Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation

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    You can support animals at Sequoia Park Zoo by making a donation to the Animal Enrichment Fund! Read on...
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About the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation

The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2004 and is the philanthropic, nonprofit partner that supports the Sequoia Park Zoo. The Foundation has raised more than $13 million since its inception. The Foundation has been successful in securing funding for many capital projects at the Zoo, including the construction of new animal habitats, ongoing maintenance, exhibit renovations and building facilities to support animals, education, guest services and conservation efforts. The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation promotes and stimulates interest in the Sequoia Park Zoo, and supports the Zoo’s development and programs through fundraising, promotions and other initiatives designed to enhance the Zoo experience.

Working in close partnership with the City of Eureka to provide the North Coast with a spectacular zoological facility, the Foundation is responsible for fundraising, promotions, and special events.


The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation works successfully as a philanthropic partner with the City of Eureka and supports conservation, education, and future economic development. The Foundation advances the Master Plan by assisting with the planning and development of major projects, pursuing grants, and growing donor and community relationships.


The Foundation helps to promote and maintain the excellent reputation of the Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation within the community by developing sponsorships and cultivating relationships with local news and media.

Special Events

The Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation hosts a variety of special events, from family-friendly celebrations to black-tie galas, that support the Zoo and conservation efforts worldwide. The Foundation's signature fundraising events and "ZooXclusive" auction items support the Zoo and engage with donors while providing one-of-a-kind experiences that create lifelong connections to our animals and the Zoo. Please visit the Zoo's calendar of events for all the details!

  1. Board of Directors

Michale Dearden

Acting Executive Director; President

Candy Stockton-Joreteg

Vice President

Roy E. Corsetti 

Treasurer; Chair of Finance Committee

Alegria Sita 

Secretary; Chair of Events Committee

Annette De Modena 

Chair, Board Development Commitee

Chuck Dominick

Chair, Projects Committee; Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee

Jeff Lamoree 

Founding President; Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee

Kim Bergel

Mayor of Eureka; City Liaison

Florence Parks

Open Space, Parks & Recreation Commission Liaison

Gregory Hale

Matthew Owen

Bruce Seivertson

Darrell Sherman

  1. Foundation Staff
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