer camps and Scouting events give children even more opportunities to relate to the natural world. The Zoo further provides inclusive programming for children with special needs through our Autism Awareness Day and Zooper Heroes Camp.
Education efforts are not limited to children, as the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors and Wildlife on Wheels outreach programs enable the Zoo to share the natural world with the community. Nashville Zoo provides free monthly programs to Vanderbilt children's Hospital and partners with Nashville public libraries, Head Start centers, and senior centers on educational initiatives. In 2016, Animal Ambassadors visited over 19,800 individuals, providing animal encounters and education and conservation messages.
The Grassmere Historic Home and Farm provides a unique educational opportunity for Zoo guests to learn about the history of Middle Tennessee through the five generations who lived on the property. In 2016, over 39,000 children and adults took part in formal tours while all guests have the opportunity to stroll the grounds and experience the farm's place in Tennessee's and the Zoo's history. 

The Zoo is actively involved in research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in its own backyard. The Zoo has been instrumental in the conservation and propagation of clouded leopards, giant anteaters, Eastern hellbenders and Puerto Rican crested toads. In addition to conservation work here at home, Nashville Zoo is actively supporting in-situ conservation in a host of countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Vietnam, Brazil, Bolivia and Guyana. The Zoo contributes to programs supporting a number of species in the wild including gorillas, giant armadillos, tigers, tapirs, red pandas, rhinos and elephants.


Nashville Zoo is just one of a handful of the 218 accredited zoos that do not receive ongoing operational support from their local municipality. Therefore, the Zoo relies on private and corporate donors along with our earned revenue to fund all aspects of the day-to-day operations, educational programming, conservation efforts, and special events.

Nashville Zoo is comprised of 188 acres, making it the ninth largest Zoo in the country by land mass. With only 84 of those acres currently developed, the Zoo has a unique opportunity for growth. We embarked on a $160 million comprehensive capital campaign in 2014 to develop the remainder of the property. The Zoo is seeking individuals, foundations, and corporate partners who will join the city of Nashville and several lead contributors to make the dream of a world-class zoo a reality. The plan calls for expanding animal exhibits and providing additional guest amenities, while continuing as a leading resource for education, conservation, and recreation in Middle Tennessee. 

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer From becoming a member, to volunteering your time, to making a donation, to sponsoring an event or habitat, Nashville Zoo offers countless ways to give back and help you become an integral part of the Zoo.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Zoos & Aquariums
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
KY - Todd
TN - Bedford
TN - Cannon
TN - Cheatham
TN - Dekalb
TN - Dickson
TN - Macon
TN - Marshall
TN - Maury
TN - Montgomery
TN - Robertson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Sumner
TN - Trousdale
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
KY - Christian
KY - Trigg
TN - Coffee
TN - Franklin
TN - Giles
TN - Hickman
TN - Houston
TN - Humphreys
TN - Jackson
TN - Lawrence
TN - Lewis
TN - Lincoln
TN - Moore
TN - Overton
TN - Perry
TN - Putnam
TN - Smith
TN - Stewart
TN - Warren
TN - Wayne
Nashville Zoo serves the residents of Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and hundreds of thousands of tourists who travel to Nashville each year.  
Board Chair Statement
Nashville Zoo’s Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the operation of the organization and assuring conformance with the law. Unlike the board of directors of a private industry, our Nashville Zoo Board of Directors is entrusted with the care of the organization and is accountable to the public, not the private interests of shareholders. Our board is an assertive and diverse body providing governance that assures our mission is fulfilled and the organization is held accountable to its main shareholders – Zoo members, our daily guests, City of Nashville leaders and the private donors who created and support the Zoo.
Our principal function is to set policies consistent with the mission of the Zoo, select managers who can carry out the mission, and monitor the performance of those entrusted with day-to-day management. 
Our primary duties are to:
  • Select the executive staff through an appropriate process 
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for the Zoo’s president and review his performance
  • Ensure effective organizational planning
  • Ensure adequate resources through direct and indirect fund-raising efforts
  • Manage resources effectively
  • Determine and monitor the Zoo’s programs and services
  • Enhance Nashville Zoo’s public image
  • Assess our own performance
  • CEO Statement

    Since relocating to the Grassmere property in 1997, we have seen attendance increase by over 1000%. Facilities that were designed and built in the late 1990s can no longer efficiently accommodate our visitors. The Zoo has built a new entry road, dramatically improving vehicular movement in and out of the park. We have expanded our ticket booth, gift shop and visitor services to more efficiently handle existing crowds and anticipated attendance increases as major new exhibits come to fruition.

    Additional infrastructure needs include increased parking, trams, expanded educational space, a new veterinary hospital, additional public restrooms and concession facilities and office expansions.  Infrastructure improvements on this scale will require government support both on the local and state levels so we can continue to create state-of-the-art new exhibitry and maintain our status as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Middle Tennessee.
    The Zoo has an aggressive growth plan for capital projects. 2017 openings include bear and spider monkey exhibits. Expansion plans culminate in a project that will immerse visitors in the African continent. This exhibit will more than double the current number of animals and will feature gorillas, rhinoceros, lions, cheetahs, hippopotamus, and numerous species of primates, birds and reptiles. This project will catapult Nashville Zoo into one of the top ranked zoos in the country and easily attract in excess of a million visitors, thus creating a strong economic impact on our great city. Currently, more than a third of our Zoo’s guests come from areas outside Middle Tennessee, across the country and around the world.

    Nashville Zoo strives to create a world-class zoological experience for visitors, while creating the best possible habitats for our animals. When designing animal exhibits, Rick Schwartz, Zoo president, considers the best interest of the animals and needs and wishes of visitors, donors, and staff.  Nashville Zoo has developed over 28 new animal habitats since moving to the Grassmere property, including Kangaroo Kickabout, the Giraffe Savannah, Bamboo Trail and Flamingo Lagoon. Spider monkey and Andean bear exhibits are scheduled to open in 2017, along with a renovation and expansion of the tiger exhibit. Future plans involve the addition of a gorilla habitat and an Africa-themed exhibit with lions, hippos, rhinos, cheetah, giraffe, and numerous primate and bird species.  Nashville Zoo is internationally known for developing barrier-free exhibits that mimic an animal's natural habitat. The Zoo gives visitors a unique opportunity to learn about species from around the globe.

    Category Animal-Related, General/Other
    Population Served General/Unspecified, ,

    Committed to inspiring connections with nature, the Education Department realizes that people learn in different ways and leverages this knowledge with diverse programming. In 2016, the Zoo's Education Programs reach over 270,000 children and adults. Starting as early as 18 months and carrying into adulthood, the department provides a progression where audiences can "grow up" with the zoo. Programs for individual age groups such as Zoo Tots, ZooTeens, camps and scouting adventures are offered in fun, informative and engaging ways. School programs, aligned with State Standards, feature live animals and activities and are presented at the Zoo or schools. Outreach programs also travel to libraries, hospitals and nursing homes. Opportunities extend to high school and college students through internships, and adults are engaged through the volunteer and docent programs. 

    Category Education, General/Other
    Population Served General/Unspecified, ,

    The Clouded Leopard Consortium (CLC) is a collaborative effort between Nashville Zoo, Thailand Zoological Parks Organization, Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Clouded Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP). Advancements have been made by the CLC to develop a viable clouded leopard breeding program out of the country of origin, create a long-term conservation plan in the country of origin and build capacity for husbandry, research, education and wildlife monitoring. To date over fifty cubs have been born in Thailand, making this the most prolific breeding facility in the world for this endangered cat. And after a ten year period where no clouded cubs were born in North America, Nashville Zoo has been extremely successful in reproducing multiple litters. In 2012, we produced more cubs than all of the world's zoos combined, which has virtually saved the North American captive population from extinction. 

    Category Animal-Related, General/Other
    Population Served Other Named Groups, ,

    Nashville Zoo is actively involved in research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe. As a founding member of the Clouded Leopard Consortium, Nashville Zoo has been instrumental in the conservation and propagation of clouded leopards. The Zoo is the leader in innovative anteater care and has literally written the book on husbandry guidelines for this species.
    Using groundbreaking biotechnology, Nashville Zoo was the first organization in the world to breed Eastern hellbenders. Nashville Zoo is also successfully breeding thousands of Puerto Rican crested toads and releasing them into protected areas of their native land.
    Nashville Zoo actively supports in-situ conservation in a host of countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Vietnam, Brazil, Bolivia and Guyana. The Zoo contributes to programs supporting a number of species in the wild including gorillas, giant armadillos, tigers, tapirs, red pandas, rhinos and elephants.

    Category Animal-Related, General/Other
    Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
    Description In cooperation with sponsoring partners, Nashville Zoo is able to offer a number of unique events to the Middle Tennessee community. Events such as Eggstravaganzoo and Boo at the Zoo offer a safe and entertaining venue for families to celebrate the holidays together.  The Zoo also offers special events for select members of our community including Military Appreciation Day, Autism Awareness Day, and Senior Days. Adult-only events include Brew at the Zoo; Red, White and Zoo; and Sunset Safari. Community groups can utilize the Zoo for birthday parties, weddings, corporate outings and family reunions.   
    Category Animal-Related, General/Other
    Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
    Board Chair
    Board Chair Mrs. Julie W. Walker
    Company Affiliation The Bridge Lady
    Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
    Board Members
    Mrs. Cynthia Arnholt Community VolunteerVoting
    Mrs. Kelley Beaman Community VolunteerVoting
    Mr. Neely Coble IIINeely Coble Co., Inc.Voting
    Mr. Kevin Crumbo Kraft CPAsVoting
    Mrs. Lauren Curry Sherrard, Roe, Voight & Harbison, PLCVoting
    Mrs. Anne Davis Southern Environmental Law CenterVoting
    Mrs. Laurie Eskind Community VolunteerVoting
    Mr. William Fitzgibbon Silvermark PartnersVoting
    Ms. Lily Followill Community VolunteerVoting
    Mrs. Jennifer Frist Community VolunteerVoting
    Mr. Edward Goodrich Community Volunteer
    Mr. Carl Haley Jr.Grand AvenueVoting
    Mr. Chris Holmes FirstBankVoting
    Mr. John Howard River Investments & Hannah ConstructorsVoting
    Mr. Jeff Jacobs Stradis HealthcareVoting
    Mr. Kent Kirby UBSVoting
    Mr. John Lueken CapWealth AdvisorsVoting
    Mr. David Manning AmsurgVoting
    Mr. Alex Marks Royal Investments, LLCVoting
    Mrs. Robin Ingram Patton Community VolunteerVoting
    Mrs. Sheryl Rogers Harding AcademyVoting
    Mr. Brian Smallwood Smallwood Nickle Architects pllcVoting
    Mr. Butch Spyridon Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.Voting
    Mr. McArthur VanOsdale MyNEXUSVoting
    Mrs. Julie W. Walker The Bridge LadyVoting
    Mr. James Webb Freeman Webb Inc.Voting
    Mrs. Kimberly Williams-Paisley ActressVoting
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 26
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 15
    Female 11
    Unspecified 0
    Board Term Lengths 3
    Board Term Limits 2
    Board Meeting Attendance % 59%
    Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
    Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
    Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 96%
    Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 36%
    Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
    Youth Board Members
    Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
    Standing Committees
    Board Governance
    Development / Fund Raising
    Risk Management Provisions
    Accident & Injury Coverage
    Automobile Insurance
    Directors & Officers Policy
    General Property Coverage
    General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
    Inland Marine & Mobile Equipment
    Special Event Liability
    Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
    Umbrella or Excess Insurance
    Builders Risk
    Employment Practices Liability
    Fiduciary Liability
    Internet Liability Insurance
    Workplace Violence
    Additional Board Members
    Mr. George Armistead Answers by Armistead, LLC
    Mr. Lee Beaman Beaman Automotive Group
    Mrs. Kathryn Carell Brown Community Volunteer
    Ms. Renee Chevalier First Tennessee
    Mrs. Kelly Crockett Crook Community Volunteer
    Mrs. Missy Eason Community Volunteer
    Mr. Rodes Hart Community Volunteer
    Mr. Jim Hunt Mayor, City of Belle Meade
    Mrs. Sarah Ingram Community Volunteer
    Mr. Jamie Jones Community Volunteer
    Dr. Arthur Laffer Laffer Associates
    Mr. Jim Littlejohn Littlejohn Engineering Assoc., Inc.
    Mr. Tom Loventhal The Loventhal Group
    Mr. Frank McGrew Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
    Mr. Richard McRae Community Volunteer
    Mr. Larry Papel Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    Mr. Dick Ragsdale Community Volunteer
    Mr. Charles Sonnenberg Frugal MacDoogal
    Mrs. Abby Trotter Hall Strategies
    Executive Director/CEO
    Executive Director Mr. Rick Schwartz
    Term Start Nov 1989

    Rick Schwartz has been heavily involved in the world of conservation for almost thirty years. He is known internationally for his expertise in big cats and for his personal devotion to the preservation of the highly endangered clouded leopard. In 1989, Mr. Schwartz lent his expertise to a group of Nashvillians intent on creating a local zoo. Since then he has been the director and primary architect of Nashville Zoo, building facilities, designing the exhibits and working extensively with other zoos throughout the country to develop the Zoo's outstanding collection of species. He is a leader in conservation both in Tennessee and around the world. Mr. Schwartz’s relationships with animal experts around the globe have allowed Nashville Zoo to successfully import some of the rarest species in the world, creating new genetic pools for the United States captive population. 

    As a leading expert in zoo design, development and maintenance, Mr. Schwartz’s utilization of current resources and creativity are an asset to the organization. He devises solutions and utilizes his talents to conceptualize, create and execute the building of exhibits at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing innovation and best-of-class practices. His knowledge of animal care and husbandry, landscape and horticulture, building materials and contracting has kept the Zoo from incurring the expense of hiring outside contractors and consultants. Mr. Schwartz's exhibit designs have been featured on Animal Planet's Ultimate Zoo series, and zoo professionals from around the world come to Nashville to consult on his innovative designs. Prior to his work with Nashville Zoo, Mr. Schwartz owned an exhibit planning and design firm along with numerous ventures working with domestic and exotic animals, including an endangered species breeding facility well known for its unparalleled success in breeding clouded leopards and other endangered animals.
    Full Time Staff 161
    Part Time Staff 59
    Volunteers 2109
    Contractors 0
    Retention Rate 63%
    Plans & Policies
    Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
    Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
    Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
    When was Strategic Plan adopted? June 2015
    In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
    Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
    Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
    Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2007
    Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce2002
    Williamson County Chamber of Commerce2009
    External Assessments and Accreditations
    External Assessments and Accreditations
    Association of Zoos and Aquariums- Accreditation2014
    Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency2013
    Charity Navigator2003
    House Joint ResolutionState of Tennessee2004
    Special Recognition AwardMetro Nashville Board of Education2004
    Innovation in Action Award WinnerCenter for Nonprofit Management2006
    Excellence in Communications FinalistCenter for Nonprofit Management2006
    Board Member of the Year FinalistCenter for Nonprofit Management2006
    Telly AwardTelly Awards2008
    Area Beautification AwardNashville Area Chamber of Commerce Southern Area Business Council1999
    Addy AwardAmerican Advertising Federation, Nashville2008
    Brand Champion AwardNashville Convention & Visitors Bureau2007
    Public Works Award - African Elephant HabitatTennessee Concrete Association2006
    CEO of the Year Award FinalistCenter for NonProfit Management - Salute to Excellence2012
    Leadership Award FinalistCenter for NonProfit Management -Salute to Excellence2012
    Most Admired CEO - Rick SchwartzNashville Business Journal2014
    Commissioner's Award - Grassmere Historic Home & FarmMetro Historic Commission2015
    Certificate of Merit - Grassmere Historic Home & FarmTennessee Historic Commission2015
    Perfect 100% for Financial Health and Accountability and TransparencyCharity Navigator2016
    International Conservation AwardAZA2016
    Excellence in Construction Specialized Construction AwardGreater TN Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors2016
    Senior Staff
    Title Chief Development Officer
    Experience/Biography Suzanne Iler is an accomplished Development professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in nonprofit organizations.  Proven track record of exceeding organization fundraising goals and building long term relationships with individuals, foundations and corporate partnerships.  Skilled in all aspects of non profit development including annual, capital and planned giving initiatives.
    Title Chief Operating Officer
    Experience/Biography Andy Tillman has over 25 years' experience in business operations for theme parks and zoological institutions.  His skills include budget and P&L development, large-scale employee and facility management, and extensive guest/customer service management.
    Title Chief Financial Officer
    CEO Comments

    Fiscal Year
    Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
    Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
    Projected Revenue $15,717,598.00
    Projected Expenses $14,346,808.00
    Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
    Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
    Detailed Financials
    Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Total Revenue$34,309,151$22,386,320$15,042,510
    Total Expenses$12,748,329$12,222,672$10,688,381
    Revenue Less Expenses$21,560,822$10,163,648$4,354,129
    Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    Government Contributions$7,897,087$881,922$304,487
    Individual Contributions$13,961,864$9,250,662$4,461,219
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$538,075$939,445$572,110
    Membership Dues$2,754,419$2,916,217$2,678,473
    Special Events$721,202$639,684$872,872
    Revenue In-Kind$1,250,776$14,615$0
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Program Expense$11,108,266$10,838,955$9,475,350
    Administration Expense$1,085,551$901,772$857,332
    Fundraising Expense$554,512$481,945$355,699
    Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.691.831.41
    Program Expense/Total Expenses87%89%89%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%4%6%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Total Assets$71,747,551$49,443,678$39,206,196
    Current Assets$28,762,546$14,558,687$6,427,340
    Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$50,000
    Current Liabilities$2,275,106$797,740$510,167
    Total Net Assets$69,472,445$48,645,938$38,646,029
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.6418.2512.60
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201520142013
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $13,961,864Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $9,250,662Contributions, Gifts and Grants $4,461,219
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $7,897,087Earned Revenue $5,358,457Program Service Revenue $4,099,796
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $4,878,168Membership Dues $2,916,217Membership Dues $2,678,473
    IRS Letter of Exemption
    Capital Campaign
    Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
    Campaign Purpose Nashville Zoo has experienced tremendous growth since moving to Grassmere in 1997. To continue to be a top Nashville tourist attraction, as well as a leading resource for education and conservation, we need to expand our capabilities, developing a wonderful experience for 1 million+ visitors each year, expanding exhibits and creating world class habitats for many new species, and providing quality care for our valued animal collection through a new veterinary hospital.
    Capital Campaign Goal $160,000,000.00
    Campaign Start and End Dates June 2014 to June 2020
    Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $72,346,509.00 as of July 2017
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
    State Charitable Solicitations Permit
    TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018 Financial Comments
    Financials taken from the 990 and the audit.
    Foundation and Corporate contributions may be listed in the Individuals sum.
    Financial documents completed by Frasier Dean & Howard.
    Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 9/30/16.
    Nonprofit Nashville Zoo, Inc.
    Address 3777 Nolensville Road
    Nashville, TN 37211
    Primary Phone (615) 833-1534
    Contact Email
    CEO/Executive Director Mr. Rick Schwartz
    Board Chair Mrs. Julie W. Walker
    Board Chair Company Affiliation The Bridge Lady
    Year of Incorporation 1989

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